05/04/2018

CAO & Michael Tan "THE BURIAL THEME: TRANS-MATTER PORT AND OBJECTS" | ISM Hexadome

Inspired by ancient Moche iconography and cosmology, the work explores the dualities of life/death, generation/destruction, and cohesion/dispersion cycles and how they appear as two planes constantly transposed onto one another. The Moche cosmology envisioned certain gates that render the intersections of both planes as a space for events. One of these might be considered the ceremonial or ritual space, a realm in which the distance and division between both worlds would blur. 

The work aims to explore the ceremonial object both in its native context and as an “unearthed object,” expressing its connection with both ancient narratives and the transience and decay that operate in the natural world. This object, usually presented as a recipient, acts as a gate or a threshold, a geometrical key, and signifies generative space and the readiness preparatory to a transfer between worlds (living/dead, vision/blindness, sacred/profane, etc.).

Constanza Bizraelli aka CAO is a Peruvian electronic music composer and producer, artist, and theorist. She is the director and editor-in-chief of Cyclops Journal, an academic publication dedicated to contemporary theory, theory of religion, and experimental theory. 

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Michael Tan was born in Whyalla, Australia and now lives and works in Berlin. His work explores social and political issues, and their relationship to pop culture using digital works, 3D rendered and real-time images for video, animation, and installation.

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LIVE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE CAO & Michael Tan
Friday, April 20th: 20:00 - 21:30
Friday, April 20th: 22:00 - 23:30

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INSTALLATION SCHEDULE CAO & Michael Tan
Saturday, April 21st: 10:00 - 22:00
Sunday, April 22nd: 10:00 - 19:00

Installation Tickets available at the entrance of Martin-Gropius-Bau on the day of each showing.

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Funded by: 
German Federal Cultural Foundation, Senate Department of Culture and Europe. 

Presented in collaboration with: 
Pfadfinderei, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Norient, IRCAM, Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

A guest at Gropius Bau.

Official Partner: 
Audi City Berlin.

Supported by: 
System 180, Meyer Sound, Resolume, Squareball, Krombacher, Schweppes.