CAO & Michael Tan "THE BURIAL THEME: TRANS-MATTER PORT AND OBJECTS"
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
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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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.
Audi City Berlin.
System 180, Meyer Sound, Resolume, Squareball, Krombacher, Schweppes.
Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst "Spawn Training Ceremony I: Deep Belief"
Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst introduce "Spawn," an artificial neural network, trained to recognize and reproduce sounds of her parents. This piece will be developed with a live audience in Gropius Bau, and permiere two weeks later as an immersive installation in the ISM Hexadome.
ISM Hexadome Artist Selection
Brian Eno • Tarik Barri & Thom Yorke • Holly Herndon & Mathew Dryhurst • Frank Bretschneider & Pierce Warnecke • Lara Sarkissian & Jemma Woolmore • Ben Frost & MFO • Peter Van Hoesen & Heleen Blanken • CAO & Michael Tan • Pfadfinderei & René Löwe
Peter van Hoesen & Heleen Blanken "ADAPTIVE ENQUIRY No. 1"
The starting point for the work is the focus on the cause and effect of resonance. It aims at triggering a process of mutual assimilation, consuming and absorbance of the other subject as a whole.