Exhibition with works by Martin Eberle
[DE] / Marco Microbi
[DE] / Remco Schuurbiers
[NL/DE] / Niklas Roy
// Opening 26/01 > 19:00
// Opening times: 27 & 28/01 > 16–19:00; 2–11/02 > 14–19:00
// General Public > Schönhauser Allee 167c, 10435 Berlin
For the 7th edition of the Festival, the project space General Public, in cooperation with DISK – Sound and Image Initiative, will present "Gästeliste + 1": photos of Berlin’s music scene by Martin Eberle, Marco Microbi and Remco Schuurbiers. The exhibition will be complemented by an archive-station where you can access audio-video documents of the last 6 editions of the CTM Festival. The mobile camera installation, Dokumat 500
from Niklas Roy will randomly sample the exhibition space and some of the festival nights.
Being on the guest-list – blagging it – supposedly guarantees access to a special, exclusive experience in club-land. It’s therefore a highly desirable symbol of distinction that endows the chosen few with insider kudos, even in a club scene whose door policies are not radically exclusionary. For the artists in this exhibition being on the guest-list is also a prerequisite for their artwork, particularly if it assures them entry into that holy-of-holies, the backstage. Eberle, Microbi and Schuurbiers’s work shows the hidden aspects of the Berlin club scene. Eberle photographs artists – animated, irritated or relaxed – just after their performance, or the venue itself, deserted once the guests have left. Marco Microbi focuses on the performers in action and their technical accoutrements. Remco Schuurbiers creates still-lifes of shortfalls, or the abandoned remnants and absurdities of club-life: left-over catering, someone asleep amongst a pile of empties, storage spaces crammed with everything that’s hastily stashed out of sight minutes before the doors open on a new event. Characteristic takes on the Berlin club landscape, for all three artists have been molded by the very scene they document. Niklas Roy, in contrast, offers a de-personalized look at club-life. The eye of his robotic camera installation, Dokumat 500
, is a sensory device that tracks movement in its vicinity and produces chance shots automatically.