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Elephant and Castle

Opening reception: April 7th 2017
Duration of the exhibition: April 8th - April 28th 2017
Performance evenings: April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th 2017

Within the exhibition “Elephant and Castle” Saskia Krafft and Silke Weißbach bring together their  drawings, paintings and sculptures. The theme of interconnectedness is the main focus. Together with work of artists that they have met during their stops in-country and abroad, the room turns into a web of narrative moments and constructed linkages. The exhibition sheds light on those, who impress us and with whom we collaborate. A conjunction that merges artistic positions.

Besides from the installation, there will be four performance evenings that enlarge the (exhibition) space and the interconnection through time-based works. Distances will be overcome, proximity tested out.

The Spiral

Opening reception: January 26th 2017
Duration of the exhibition: January 27th - March 04th 2017

Theresa VOLPP

At regular intervals the calcareous matter I was secreting came out coloured, so a number of lovely stripes were formed running straight through the spirals, and this shell was a thing different from me but also the truest part of me, the explanation of who I was, my portrait translated into a rhythmic system of volumes and stripes and colours and hard matter, [...] when you looked closer you discovered all sorts of little differences that later on might become enormous."
Italo Calvino - Cosmicomics: The Spiral

The Spiral takes its name from an eponymous story by Italo Calvino. Narrated from the perspective of a mollusc, it depicts the animal's peculiar creation. Sensing its making as a form of self-expression, the mollusc becomes mesmerised by its becoming and falls in love with the vicinity. Eventually with eyes, its sight reveals the body as a place that senses both what lies nearby and in the distance.

Like in Calvino's story, the exhibition conflates fascination with repulse, the familiar with the unexpected and a compact world with the delicacy of magnitude. Merging what is supposedly opposed into a single subject of contemplation, the artworks unravel their significance while we are moving through the show. A distant angle evokes the urge for closer examination, whereas proximity demands more space. Micro- and macrocosm are in a constant spiel of give and take, and question the very nature of what we might call a detail or an overview. Within this fusion of conflicting matter lies the odd but captivating of this exhibition's story. Appearing to us like an entangled spiral of sensation, near and far sight unite through one aesthetic journey.

Text by: Christian Lübbert

Foreign Surface

Dalson Printhouse Gallery
Opening reception: October 27th 2016
Duration of the exhibition: October 28th - November 05th 2016

Group exhibition of DAAD scholarship holders in London.