SECRET GARDEN / BERLIN
BODILY SKILLS GARTENVERSION
1 JUNE - 31 AUGUST 2016
Artist: Uli Aigner, Maria Koshenkova, Claudia Scarsella
Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne
Presentation: Sunday, 5 June 2016, 2pm - 8pm
with concert by KP Werani: 3pm (3RÄUME for Viola Solo)
Location: Secret Garden at Bergstrasse 26 / Berlin Mitte
Special events will be announced
A secret wild garden
An exchange with growing entities of various living matter
An intercourse between lost memories and possible futures
Loops of greens and weeds
amorphous bodies excavated
hands and heads
The invited artists Claudia Scarsella (Milan), Maria Koshenkova (Copenhagen) and Uli Aigner (Berlin) react to patterns in
a non-defined space; a natural space that exists without an outlined discourse. The artists create new in situ works inspired
by the open space, interactions between each other and the longing to collaborate without confinement.
How does one question and build further on a tradition of craftsmanship? How can the process be captured in time?
The garden as a space functions between public and private: privately owned and this time publicly used, it opens up as a
meeting place, it symbolizes an open system with form. The form emerges as the work progresses.
Looking at craftsmanship in an open system with form brings up the general question of technique—the technique of how to
conduct life with skill. Richard Sennett comes to mind and demonstrated in his writing the unity of head and hand, thinking
and doing, reflection and action, culture and nature. In his analysis of contemporary society, he perceives such strict divisions
as a source of social problems. "When the head and the hand are separate, it is the head that suffers".
Repetition is a discipline that dances, an imperative of perfection.
Presentation: Sunday 5, June, 14h till 20h
with concert by KP Werani: 15h (3SPACES for Viola solo)
3SPACES for Viola solo is the formulation of three essentially different musical textures. Each sound of this 3SPACES can be
repeated infinitely. In the composition most attention was given to the differentiation of the respective texture. For the continuous
work that stretches over long distances (in time and place), KP Werani found inspiration in the work of two visual artists, Hanne
Darboven and Uli Aigner. In their creations, he sees closeness to his personal need to excessively and consequently work with
one single material until this process is completely exhausted.