Exhibition: work in progress: Lucid Phantom Messenger Herwig Weiser

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general public, Schönhauser Alle 167c, 10435 Berlin
Opening Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010, 8 p.m.
Dates: July 23 + 24, 2010, 2 – 8 p.m.

Herwig Weiser shows first results of his project residency at Dock-Berlin e.V. which toke place at the General Public studio in february/march 2010.
He will give an inside of his working process on the way to his new installation Lucid Phantom Messenger.
This short-exhibition will show a video-documentation on the poject and drawings of the experimentation setup.

The installation Lucid Phantom Messenger presents a setting that reminds us of a scientific laboratory in which the cold cobalt lighting and clean perspex surfaces distance us from what we’d love to submerge in. The work departs from the expressionism of action painting, in which materials are liberated from a servile function towards representation and become transformed into abstract gestures and shapes of sculptural painting. The tension between technical and organic elements, between the known and the unknown, between systematic analysis and free associations that grow in our brains as if imitating the process we see before us – all these juxtapositions are combined here to form a most unique experience.





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