Transflexion — Net of Mirrors
Video + Sound Exhibition
European House of Art – Schafhof
Am Schafhof 1
(near Munich, Germany)
27 March ‒ 31 May, 2015
Opening Reception: 27 March, Friday 7 pm
soundtrack created by: Alexander Hacke (New York/Berlin)
Danielle de Picciotto (New York/Berlin)
Helga Griffiths (Darmstadt)
Thomas Lüer (Frankfurt)
Robert Seidel (Berlin)
Caspar Stracke (Helsinki)
Grazia Toderi (Milano/Torino)
Curated by Leo Kuelbs and Eike Berg
“Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” is a new, multi-artist video and sound art show exploring humanity’s evolving and expanding notions of individuality. Taking the Buddhist idea of “Dependent Origination,” which states that all things arise in dependence upon multiple causes and conditions, as a starting point, “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” considers the dawning realization that consciousness has no borders and that we all exist, to some degree, within everyone else in the world, and possibly beyond.
The dynamic nature of the circuits of communication between multiple objects and infinite reflections—the stuff of the communal fabric itself—are another aspect illuminated by “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors.”
Six artists working in video/time-based media will create the visual aspects of the show, while a singular soundtrack created by Alexander Hacke will loop independently. The sound expands the single video works and vice versa each autonomous visual changes the perception of the sound. The inner structure of the show represents the idea.
After watching one art piece the sound changes its nature in the observer. Afterwards the perception is different at the next art work. The interdependence of several visual works and one sound effectively create a show that is never the same, every showing, every moment.
Mirroring implicates reflection in form and content. It can close connections between screens or devices, between spaces and ideas, between physical and virtual levels. Artists and art works are the mirrors, those influence the way of reflection by their individual nature. Mirroring means to structure reality by repeating, distorting, combining its elements.
To further exemplify these ideas, “Transflexion: The Net of Mirrors” features artists from a variety of backgrounds and is set to appear in several different cities around the world.
16 May, Saturday 3 pm: Artists’ Talk
For more Information: Leo Kuelbs: firstname.lastname@example.org