Neuromantics: Spacetime screening (Stockholm)

DEEP SLEEP Basma Alsharif

Spacetime är ett filmprogram med verk av Basma Alsharif, Beatrice Gibson och Hannes Ribarits samt klipp från en vetenskaplig dokumentär, som undersöker alternativa, objektiva platser: att längta till en plats och att anlända, det hemvanda och att finna något oväntat i det redan kända samt föreställningar om en parallell tillvaro hos allt i vår omgivning. Curatorer: Warren Garland och Emma Gradin.

Konstnärer och verk:

Basma Alsharif

Deep Sleep, HD Video, 2014, 12:45 min (Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Imane Farés)

Basma Alsharif is an artist/filmmaker born in Kuwait of Palestinian origin, raised between France and the US. Since receiving a Master of Fine Arts in 2007 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, she developed her practice nomadically between Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, and the Gaza Strip. Alsharif’s work centres on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes, natural environments and history. She works in cinema, photography and installation and is currently based in Los Angeles. She says about Deep Sleep: “Temporarily restricted from travel to the Gaza Strip because of border conflict, I undertook the study and practice of autohypnosis with the purpose of bi-locating into multiple places at once. Paired with field recordings rendered into a binaural beat soundtrack, Deep Sleep is made up of a year’s worth of bilocation sessions recorded onto Super 8 mm film.” (BA hemsida)

Beatrice Gibson

Agatha, UK, 2012, 14:32 min

Beatrice Gibson (b.1978) is an artist based in London. Investigating ideas around voice, speech, collective production and the problems of representation, her films deploy notation and conversation as paradigms for their production. Gibson’s film Agatha is a psychosexual sci-fi about a planet without speech. Its narrator, ambiguous in gender and function, weaves us slowly through a mental and physical landscape, observing and chronicling a space beyond words. Based on a dream had by the radical British composer Cornelius Cardew. (Lux profil)

Hannes Ribarits

Slacker Manifesto (All I really want), 2014, video-projection, 4:17 min

Slacker Manifesto 2 (Hello Seattle), 2014, video-projection, 8:45 min

Slacker Manifesto 3 (I lost my love in Los Angeles), 2014, video-projection, 7:10 min

Ribarits is an installation-artist based in Berlin. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins College London in 2008 his practice has taken on a multifarious approach; incorporating painting, computer- based work, sculpture, film and sound – using collage as the main principle of recreating and redistributing meaning. In 2014 Ribarits opened the Room of Requirement, an art space located in a temporarily unused office building in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Brian Greene
Excerpts from The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality, 2011 (TV documentary) Brian Greene (b. 1963) is an American theoretical physicist and string theorist. He has been a professor at Columbia University since 1996 and chairman of the World Science Festival since co-founding it in 2008. Greene has worked on mirror symmetry, relating two different Calabi–Yau manifolds (concretely, relating the conifold to one of its orbifolds). He also described the flop transition, a mild form of topology change, showing that topology in string theory can change at the conifold point. (Wikipedia)

Projektionskollektivet Neuromantics visar filmer med ett absorberande förhållningssätt till nära och främmande platser och processer. Varje program är en fristående del av en serie som utforskar olika former av medvetande i tid och rum; fysiska och cognitiva aspekter av konstnärligt (och andra former av) arbete; minnen och impulser som fötts i kontakten med materiella och levande objekt; och spåren dessa lämnar på världen omkring oss.

Liljevalchs Hubb, 28 april, 19.00

Neuromantics vill tacka konstnärerna, Martin Grennberger, Lux, Stockholms stad och Kathi Hofer.

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