Orphaned Memories is a group exhibition featuring Dongyan Chen, Ivetta Sunyoung Kang, Elena Amabili presented as part of the official program of the 48 Stunden Neukölln Festival.
15 – 22 June 2019, 2-7pm
Opening: Friday, June 14th 2019
Berlin-based Italian photographer Elena Amabili explores Socialist architecture, Béton brut, political geography and urban spaces in her melancholy work.
SomoS Artist-in-Residence Ivetta Sunyoung Kang is a Montreal-based South Korean multidisciplinary artist. She unearths and recontextualizes the memories and ideologies imprinted in found analog film footage.
In his solo exhibition Treading Water, visual artist Todd Reece Johnson (AU) expresses his dissatisfaction with digital photography’s sterility, critiquing the desensitized version of the world that it provides us with. In a deliberate materialist practice, that takes analog processes to almost alchemical extremes, the show responds to such concerns.
Pedro Ferreira, born in Portugal in 1988, is a Berlin-based media artist. He works primarily with experimental and documentary film, video installation and performance. In his work, he explores found footage concepts to reconsider technologies and their failures and expose media materiality. His personal documentary work examines contemporary social issues in an attempt to comprehend […]
SomoS welcomes back U.S. American visual artist, experimental filmmaker and writer Marguerite Harris for a short work/research Artist-in Residence. Two years after her impressive solo exhibition Film is Un/Dead and Cameraless Film and Experimental Sound workshop, Marguerite joins us again, this time to weld a kinetic light sculpture for use in her installations. Marguerite Harris […]
In her installation Uncanny Valley, American Multi-media artist Erin Mitchell transformed SomoS’ exhibition space into an immersive installation that physically recreated the idealized natural imagery of screensavers and desktop wallpapers. Bringing the digital into the analog realm in a literal way, Mitchell encourages us to question our relationships with personal technology and redefine our perspectives and movements within these two often competing realities.
Todd Reece Johnson is an Australian artist and University lecturer who employs analog techniques to investigate malleability of the photographic image. His research interests include photography authorship, indexicality and materialism in the digital age.
In her 2016 solo exhibition Film is Un/Dead at SomoS arts Berlin, Paris-based American visual artist, experimental filmmaker and writer Marguerite Harris combines a personal re-imagining of the legacy of Expanded Cinema with inclusive Social Art strategies.
A 2016 hands-on exploration of creative analog cameraless film treatments and experimental sound creation by SomoS Resident Artist Marguerite Harris. and sound artist Baptiste Moulin.
In her work, American artist Marguerite Harris merges dated techniques such as analog 35mm film material, analog projection, or video signals with newer editing and computer graphing techniques, creating hybrid installation pieces that re-imagine the traditions of Expanded Cinema and Social Art trough the lens of her Black heritage.
Analog photography workshop by SomoS’ Artist-in-Residence Donato Del Giudice. With a large format camera 8×10, Del Giudice portrays his generation in their daily intimacy. The workshop explores the large format camera’s unique features that influence the photographic process and the quality of the resulting image, offering greater pictorial control.