QUANTUM FIELD ATHLETICS
ALL THE LANDS FROM SUNRISE TO SUNSET
Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna AT
For his third solo exhibition at Galerie Martin Janda, Balteo-Yazbeck has collaged and assembled materials and topics from advertising, propaganda, the news, social media, sleek technologies and even interior design. He has also enlisted some artist-friends by including their works, thereby adding to each other’s anthropocentric anxieties. In his most recent series, All the Lands from Sunrise to Sunset (2018), different iterations of this age-old maxim evoke the evolution of hubris for more than four thousand years up until the present. Spelled in extremely colorful collages and encoded as hashtags or email addresses such as Britain1821@SunNeverSets.co.uk, they resemble cut-out-letter ransom notes.
This series includes sculptures carved in olive wood and shaped as human hands, originally created by Attilio Napolitano, that Balteo-Yazbeck has nonchalantly intervened in different ways. Also part of the series, the small installation Backup (2013), originally made by Judith Sönnicken is now shown against a photo-collaged background, refers to our shared anxiety over losing digital archives. These three-dimensional works confront us with disparate technologies parading as human practices in our contemporary civilization – from ancient Chinese formulas for nail polishing and shellac, to coal as a fossil fuel, cellphones and GPS.
Online exhibition launch: December 12th/ 2019 , 7pm
@Public Art Lab / Brunnenstr. 72 / Berlin DE
Curated by Magdalena Kovaric & Benjamin Egger
Post-Digital Art Practices in Cultural Education
University of Applied Science / Potsdam DE
Artists: Donna Conlon, Hannah Neckel, Jan Robert Leegte, Jocelyn Neumann, Judith Sönnicken, Katrin Petroschkat, Kenny Löffler, Lele Schlaich, Leo Lehner, Mariana Reinhardt, Marisa Olson, Martyna Poznanska, Meike Boekholt, Mit Borras, Molly Soda, NEEEU, Renee Klaßen
online Nov 1, 2019 - Mar 1, 2020
IRL Nov 4 - 20, 2019 / Space 204 at the Vanderbilt University Department of Art / Nashville US
Curated by Alejandro T. Acierto
Unsettling Time is a curatorial project by alejandro t. acierto that foregrounds Indigenous, queer, and postcolonial ideas around time. With work that draws on the archives of networked society, these pieces offer new theoretical formations, assemblages, and conceptualizations of time and temporality.
In an effort to decolonize time, this project sets out to destabalize the chrononormative straightness of time, to allow it to exist outside of the singular constructs of linearity and progress. As such, these works revise how we might think of other times, of the durations and extensions that push time into space, and of the multiple compressions of accumulated times that enable us the capacity to offer singular objects and memories.
Joshua Albers // Lee Blalock // Edgar Fabián Frías // Jason E. Geistweidt //
Yun Ingrid Lee // Xavier McFarlin // Dan Paz // Zander Porter // Rodrigo Nava Ramirez // Fran Pérez Rus // Tyler Ryan // Heath Schultz // Judith Sönnicken // Eric Souther // Eva Wǒ // Jacqueline Wu
Support for this exhibition is provided in part by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Vanderbilt University Center for Digital Humanities, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, the Vanderbilt University Department of Art, and Space 204
BEFRIENDING HYPEROBJECTS: #TIME
Nov 1st - March 1st, 2020
curated by Judith Sönnicken
coded into 29.9769° N, 31.1327° E (Cairo, Egypt) for The Wrong biennial
In partnership with OUT OF THE CIRCLE, Cairo
CARLOS MONLEON, EDGAR FABIÁN FRÍAS, DIOGO EVANGELISTA, VANJA SMILJANIĆ, JAH SUN, MANUEL CARVALHO, BÄRBEL LANGE, NARUTO, MALIN ABRAHAMSSON, SARAH ANCELLE SCHÖNFELD, HOGIR GÖREGEN
BEFRIENDING HYPEROBJECTS: PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Sonic meditation / performance
Friday, 10/18/19 // 7:30 pm at Gemeinde Köln / Cologne DE
For Vanja Smiljanić’s solo show Plant Rant: Mea Culpa on Chlorophyll Sling
Curated by Agustina Andreoletti
Environmental observations like the movement of the sun or the formation of clouds can be difficult to grasp. They hover in an abstract space, a hyperspace: they are #hyperobjects. This guided sonic meditation is a friend request to the hyperobject photosynthesis in both physical and virtual environments. By embodying one collective botanical organism, participants get to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and express their gratitude to the plant kingdom for relentlessly doing so.
Fri 6 - Fri 20 September, 2019
Watermans Art Centre, London UK
This group exhibition engages critically with ideas, practices and beliefs of immersion in relation to digital culture and new media. It is also part of this year's Digital Research in the Humanities & Arts (DRHA) conference.
With works by disnovation.org, Claudia Dutson, Dasha Ilina, Danae Io, Gretta Louw, Hans Overliet, Guli Silberstein and Judith Sönnicken.
Curated by Klio Krajewska in collaboration with Elena Papadaki and Dani Ploeger.
BEFRIENDING HYPEROBJECTS: PHOTOSYNTHESIS
Sonic meditation / performance
Ruine der Franziskaner Klosterkirche, Berlin DE
Curated by Creamcake
An essay on Google Gardening by Hannah Grow
Sound Science Podcast is a monthly podcast by Dr. Yewande Pearse about the science stories that affect our lives and have in some way influenced music.
Episode 5: The Left-brain vs. the Right-brain
At some point in your life, someone may have asked you whether you are left brained, or right brained. Or maybe you have heard someone proudly proclaim that they are right brained. This show is all about ‘The Left Brain Vs. Right Brain’ and the long held belief that people tend to have a personality or style of thinking that is either “right-brained or left-brained”. As a musician is your right-brain really doing all the work? Myth, half myth or truth?
Judith is an artist, whose recent work ‘Befriending Hyperobjects’, was recently exhibited at NAVEL in Los Angeles.
Rex Eugene Jung is an American psychologist who has researched on the neural basis of human intelligence and creativity.
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Befriending Hyperobjects is an ongoing decentralized eco-performance interfacing art and technology to fund environmental projects.
Hyperobjects are entities we cannot grasp in their entirety, such as water, cyanobacteria, or typhoon. They appear to us as an abstraction due to their scale, ethereal nature, or non-linear relationship with time. They are comparable to #hashtags.
In this project, artists “befriend” hyperobjects, similar to how you can befriend or follow someone online.
The initial exhibition at NAVEL in Los Angeles featured 17 artists from 5 continents and was fully biodegradable with exception of the technology needed for display. Instead of solitary human art practice, this project portraits the encounter and collaboration of human and non-human entities.
We were able to raise $82.98 / 0.46 ETH for the native plant nursery Hahamongna in Pasadena.
Guided meditation through 9 dimensions
With the support of breathwork, sound, and aromatherapy, Judith Sönnicken guides an inner journey for 7 participants through dimensions 1-9 (in chronological order). Upon their return to linear space/time, participants are invited to visualize the imagery that unfolded during their journey.
NAVEL, Los Angeles US
HYPERSLOW, Los Angeles US
STUDIO GOLDSCHMIDT / RUTHERFORD, New York City US
I made a guest mix for Diana Policarpo’s HERETICS on RADIO QUANTICA!
It will air on 09/19/18, after that you can