' BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME ' @ CTM-FESTIVAL 2012 (BERLIN, DE)
When: 27 January - 5 February 2012
Where: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Link: CTM.12 EXHIBITION
CTM.12 SPECTRAL // Festival theme
A reversal is taking place on the fringes of today’s pop culture: drag, witch house, hypnagogic pop, hauntology, analog synthesizer music, neo-industrial, and drone music all focus on the energy of negativity and unconsciousness. [...] Deceleration, decay, fumigation, noise, deformation, liquefaction, mystery, nostalgia, kitsch, emptiness, loss, withdrawal, the longing for transcendence, mundane alchemy, and xeno-communications are the buzzwords of an aesthetic that counters the relentlessness of hyper-capitalist production and its incessant demand for positive engagement.
Installations and works by ANKE ECKARDT [DE]/ CHRIS SALTER [CA/QC] / AUDINT [UK], FELIX KUBIN [DE] / LAURA LÓPEZ PANIAGUA [ES] / URSULA BOGNER [DE] / ALEXANDER CHRISTOU [DE]
GHOSTS OFF THE SHELF, exhibition curated by Thibaut de Ruyter [FR/DE]
THE CRYSTAL WORLD OPEN LABORATORY, by Martin Howse, Jonathan Kemp, Ryan Jordan [UK] and Ralf Baecker [DE]
The exhibition program of CTM.12 approaches the festival theme SPECTRAL by exploring the phantom effects of our perception, the bad vibes of sonic weaponry, and the truthful or artificial mysteries that are embedded in technological memory storage.
The series with works by Nik Nowak, Anke Eckardt, Chris Salter, AUDiNT, Felix Kubin, Ursula Bogner, Alexander Christou and Laura Lòpez Paniagua takes us beyond the safe ground of clear cause-and-effect relationships, and project us into the uneasy "interzones" between the promises, traumas, and fuzzy logic of ubiquitous technology.