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Circle of Influence

2020

The shared experience of being thrown back into one‘s own sphere and the need for space, for movement, friction, confrontation and self-empowerment together form the motivations for the performance.

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© Inna Levinson, Uncanny Valley, 2020

Uncanny Valley

Virtual reality, data storage and scientific findings in physiognomy serve as a model for the picture series "Uncanny Valley".

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© Inna Levinson, Uncanny Valley, 2020

Robert Wilde

Prefering the Machine

2020

Darja Linder

Soft Sex Toys

2020

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Du kannst mit ihnen kuscheln, sie streicheln, befühlen und erforschen. Nimm dir Zeit und entdecke jedes kleine Kräuseln, jede Wölbung und jede Falte. Drücken, ziehen, liebkosen - alles ist erlaubt, solange du soft bist.              read more >>

© Lena Skrabs

In the old days you used to come across glass window panels with a small hole to reach through in old school bank buildings, post offices and train counters. With the modern idea of service these objects became a rare encounter. 
Nowadays however you could see them pop up here and there in the super market, the corner store down the street or the print shop.

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Bubu Mosiashvili

Conversation started slowly

2020

While being in a lockdown or being forced to face the outcome from the pandemic, I am always thinking about the past and the way we used to live. That’s not typical for me to overlook the past and search for some questions or answers there, but this time I am trying to predict the possible scenario of the future after the pandemic. Since when is it possible to guess what is about to come based on past experience ? For me it was never a thing. But still I am comparing the past times with the present. I don’t know what is going to happen in the near future, but all these times have something in common, at least for me. Before I was thinking about tomorrow, today I am thinking about tomorrow and tomorrow I will think about tomorrow. In the past I was trying to understand the yet unknown future, now I am trying to guess what kind of tomorrow will be interesting for me tomorrow. So the battle between bleak, predictable and unknown future rages on.

 

B.Mosiashvili – 03.06.200

When the epidemic comes, every one of us on the planet is being affected in a variety of ways, although we are in different countries and different regions. 

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Pengpeng Wang

Due to...

Performance Art Project

2019

Shelter-in-Place is a series of one-hour long video performances I did in my Brooklyn apartment over two months in quarantine. I performed simple actions, often staying in one spot, fixating my gaze on one object, such as a clock, my own shadow or reflection. As life outside came to a halt, I wanted to stay even more still inside exploring issues of isolation, passing time, confronting myself and our new reality. 

Stas Ginzburg

Shelter-in-Place

60’00”, 4K video, April 1, 2020

https://vimeo.com/405183603 (timelapse)

Stas Ginzburg

It's Okay to Touch My Face, Now

60’00”, 4K video, April 11, 2020

https://vimeo.com/406814726 (excerpt)

Looking for true freedom in all aspects of individual and collective life, is something that deeply drives my practice.                         read more >>

Mirce Velarde-Liljehult

Above:

Who is the enemy?

A/Live-Stream Performance

2020

Below:

You are the only one in the meeting (Who is the enemy II)

2020

Right:

You are the only one in the meeting (Who is the enemy II)

Videostill

2020

The Coronavirus is changing our relation to each other and affecting our perception of reality. This virus is very democratic: it spreads over the borders, has no preference for gender, social, cultural, or economic status. In this time of lockdown, we wonder about the mutation of our social life and the effects of the deprivation of physical touch.

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Plastique Fantastique

Between

© Marco Barotti

2020

© Marco Barotti, 2020

Fighting against COVID-19, doctors might be exposed to the infection when masks and protection suits are in shortage. The Mobile PPS is a pneumatic space where doctors can treat patients in transparent protective space. It has constant positive air pressure, which means, the air flows only toward outside of the space, not letting the virus coming inside. The clean air supply is guaranteed by a ventilator located outside or in an extra decontaminated space.
AIR LOCK area keeps the air pressure and prepares doctors with disinfection procedures.

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© Plastique Fantastique, 2020

Choose Your Own Quarantine is a web-based game that is inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure books series first made popular in the 1980s. There is a carefully designed breadcrumb trail of action and consequence, making a tangible visualization of the ways in which we are forced to reckon with our choices; here, each user may experience redemption and condemnation in equal part.                                                    read more >>

In search of a new visual language, Japanese artist Yuya Suzuki responds to the environment around him: minimalist amorphous shapes, semi-symmetric patterns and bright, blazing colours function like fragments or syllables of an unintelligible code. When viewed as series or as room-filling installation, Suzuki’s works unfold into a linguistic landscape that feels strangely familiar, yet cleverly escapes definitive meaning. Each image is created from a part of an actual city-scape, but the level of abstraction varies: from motifs that closely resemble the original to heavily abstracted patterns. His “archegraph studies” — a term he coined in 2016—  are visual texts that could also be described as an abstract syntax or musical pattern. Suzuki’s notes proliferate endlessly, defying a harmonious melody.    Read more >>

Yuya Suzuki
selected works Archegraph Study

[here 2016-2018]

different locations and variable dimensions

Yuya Suzuki

Archegraph Study Taiwan

2018

36x51cm

Yuya Suzuki
selected works Archegraph Study

[here 2016-2018]

different locations and variable dimensions

garden of delight
So to every queen 
come and be seen 
all that you are all that you have always been awakened to your own country of wonder let’s take flight and ravel as we travel through this new
garden of delight
tree war cry

Megan King is a South African born artist, poet and selector creating under the name Lemonella. Her work has an alchemical quality to it; rooted in an intimate observation of the inner and outer environment, and then blending, mixing and combining diverse elements (including sound, poetry, video and collage) in a way that creates something new and more valuable than its separate parts. She is inspired by themes of sensuality, playfulness, subtlety, harmony and a return to earth reverence where these qualities are inherent.

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Brad Downey
Videostills from the performance Isolation

Izola, Slovenia, 2020

Brad Downey is one of the free people. Not a throw-back but slightly out-of-place in these controlled times. He is from the US and so carries that weight around, but lightly, as though it is not such a burden as we know it to be. It is a kind of mentally athletic suppleness he has.  Read more >>

Brad Downey
New World Order

Video/Mural

In Collaboration with NAME

Piran, Slovenia, 2020

1/1

Nebieridze’s work is strongly emblematic of the condition of radical youth in contemporary Europe. These are the bodies right wing governments don’t want to see as a future face of Europe. He captures, with eloquent timing, images of genuine experience and honest connection between friends and muses, moments of heightened emotion and loss of control. These flashes of beauty during an after party or a brief encounter on the street document a youth in search of love, self discovery and liberation and examine fragments of everyday life in timeless fashion.  Read more >>

 

Hannah Bates

@pantyrespirator

Social Media Performance

2020

@pantyrespirator is a multi-disciplinary social media performance that critically examines sex, crisis, and economics to validate reproductive rights as essential health.

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»I'M MUCH MORE THAN MY BODY AND THAT'S WHAT I ALWAYS WANT MY MESSAGE TO BE.«

Read the full interview with Lucy Beall about Body Politics, Art History and EB here >>

My body is so thankful for the sun in Scotland. Whenever I was allowed to leave the house, I’d often stand in the empty street, feeling the warmth of the sunlight, and close my eyes. I grew up in Texas and am not used to being inside for so long. 

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Isabelle Constant, Lucy Beall

St. Andrews Fife 

28.04.2020

Nikon d750

Eight Hours from the Furniture to the Tree is a sundial built in the median strip part of a parking lot under construction on break during the lockdown due to the pandemic.

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