...in the arts: making connections, supporting networks, setting up meetings. "Territorial Imperative" brings together Silvan Linden, architect, representing edit suisse group, Berlin. Matthew Buckingham, artist living in New York working with film, video and photography.
...in the arts: making connections, supporting networks, setting up meetings
Silvan Linden, architect, representing edit suisse group, Berlin. Matthew Buckingham, artist living in New York working with film, video and photography.
edit suisse group -- "STEREOLAYER"
For the project stereolayer the edit suisse group researches the history of 'Canal Des Deux Mers', 'Panropa', and 'Atlantropa', all plans for lowering the water-level of the Mediterranean. The project operates along intersections between the German Jewish architect Erich Mendelsohn, Argentinean author Jorge Luis Borges, and others, while showing digitally manipulated slides which are accompanied by an audio track. The work creates its own parallel space which is open to interpretation --recognizing the inadequacy of drawing comparisons when it comes to questions of territory and terminology.
Past and present life in the anarchistic 'free city' of Christiania in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the subject of "SANDRA OF THE TULIPHOUSE OR HOW TO LIVE IN A FREE STATE", a five-channel video installation by Matthew Buckingham and Joachim Koester. In the project Christiania is approached at face-value, as a self-described laboratory of freedom, an environment that provides an almost unparalleled opportunity to unravel a history of markedly contrasting power relations and vivid social forces which have defined one of the largest anarchistic communities in the world, a city-within-a-city, home to 1,200 people living outside of Danish and international law.
Big cities are in a continuous flux, with a coming and going of people who settle in, stay temporarily or move through. Newcomers enter this flux, become part of the life of the city, and make connections with others. The city, as a space, contains possibilities through the dynamic relationships between people, which may provoke an active engagement. Strangers become friends, ideas become practice, models are being transformed into action.
NOMADS & RESIDENTS makes connections with people who live in New York and with people who visit, by setting up an active network of collaborators, and creating and organizing public events in a variety of places.
NOMADS & RESIDENTS invites artists, guests, curators, critics, activists, travelers and passers-by to present insight into their practice, their ideas, histories, and drives. The curatorial and organizing group of NOMADS & RESIDENTS consists of New York based and temporary residents. They actively seek out information about who is coming to New York and when, they invite guests to present his/her ideas and solicit the involvement of spaces where these presentations can take place. They welcome advice, ideas and the enthusiastic support of others. The events will be partly informal and casual, and will focus on exchanging ideas, initiating new projects and networks. They will also include short presentations, lectures, talks, slideshows, small exhibitions, performances, discussions. Priority will be given to proposals that could become projects that will be shared among the participants, to a practice that can make resources and ideas available for common use.
Liesbeth Bik (artist, The Netherlands)
Catherine Cruello (curator/organizer, New York)
Heather Felty (curator, New York)
Andrea Geyer (artist, New York)
Gordon Knox (New York based initiator and organizer)
Jan Kopp (artist, France)
John Menick (artist, New York)
Phill Niblock (artist, New York)
Olu Oguibe (New York based artist/curator)
Cesare Pietroiusti (artist, Italy)
Jos van der Pol (artist, the Netherlands)
Annette Schindler (curator, Switzerland)
Shelly Silver (artist, New York)
Wolfgang Staehle (artist, New York)
Valerie Tevere (artist, New York)
For more information or suggestions for the program, contact us via email at email@example.com
To read more about n+r and browse through our archive of events please visit our web site http://www.nomadsresidents.org
Wednesday May 23rd, 2001, 7pm
Backroom of Green Naftali Gallery
526 W26th Street, 8th floor