Book presentation

Claudia Beelitz, the “Pattern & Signs” project curator guides through the exhibition. Presentation of the printed projects documentation.
Wednesday, 06 July 2011, 6 pm.


A pdf download will be available soon.

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Artists talks, a performance, and more workshop results

Artist talks, a presentation of  the “Pattern & Signs” workshop “Gender of the City”, and the performance “Kopi Kaputa sings Crossing the Line” by Alfred Banze and Matthias Schellenberger took place at 23 June 2011 at Galerie Nord. 

Artist talk: Christine Falk in front of her paintings

Ein Artist Talk, eine Präsentation des “Pattern & Signs” Workshops “Gender of the City”,
und die Performance “Kopi Kaputa sings Crossing the Line” von Alfred Banze und Matthias Schellenberger fanden am 23. Juni 2011 in der Galerie Nord statt.

Alfred Banze + Matthias Schellenberger are "Kopi Kaputa - AV Band from Berlin"

 

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Workshop presentations

Presenation of  four “Pattern & Signs” workshops.
08 June 2011, Galerie Nord.

Listening to the project introduction by Claudia Beelitz

Die Ergebnisse von vier “Pattern & Signs” Workshops wurden am 8. Juni 2011 in der Galerie Nord vorgestellt.

Presentation „Performance, sound, drawing, and space“, with Varsha Nair + Jerome Ming

Presentation „Patterns and Signs in Daily Life“, with Christine Falk + Li Lisha

Presentation „Ein Logo für Moabit“, with Doris Hinzen-Röhrig + Petra Jung

Presentation “Unheard, Unseen”, with Alfred Banze

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5 Workshops in Berlin Moabit

Five workshops with participants of the Menzel School in Berlin Moabit

Varsha Nair + Jerome Ming: „Performance, sound, drawing, and space“
How do individuals position them- selves within a group, within a new empty space? How do contact and appropriation find physical expression? And what traces of this are depicted in that space? The workshop combined ele- ments of performance and drawing to create a dynamic link between school and gallery.
Wie verorten sich die Einzelnen in einer Gruppe? Wie in einem neuen, leeren Raum? Wie kann Kontakt und Aneignung körperlich Ausdruck finden? Und welche Spuren hiervon bilden sich im Raum ab? Der Workshop verband Perfor- matives mit Zeichnerischem und stellte eine dynamische Verbindung zwischen Schule und Galerie her.

„Performance, sound, drawing, and space“, with Varsha Nair + Jerome Ming

Christine Falk + Li Lisha: „Patterns and Signs in Daily Life“
Which signs surround us? How do we perceive patterns? Can signs be filled with a completely different meaning? Are signs sensible? Do they regulate our everyday lives, or do they solidify be- havioural patterns? Similar to a research expedition, patterns and signs were collected, discussed, questioned, combined in new constellations, shifted into altered contexts and divested of their generally accepted meanings.
Welche Zeichen umgeben uns? Wie nehmen wir diese Muster wahr? Könnten Zeichen auch ganz anders besetzt sein? Sind Zeichen vernünftig, regeln Sie unseren Alltag oder schreiben Sie Verhaltensmuster fest? Wie auf einer Forschungsreise wurden Muster und Zeichen zusammengetragen, diskutiert, in Frage gestellt, neu kombiniert, in veränderte Kontexte gerückt und ihrer Selbstverständlichkeit entkleidet.

„Patterns and Signs in Daily Life“, with Christine Falk + Li Lisha

Doris Hinzen-Röhrig + Petra Jung: „Ein Logo für Moabit“
How does a logo work? Does it neatly distil essential characteristics? Can a logo express community? Do logos make sense in a world surrounded by signs? How can complex connections be translated into catchy signs? The participants in this workshop discovered how much information, discussion and creative thinking is needed to develop a new logo.

Wie funktioniert ein Logo? Bringt es Charakteristisches auf den Punkt? Kann ein Logo Gemeinschaft zum Ausdruck bringen? Machen Logos in einer von Zeichen umgebenen Welt Sinn? Wie können komplexe Zusammenhänge in einprägsame Zeichen übersetzt werden? Wie viel Wissen, Auseinandersetzung und kreatives Denken die Entwicklung eines neuen Logos erfordert, konnten die TeilnehmerInnen dieses Workshops erfahren.

„Ein Logo für Moabit“, with Doris Hinzen-Röhrig + Petra Jung

Katharina Koch + Joanne Richardson: „The Gender of the City“
How differently do we perceive our city? What does the structure of the city have to do with gender? Where do we encounter gender-relevant signs, patterns and situations in our neighbourhood? And what does gender actually mean? The workshop participants set out with cameras in search of answers to these, and many more questions.

Wie unterschiedlich nehmen wir unsere Stadt wahr? Was hat die Struktur der Stadt mit Geschlecht zu tun? Wo begegnen uns geschlechter-relevante Zeichen, Muster und Situationen in unserem Kiez? Und überhaupt, was bedeutet eigentlich Gender? Diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen sind die WorkshopteilnehmerInnen mit Kameras auf die Spur gegangen.

„The Gender of the City“, with Katharina Koch + Joanne Richardson

Alfred Banze: “Unheard, Unseen”
Can the visible only be perceived with the eye? And is the audible only perceived by the ear? Or is the visible dependent on the audible and vice versa? Could we think everything differently? Are sequences of images and sounds alterable? Can their mutual relationship be changed? Can we concentrate on seemingly marginal phenomena whilst consciously ignoring the supposedly central phenomena? In this workshop the students created a completely new audio-visual draft of urban perception.

Ist Sichtbares allein sichtbar und Hörbares allein hörbar? Oder ist das Hörbare vom Sichtbaren und das Sichtbare vom Hörbaren abhängig? Wäre alles auch anders zu denken? Sind Abfolgen von Bildern und Klängen veränderbar, anders aufeinander zu beziehen? Können wir uns auf scheinbar Nebensächliches konzentrieren und vermeintlich Zentrales herausstellen? Im Workshop haben SchülerInnen ein völlig neues visuell-akustisches Bild städtischer Wahrnehmung entworfen.

“Unheard, Unseen”, with Alfred Banze

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Pattern & Signs in Berlin

Exhibition, workshops, talks, and performances with Alfred Banze, Surachai Ekphalakorn, Christine Falk, Doris Hinzen-Röhrig, Petra Jung, Katharina Koch, Ute Lehnert, Li Lisha, Jerome Ming, Varsha Nair, and Joanne Richardson

Dr. Ralf Hartmann, director of Galerie Nord opens the exhibition

In between: Bilder, kulturelle Codes und Disziplinen, Verbales und Nonverbales – das Projekt “Pattern & Signs” bewegt sich zwischen vielen Koordinaten. Auch seine Realisierung in Berlin entspricht einem Dazwischen, genauer gesagt: dem Ineinandergreifen der zwei unterschiedlichen Formate Workshop und Ausstellung. Elf internationale Künstlerinnen und Künstler waren eingeladen, sich gemeinsam mit Schülerinnen und Schülern des Menzel-Gymnasiums zum Thema Muster und Zeichen auseinanderzusetzen und gleichzeitig ihre Arbeiten in einer umfangreichen Ausstellung zur Diskussion zu stellen. Thematischer Ausgangspunkt sind Muster, wie sie sich nicht nur in ästhetischen, sondern auch in kulturellen, historischen und sozialen Strukturen abbilden. Diese Vielschichtigkeit des Themas greift das Projekt “Pattern & Signs” auf, indem es interdisziplinäre Zugänge eröffnet und nicht nur im Bereich der bildenden Kunst, sondern ebenso in Musik, Soziologie und Naturwissenschaften auf Spurensuche geht. Weitere Informationen …

View into the exhibition. In front "About the Olympiad, or Not" by Li Lisha. Left: Paintings by Christine Falk.

Pattern & Signs convey historical, cultural as well as social structures. To be aware of and reflect their correlation is a fundamental prerequisite for the liveliness and quality of human coexistence. The exhibition project “Pattern & Signs” deals with this task. It derives from a cross-generational network of artists coming from Thailand, China, India, Cameroon, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany. The artists live and work between the continents; they act “in transit”. In their works they question their state of being “in between” and reflect on an intercultural dialogue and its aesthetic means of expression against the background of their own cultural roots. Pattern & Signs convey historical, cultural as well as social structures. To be aware of and reflect their correlation is a fundamental prerequisite for the liveliness and quality of human coexistence. The exhibition project “Pattern & Signs” deals with this task. It derives from a cross-generational network of artists coming from Thailand, China, India, Cameroon, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany. The artists live and work between the continents; they act “in transit”. In their works they question their state of being “in between” and reflect on an intercultural dialogue and its aesthetic means of expression against the background of their own cultural roots. More informations ...

Left: "Life Performance" Installation of Paintings by Doris Hinzen-Röhrig. Right: "Cocooning" Sculpture by Petra Jung

"today / tomorrow" Installation (detail) by Jerome Ming

„Performance, sound, drawing, and space“ Video by students of Menzelschule Moabit

In front "About the Olympiad, or Not" by Li Lisha. Back: "Untitled" drawings + photos by Varsha Nair.

"today / tomorrow" Installation (detail) by Jerome Ming

Left: "Brush Rhythm" wooden prints by Surachai Ekphalakorn. Middle: "Untitled" video by Varsha Nair. Back: "Moments" paintings by Ute Lehnert.

Left: "Moments" Paintings by Ute Lehnert. Right: "Cocooning" Sculpture by Petra Jung

"Crossing the Line" by Alfred Banze

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Pattern & Signs in Bangkok

Exhibition at Jamjuree Art Gallery – Chulalongkorn University,
Jamjuree 8th Building, Phayatai Road, Bangkok, Thailand
January 25 until February 6, 2011

View into the exhibition

After three days of preparations, the exhibition “Pattern & Signs” at Jamjuree Art Gallery, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, was opened on January 25, 2011, at 6 pm. 

View into the exhibition

The openig was a great evening with many interesting guests. The Vice President of Chulalongkorn University, Prof. Dr. Sittichai Tudsri, and the German Ambassador to Thailand, Dr. Hanns Schumacher, presided over the opening ceremony. In the name of all artists, the project initiator Doris Hinzen-Röhrig thanked all partners for their support for the project. The buffet and the exhibition was opened in a welcoming Thai style ceremony. Dr. Hanns Schumacher and Prof. Dr. Sittichai Tudsri were guided through the exhibition and raised many interesting questions. The exhibition was attended by around 400 visitors within two weeks.

View into the exhibition

Pattern & Signs convey historical, cultural as well as social structures. To be aware of and reflect their correlation is a fundamental prerequisite for the liveliness and quality of human coexistence. The exhibition project “Pattern & Signs” deals with this task. It derives from a cross-generational network of artists coming from Thailand, China, India, Cameroon, Bulgaria, Romania and Germany. The artists live and work between the continents; they act “in transit”. In their works they question their state of being “in between” and reflect on an intercultural dialogue and its aesthetic means of expression against the background of their own cultural roots. The opening of “Pattern & Signs” marks the first part of this project.

In front - Li Lisha: Patterns of Everyday Life - Objects

Right - Katharina Koch: We are Girls, but... - Women artists in Romania between everyday life and visions - Video. Left - Varsha Nair: Performance, Drawings + Installation

Surachai Ekphalakorn: Brush Rhythm - Print Media

Christine Falk: Houses - Paintings

Joanne Richardson: In Transit - Video

Ute Lehnert: Moments - Installation of Paintings

Alfred Banze, Germany: Crossing the Line, Media Installation

Christine Falk, Germany: Pattern & Signs, Photos

KOTKI Visuals, Dilmana Iordanova + Mihaela Kavdanska, Bulgaria/Romania: Cross Reality, Video Installation

Jerome Ming, GB/Cameroon + Varsha Nair, India/Thailand: No title, Installation

Petra Jung, Germany: What We Carry With Us, Objects + Drawings

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4 Workshops in Bangkok

Four workshops with students of Surachai Ekpalakorn, partizipating artist of the exhibition, on 26 January 2011.

Workshop with Doris Hinzen-Röhrig

Doris Hinzen-Röhrig“Circle, Triangle, Square”
Cartoon-like collective drawings using the 3 basic forms.

Workshop with Christine Falk

Christine Falk“Patterns + Characters in Outside Space”
The visualization of structures outside with chalk drawings.

Workshop with Alfred Banze

Alfred Banze: “Sampling MBK”
Collecting audiovisual loops on the theme of the the individum in public space, inside the MBK Shopping Center.

Workshop with Petra Jung

Petra Jung“Fairy Tales, Legends, Superstition”
Talks about some phenomen in childhood and every days life, and how we deal with them.

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