OA/AO with Ben Russell

OA/AO with Ben Russell

De Ateliers, Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam
OA/AO (onder andere/among others) is an ongoing series of screenings, presentations, and conversations that focus around a single work or object. These intimate gatherings feature a range of special guests who are invited to talk about a recent project, idea, or thing, followed by a conversation in which we encourage audience participation. Through these short presentations, De Appel assembles an ongoing collage of the current critical and creative world, asking invited guests to think through and articulate a position towards the material they present, among others.
Under the title 3 MOVEMENTS, De Appel’s autumn 2018 season focuses on music as discipline and considers the element of sound across a range of artistic practices. This second OA/AO event of the season features a performance by Ben Russell, whose solo exhibition IT IS HERE/THIS WILL LAST FOREVER is on view at De Appel from October 4th - December 1st, 2018. The piece expands on Russell’s investigation into the live sensory audiovisual encounter, additionally postulating mystical, metaphysical possibilities inherent within the media experience. The performance will be followed by an intimate discussion with the artist. Doors open at 18.30, programme starts at 19.00. CONJURING 25 min, performance, modular / video synthesis, 2018 In this live performance, analogue synthesis becomes a spell for conjuring. A mountain emerges, an invisible summit appears. We are earth and the mountain is earth and we climb forever upwards along a chaos of slopes where synaesthesia is feeling, mapping is modeling, volume (sound) is volume (space), and waveform is mountain song. Event is fully booked now! Hopefully you can join us for the next OA/AO (details will be coming soon!).
About Ben Russell Ben Russell‘s work operates in direct conversation with the history of the documentary image, and explores the intersection between psychedelia and ethnography. He was an exhibiting artist in documenta 14 (2017), and his work has been presented at the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum for Contemporary Art Chicago, the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the New York Film Festival. Russell is the recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship, and a FIPRESCI International Critics Prize (IFFR 2009) for his first feature film Let Each One Go Where He May. His second feature film, A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness(co-directed with Ben Rivers), premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2013. Curatorial projects include Magic Lantern (Providence, USA, 2005-2007), BEN RUSSELL (Chicago, USA, 2009-2011), and Hallucinations (Athens, Greece, 2017).
3 Movements is sponsored by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and Mondriaan Fund; and curated by Rachael Rakes and Niels Van Tomme. More info here.
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