// Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien // LokDock // Berghain
The exhibition program of CTM.12 approaches the festival theme SPECTRAL
by exploring the phantom effects of our perception, the bad vibes of sonic weaponry, and the truthful or artificial mysteries that are embedded in technological memory storage.
Opening Friday January 27, 19:00
, Ghosts Off the Shelf
is an exhibit regrouping works by different local and international artists to explore the theme of the ghosts of videos and films past. Curated by Thibaut de Ruyter,
the artists were asked to revisit material they had recorded on antique equipment such as VHS and Betamax, works that they have long since forgotten, in order to summon hazy memories and ghosts within these old documents into to give them a new (digital) existence.
Opening at the same time is The Crystal World Open Laboratory
, in which a number of selected participants join Martin Howse
, Ryan Jordan
, Jonathan Kemp
and Ralf Baecker
to recover the basic materials of digital devices (gold, silver, palladium, silicon, etc.) at their own risk, and to construct new electro-chemical test arrangements that make use of chaotic material processes. On Sunday 5th February
there will be a public presentation and performances
, with laboratory process and created artifacts remaining on display as an exhibit until February 19, 2012
. Also as part of the project, Ralf Baecker shows his installation "Irrational Computing", an artistic examination of the chaotic material processes underlying digital technologies, which are usually conceived logically and rationally.
While the above projects run January 28 – February 19, 2012, daily from noon to 19:00, a series of further installations and works
at the Project Space of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Lokdock and the Berghain runs January 28 – February 5. So be sure to check the schedule carefully so as not to miss anything.
This series with works by Nik Nowak, Anke Eckardt
, Chris Salter
, Felix Kubin
, Ursula Bogner
, Alexander Christou
and Laura Lòpez Paniagua
takes us beyond the safe ground of clear cause-and-effect relationships, and project us into the uneasy "interzones" between the promises, traumas, and fuzzy logic of ubiquitous technology.