"Decomposition and Transcendence" at Fata Morgana Galerie    Torstrasse 170                                                                                                        Mitte, Berlin                                                                                                      Germany

Opening Party: Thursday, April 14th, 6 - 9 PM
Hours: April 15th-16th, 4 - 8 PM and April 17th, 2 - 5 PM


Thursday, March 3rd + Friday, March 4th, 2016                                                 7-10:30 PM                                                                                                                   The Triangle at Pearl Street and Anchorage Place


Friday, March 4th - 26th, 2016                                                                         Made in NY Media Center by IFP                                                                           30 John Street, Brooklyn NY 11201


Opening reception, screening, and panel on March 4th from 6 - 9PM at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP with free wine and beer!


Artists: Radka Salcmannova, Marie Vic + Theo Croker , Zoe Duchesne + Alex Hamadey, Ryan Uzilevsky + Adam Harding, Naormi Meijia Wang + John Terhorst, Sarah Trouche, Thomas D. Rotenberg + Jarboe

Concept & curation by Leo Kuelbs with Aaron Riedel


“Decomposition and Transcendence” is a multiple artist collaborative video art + sound show exploring the continuum of beauty, decay, transformation and rebirth. 


As with any system, any given point justifies its opposite.  There is no ideal without irony, and “Decomposition and Transcendence” exists between these two poles. 


The stuff that balances this system: decay, age, transcendence, re-composition, rebirth and ripening are key terms behind “Decomposition and Transcendence.”  Artists with a broad array of perspectives and experience—fashion, digital animation, pure and popular arts, noise, EDM, and classical music—explore this continuum and articulate new visual and sonic languages. 


Natural and cosmic states are considered.  But “Decomposition and Transcendence” emphasizes the human figure as a device to create analogous narratives and meanings.



LIGHT YEAR is a year-long project presented by 3_Search (Leo Kuelbs Collection, Glowing Bulbs and John Ensor Parker) in collaboration with the DUMBO Improvement District and the NYC DOT.  Originally created in celebration of the United Nations’ declaration of 2015 as the Year of Light and Light Art, LIGHT YEAR has hosted the work of over 100 artists and curators from around the world.


Teaser available here.


On display:


Thomas D. Rotenberg + Jarboe, “Journeying Through Time, Space, and Mind”

A psychedelic visual journey by up-and-coming American artist Thomas D. Rotenberg with an amazing soundtrack by Jarboe, famous for her part in the experimental music group, The Swans.


Naormi Meijia Wang + John Terhorst, “Error in Thinking”

Chinese artist Naormi Meijia Wang collaborates with Canadian New Music artist John Terhorst to create this stunning video which considers the beauty of decay.


MarieVic + Theo Croker, “Chicks+Cock”

A comical look at innocence by MarieVic, one of France’s best young video artists.  Featuring "A Call To The Ancestors," from Theo Croker's new album, "Escape Velocity," available on iTunes.


Zoe Duchesne + Alex Hamadey, “L’envolee”

Montreal-based artist and top fashion model, Zoe Duchesne, uses her “Poupee” character to humorously explore the tensions between merchandised beauty and what it means to be a human woman.  Brooklyn-based DJ, Alex Hamadey delivers yet another amazing soundtrack.


Ryan Uzilevsky + Adam Harding, “To Begin We Must End”

Ryan Uzilevsky’s work has appeared twice before n DUMBO, as part of “Immersive Surfaces” (2011) and “The Endless Bridge” (2010).  Since then, his star has risen and his work has appeared all over the world.  This intense new video directly questions our obsession with beauty, balancing it with powerful visual language.  Los Angeles-based New Music star Adam Harding contributes an incendiary soundtrack.


Sarah Trouche, “The Protagonists #1”

Paris-based art star, Sarah Trouche adds to her highly acclaimed video art series with this celebration of life in a natural setting.  A single take.  Amazing.


Radka Salcmannova, “Touch of Eclipse”

The life force visually depicted through rainforest and human movement. Her first solo-show opens in NYC this Spring.