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Aktive Asche Ein Ausstellung von Mariechen Danz & Johannes Paul Raether Featuring KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers) mit Nicolas An Xedro

Eröffnung mit Programm
15.09.2018, 14 bis 19 Uhr

Kuratiert von Nadia Pilchowski
im Rahmen des Ausstellungeprogramms »Projektionen der Ununterscheidbarkeiten«
Bärenzwinger, Im Köllnischen Park, 10179 Berlin
Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur Berlin-Mitte

The exhibition »Aktive Asche« by Mariechen Danz and Johannes Paul Raether feat. KAYA focuses on intricate transformational processes through which the concepts and materials integral to the artists’ practises undergo further intensification, metamorphosis and incineration. The point of departure is embodiment and its language, as well as ritual acts and the creation of temporary community. At Bärenzwinger, individual cosmologies and form-changing qualities join forces.

In Mariechen Danz’s practice, the body serves as a place for examining knowledge-transfer and communication. As the clay figure »Womb Tomb« absorbs information from the environment, its form changes, finally becoming a coral-like fossilisation, screened by a cover with digital prints by Danz, KAYA and Raether.

In an appearance by Transformalor, who has emerged from Johannes Paul Raether’s figuration as SelfSister Transformellae, the recombined Wächterinnen reposition themselves within the bear cages, wherein the plural being teaches about »ReproReality«, or the global market of human reproduction, and the coming »Reprovolution«. At the moment of cremation he/she forks into a possible embodiment of entropic identity.

KAYA conjoin painterly and metabolic procedures in their productions of identity. Within the bear pit, their »OraKle Paintings« amplify the sound piece by Nicolas An Xedro. As wish- and sound-paintings, they claim their position within a fictitious healing process that culminates in the performance »– KAYA_YO-NAH YO-HO«.

With kind support from the interdisciplinary funding and exhibition funds [Ausstellungsvergütungen] of the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe.

Aktive Asche
Titelbild Mariechen Danz, KAYA, JPR unter Nutzung einer Fotografie von Tobias Willmann

Im Köllnischen Park
10179 Berlin


Tanja Paskalew
+ 49 30 9018 37461


16. Sep 2018 - 21. Okt 2018

Eröffnung mit Programm
15.09.2018, 14 bis 19 Uhr



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