THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Luisa Catucci Gallery | 27-Jan-2021
Due to the COVID-19 situation in Germany, we cannot welcome guests inside the Gallery. So, to bring color and positive energy to our Neighbors and City “ stating at the same time that art doesn't stop “ we decided to launch. THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. Using our shop windows to present on a two-week rotation, a selection of videos & art by Per Christian Brown, Boris Eldagsen, Eleonora Roaro, Mathilde Nardone. #luisacatuccigallery #Throughthelookingglass #KunstinBerlin #contemporaryart
Venue: Luisa Catucci Gallery
Address: Allerstr. 38, Neukoelln
Date: 1.02.2021 - 31.03.2021
Web: https://www.luisacatucci.com/through-the-looking-glass/
: https://www.facebook.com/events/232812691832001
EMail: info@luisacatucci.com
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Per Christian Brown, Mathilde Nardone, Eleonora Roaro Boris Eldagsen
1st “ 14th February:
Per Christian Brown
Die Farben sind Taten des Lichts, Taten und Leiden Brown´s piece entitled Die Farben sind Taten des Lichts, Taten und Leiden (colors are acts of light, acts, and suffering) is a short video composed of time-lapse footage of various liquid color pigments poured into glass tanks as well as various flowers. A flower bud slowly opens its petals and presents itself in all its beauty. The title of the piece is taken from a well-known quote from J.W. Goethe´s color theory. It taps into the idea that color not only represents joy and life but also has an intrinsic element of suffering and decay. There is a dichotomy between the flower's beauty and the indisputable fact that it will lose its colorful glory, fade and decompose. A dichotomy that sparks contemplations of life and death in nature and man, and the fact that everything, including us humans, has only an allotted time here on earth.

15th “ 28th February:
Mathilde Nardone
Floriography, the language of flowers
Say it with flowers. Mathilde Nardone doesn't use floriography “ the language of flowers “ in a classical way, but still, she uses it to speak about themes that are not always the easiest. The flowers used in her art are always telling a story, usually related to her life's paths, or her family, longing for the theme of identity, belonging, and immigration. Themes that are always actual, always hard, always rich in polemics. To talk about such hard themes by using such a delicate subject is definitely a refined way, quite surprising, for such a young artist. There are flashes and reminiscences in her compositions, showing an early interest in art as a representation of the inner self. But the young artist is not in search of the past, she prefers to retain the one that remains.

1st -15th March:
Eleonora Roaro
Tulipomania
5 channel video | 06'02| 1920 x 1080 HD 16:9 | Edition 3 + AP| 2015
Sound © Massimiliano Viel
Tulipomania is a video-installation that refers to a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for a bulb of tulips skyrocketed and then suddenly collapsed. It consists of 5 videos (06'02'' each) which run simultaneously on 5 monitors. The soundtrack, made by Massimiliano Viel and performed by Icarus Ensemble, is a remake of Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs by J. B. Lully. Each video shows a tulip undergoing a process of transformation that modifies its initial condition. This alteration evokes the conceit of impermanence (mujo in Japanese), conveying the feeling that everything is changeable and ephemeral. This way the tulip, from a symbol of economical speculation, becomes an allegory of every value attribution and illusion.

16th- 31st March
Boris Eldagsen
Into Outer Space
Boris challenges the idea of a unique reality through his images. He investigates the multiverse of the human mind in order to examine the unconscious, communicating on a dreamlike level through the images he creates. Boris will present his latest video productions, realized mainly during the series of Lockdowns in 2020.

XMAS IN PLATO'S CAVE
A philosopher's fever dream (2020)
A floor projection of the mind in pandemic times.  Or how Buddhists would phrase it: The mind is a monkey.
1-channel 4K video-installation, 08:32 mins loop, dimensions variable
Performer & Choreography: Susana Chamorro, Carlos Collado
Soundscape: Tanvir Taolad
Concept / Director / Camera / Light / Edit / Costume: Boris Eldagsen
Produced by Stadt findet Kunst' “  an event series of the Department of Culture | Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf for the promotion of artistic projects in urban areas as immediate aid for artists, supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

UNTYING (THE PAST FROM THE FUTURE)
A Posthuman Statement (2020)
To overcome the trauma of sexual abuse, the Brazilian performer Aun Helden slips into a new, non-binary, alien-like skin.
1-channel 4K video-installation, 06:34 mins loop, dimensions variable
Performance: Aun Helden (Brazil)
4K Video loop

PLASTIC FOREST
A Butoh Dance (2020)
2-channel HD video-installation, 10 mins loop, dimensions variable
Part I [Before the Storm]
Concept: CoCo Katsura (Japan)
Camera, Light, Edit, Sound: Boris Eldagsen
Performance: Xinru Lee (China)
Part I [After the Storm]
Concept: CoCo Katsura (Japan)
Camera, Light, Edit, Sound: Boris Eldagsen
Performance: Lisa Stertz (Germany)

THE MARRIAGE OF YAN & YING (Part I)
A sci-fi-genderbender trip to outer space (2018 -2020)
3-channel HD video-installation, 03:30 mins loop, dimensions variable
Performance: Kupalua (Brazil)
Light: Paulinho Fluxus from LabLUXZ_ (Brazil) & Boris Eldagsen

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