Helmut Vutuc Lampshade | Joke Lanz | La Muerte Roja + Ching Liu
An “underdog” is a person who is usually expected to lose. The two Berlin-based photographers Laure Catugier and Maycec have exchanged their forgotten and residual pictures and taken a fresh look at these unused images: which can be considered losers. Indiscernible, unidentifiable, unstable, their meaning is cloudy. This is exactly the definition of noise: a rumble that exceeds logic.
Underdog is a dialogue to create free connections between unpublished disruptive images. If these connections seem dissonant, it is not because of the pictures themselves: it’s rather because our eyes are sometimes too accustomed to seeing only certain types of pictures, and our ears are too accustomed to hearing only certain types of sounds. The two artists disturb the familiar form and borders of their work through the publication of these photographs: they show a desire never to be comfortable with their own certainties.
This hybrid project is the meeting of different noises, the underdog pictures, sound art performances, and the curious visitors for whom the creation of something never comes without destruction or dissemination.
Underdog is a rumor that comes up from the ground. – Nathalie Hof
Lives and works in Berlin
Laure Catugier uses poetry and irony to reinterpret codes of architecture and design, disciplines she studied prior to receiving an art degree in France. Catugier brings an interdisciplinary approach to her work that spans the areas of photography, video, and installation art. By employing the caricature of the architect as the «Master of All» she questions the legitimacy of our artifacts, accomplishing this by going towards a disequilibrium and an attempt of dis-measure, to sabotage. Her photographic series utilise framing commonly seen in the field of architecture: top and elevation view, axonometric or isometric projection, etc. Found in public spaces, the items she photographs are plain and unadorned.
Lives and works in Berlin
Maycec is a french photographer, self-publisher, and graphic designer. She draws inspiration in equal perts from the fashion world, alternative culture, and her private life. She is co-founder of the gallery Vesselroom Project in Berlin and of the French female collective Atelier29 in Paris. She is also co-curator of 75g/m2, photocopy exhibition.
|Donnestag 10. Dezember 2015, 19 Uhr
sound art performances:
Derek Holzer | OKO | Vinyl Horror
Freitag 11. Dezember 2015, 19 Uhr Finissage:
sound art performances
Felix-Florian Tödtloff and Lars Ennsen Duo | Dr. Nexus | Kasia Justka z electr°cute
Adalbertstr. 4 (1st floor / take the stairs of Kotti Cafe; turn right)
6. 11. – 11. 12. 2015 | Do. – Fr. 15 – 19 Uhr
U-Bhf. Kottbusser Tor | Bus M29