Ink Agop – Overlooking I Multimedia Installation
Video, Sculpture, New Media Art Exhibition
from: 25.02.2016 to: 03.03.2016
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Ink Agop: Overlooking I at SomoS Art House
WHAT: Video, Sculpture, New Media Art Exhibition by Ink Agop
WHEN: Opening Reception: Thursday, February 25, 2016 18.00
Duration: Feb 26 – Mar 3, 2016, Tues – Sat 14.00 – 19.00
WHERE: SomoS Art House – Kottbusser Damm 95 10967 Berlin, 1. OG
Berlin-based Japanese multimedia artist Ink Agop‘s solo exhibition “Overlooking I” at SomoS Art House is founded on the performances she developed and recorded during her 2014-2015 ComPeung Artist-in-Residency at Chiang Mai, Thailand, on the theme of Shamanism. This project culminates in the “Overlooking I” installation, consisting of video projection and kinetic sculptures made out of organic materials collected by Agop from nature. In Agop’s distinct contemporary artistic interpretation, the shaman can represent a sibylline figure of healing, but also a trickster, performer, clown, poet, or prostitute.
Agop’s highly personal and instantly recognizable artistic approach employs an insightful range of techniques from early cinematic presentations of the Zoetrope to the latest drone technology in order to reveal the collective and ritualistic behaviors that transcend the self and unite us across time and space.
Opening: Thursday, February 25 2016, 6pm with live performance by Mieko Suzuki.
Berlin art house SomoS provides space and resources for presentation and production of the arts. SomoS organizes its own cultural events and closely works with artists, organizers and curators to realize their projects. It is SomoS’ mission to create an international open framework for innovative arts, exhibitions, education and creative cooperation.
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