February 23, 2011 - Neue Nationalgalerie - The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator
February 23, 2011

The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator

The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator
13–27 March 2011

Mon Closed.
Tue, Wed, Fri 10am-6pm.
Thu 10am–10pm. Sat, Sun 11am–6pm.
Performances
March 12, March 26, and March 27, 2011, at 9 pm.
Tickets are available at apparatjik.com


Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin
Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz
Potsdamer Strasse 50
10785 Berlin

Apparatjik has been invited by the Nationalgalerie Berlin to present the collective’s first large-scale project in Germany in March 2011.

Apparatjik is a transdisciplinary working collective founded in 2008 by four world-renowned musicians: Guy Berryman (London), Jonas Bjerre (Copenhagen), Magne Furuholmen (Oslo), and Martin Terefe (London). Apparatjik functions as an experimental platform and collaborates with a pool of artists, media technicians, and designers, as well as scientists such as Astrophysics Professor Max Tegmark of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and curator and Associate Professor Ute Meta Bauer, Head of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology.

The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator consists of an installation and three audiovisual performances presented in the glass hall of the Neue Nationalgalerie, and is inspired by the visual experiments of Bauhaus professor László Moholy-Nagy. Both the installation and performances feature moving images that project from a large scale cube into the open glass structure of the building into the city space, a reference to the Moholy-Nagy’s kinetic Licht-Raum-Modulator created in 1930.

The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator incorporates low-res retro-futuristic visuals, gonzo-pop, randomness and pseudo-science, dadaesque humor, and fashion, in a celebration of convergence culture. Apparatjik‘s blend of popular culture and playful references to art history places them in a space somewhere between art and entertainment. Last but not least, this project by Apparatjik is to be understood as homage to the legendary Meta-Musik-Festival that took place during the seventies at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin.

Apparatjik’s project will conclude on March 27 with a special interactive composition performed in collaboration with the Deutsches Kammerorchester and dedicated to Bauhaus artist Mies van der Rohe on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of his birth. Van der Rohe was the architect of the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin.

The Apparatjik Light Space Modulator will be accompanied by a publication in collaboration with NODE Berlin Oslo to be published in late 2011 including a comprehensive documentation of this project.

Further information at apparatjik.comThe Apparatjik Light Space Modulator

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