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Spot On bangaloREsidency 2017
September 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The City is once again abuzz… as the bangaloREsidency 2017 gets underway. A dozen artists from Germany, a dozen projects and (more than) a dozen ideas. We are looking forward to exciting results.
Being involved in different area of arts – from sound to (moving) pictures to dance – each will live and work with one of our 27 different bangaloREsidency hosts and all of them will leave a creative mark on the cultural canvas of the City. Besides realising their own projects, one of the most enduring aspects of the bangaloREsidency is the intimate interaction and exchange with Bangaloreans.
In a short flagship kick-off event, Spot on bangaloREsidents, the 12 artists present themselves and their upcoming projects.
You will get to meet:
Armed with camera and local film crew, artist and filmmaker Bernd Lützeler, will embark on an exploration of Bangalore’s colourful small store scene, as part of his 16 mm film project «Endless Supply».
Entering into dialogue with urban youth, media artist Chris Becher is set to create a photographic and textual series that moves away from the hardened postcolonial, stereotyped and romanticised images of India and its people.
Corç (George) Demir
bangaloREsident@1 Shanthi Road
George Demir, who is a media artist, has selected the unique tradition of Channapatna’s wooden toys as an artistic means to explore and survey a contemporary and pluralistic representation of India today.
A media artist, Felix Deufel plans to capture the city’s soundscape, lead a 3D audio workshop, and present audiovisual performances in collaboration with local artists. Field recordings are his daily life – in Bangalore too.
Dramaturge and curator, Felizitas Stilleke goes back to the original meaning of “curare” (taking care) and drifts through the local art scene. Carried merely by an euphoric, open will to connect social dynamics and exchange empathy, trying to find and write a new global narration of criticism and/with/through love, collectively.
Petruccelli proposes to explore trash as the material expression of death and rebirth. Trash, especially plastic, has immense creative potential that the artist will use to induce new perceptions.
Gabi Schaffner is a sound and radio artist who plans to create a series of site-related radio works that channel locality, voice and individual perspective into poetic street performances. Parallel to this, she will pursue her sound mapping of applied botany and urban garden communities within the frame of her garden radio project Datscha Radio.
Artist Lisa Heissenberg supported Blank Noise from afar and prepared first drafts and concepts which will now be realised. She will focus in particular on the successful and expanding «I Never Ask For It» campaign.
Dancer-choreographer Marje Hirvonen will work with (non-) dancers to create a contemporary dance performance, based on the relation between an individual and a mass. She investigates masses of people, and attempts to redefine these terms through the body from an internal perspective.
Sebastian Marokko Walter
Sebastian Marokko Walter’s fascination with bees brings him to Bangalore to explore the relationship between humans and bees in this megacity. As visual artist and biologist, he has set his sights on the honey bee.
During her stay in Kerala, visual artist Sophie-Therese Trenka-Dalton will continue her long-term project «Dubayyland», introducing a new chapter «Gulfi», focusing on the cultural and economic relations between Kerala and the UAE.
Thomas Heidtmann is a media artist whose quest involves material for satellite-inspired interactive objects that communicate with each other and the visitor in an exhibition setup, using light, sound, sensors, projections, and augmented reality. In Bangalore he also plans to organise a space-art hackathon: SPARTH.