I’m excited to report that on 14/February, my new duo with Ooi, Clair-Obscur, will officially debut at the opening of BODYSCAPES – an exhibition featuring works by photographer Francesca La Franca and painter Danilo Schaffer. We’ll be playing works by François Couperin, Phillip Glass, Gyorgy Ligeti, Caroline Shaw and more. The exhibition is held from 14-28/February at bar/exhibition space ORi (http://www.ori-berlin.de/index.php/de) in Kreuzberg.
Here’s some more info about the exhibition:
“Bodyscapes” is an imaginative conversation between analogical black and white photographs by Francesca La Franca and mixed media paintings by Danilo Schaffer. The images of the exhibition are concerned with the notion of absence in the perceptible – a theme that encompasses loss, missing, disappearance and erasure. Representing fragmentation of the physical through the choise of nude figure as subject, the artworks want to reveal that quality of absence that is at once ephemeral but perpetual – there but nowhere. Creating a dialogue through the use of different media and by embracing the qualities of different materials the two artists attempt to explore the body. Can this one ever be known and discovered without its falsification, alteration, and sliding in standardisation? Through deconstruction, “Bodyscapes” gives form to a new perspective on the corporeal, creating a visual narrative where the unseen appears more vivid than what is concretely visible and it aims to engage the audience to think through imagination.
BODYSCAPES – Exhibition opening ORi – Friedelstrasse 8, Berlin 14/February, ’15, 7pm Free entry