“Hard core, soft bodies is a collection of videos that reimagine the human form. The 3D hybrid beings, constructed of biological organs and technological prosthetics, stand in a literal ‘grey area’ making familiar sounds and subtle movements. There is an undeniable bizarreness to imagining the inner-workings of our biological bodies, but when cleaned up and stripped of the ‘mess’ a digestive tract earns the same elegance as a single unoccupied contact lens.”
“Intimacy can be found in the warmth of the home and in a meeting between people. It has to do with closeness and familiarity. In today’s hectic disconnected world, one might fear that intimacy is precisely what we are lacking. Confidentiality and communication have been replaced with us staring at our phones, swiping our way through love and replacing vulnerability with “u ok hun?”.“
“Fascinated by places and architecture with an innate historical significance and narrative tension, Dan Stockholm practices a “creative archaeology”, which includes field research and work with various findings. His recent work evolves from what he calls “performative process,” a method that turns the finished piece into a vessel which carries the story of its own making.”
“The joint exhibition Perspicuus by Jakob Emdal and Jonas Kasper Jensen presents new works specially developed for the exhibition that is the outcome of a close collaboration between the two Danish artists. By means of photography, installation, sound and painting, the exhibition focuses in particular on the constantly evolving development of different forms of the image in the context of technological progress and historical changes.”
"The new works by the Copenhagen-born artist Marie Irmgard (*1976) encompass genres of painting in a coordinate system, which broadly draws on one's self-perception and the perception of nature by mankind between historical reference points such as Diego Velasquez and Cy Twombly. Galerie1214 is displaying a concentrated selection of works for the first time in a solo exhibition in Berlin."
"In Aestu Solis is the third part of a trilogy of works by Jens Settergren that utilise the tropics as an instance of a (Western) collective imaginary: The tropical cast as a heterotopia comprising both pure idyll, recreational tranquility and certain more uncanny elements."
"During his two-month residency, Javier Tapia (*1976, Chile) developed a walkable, mazelike installation at CAT Cologne. Transparable boards are backdrops for collages of images and photographs. These partitions give multiple views to potential relations between the imagery, allowing space for personal associations."