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Exhibition in New York: Roger Kausch at Slag Gallery

Reducing Distance: Roger Kausch and Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta

June 2 – July 2, 2017
Opening Reception: June 2, 7-9 PM

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Roger Kausch

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Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta

Roger Kausch and Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta

Reducing Distance

June 2-July 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2, 7-9 PM

Slag Contemporary
56 Bogart St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
T 212 967 9818
Thursday – Sunday 1-6PM
Monday – Wednesday by appointment
irina@slaggallery.com
www.slaggallery.com

Slag Gallery is presenting Reducing Distance, a two-person show of works by epodium artist Roger Kausch and Colombian artist Margarita Sánchez Urdaneta. This will be Kausch’s first exhibition in the United States and Urdaneta’s first exhibition at Slag Gallery.

Roger Kausch is best known for his multi-process work, often integrating music and performance — particularly in video and drawing. Reducing Distance will present a selection of Kausch’s work over the past ten years. In the media of drawing and painting, his layered yet spontaneous method leaves behind temporal marks, illustrating seismographic time traceable in layers of continual adjustment.

Manifold forms of technical processing primarily mark the origination process of Kausch’s diverse videos. The works are committed to the exertions of being human and to humanartifacts, tools and strategies, aiming to reveal the emotions, desires and hopes these are charged with. Through the fragmentation of the video stream into single image sequences, processes of movement are made to expose their hidden choreographies. The rhythm of their arrangement gives them the expressivity of music and dance.

Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta’s beguilingly mysterious works combine installation, video, sculpture, and writings. Her eerie yet strangely calming works depict places of, as she describes, “Forced disappearances, mass graves, and terror tactics.” Sánchez Urdaneta’s new 2D works are inspired by burial methods in Colombia’s perpetual complex landscape and history. The work focuses on the relationship between the landscape and the violent event, between the time of occurrence and the time of telling.

“The continuous violence in Colombia has left millions of victims and has created the necessity for a collective mourning process, a process that has been put on pause since bodies are hidden, communities are threatened if they bury their dead, and most violent acts are overlooked as soon as a new violent act is perpetrated. The interest in mourning and memorizing these violent events has become, for most grievers, not only a way of remembering but also a way of facing the present and denouncing the atrocities.”

Roger Kausch studied Art History and Philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He was previously head of “Werkstatt für Bild und Tonsequenzen“, a forum for presentation and discussion of video works at the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater“ in Munich. He has exhibited and performed in galleries and concert venues throughout Germany and Austria.

Sánchez Urdaneta holds an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design (NY), a postgraduate degree in Journalism from the Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota), a BA in Visual Arts at the PUJ (Bogota), and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program (NY). Sánchez Urdaneta has participated in exhibitions at venues such as The Kitchen (NY), The EFA (NY), El Museo del Barrio (NY), Instituto Cervantes (NY), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (Bogota), Galería Die Ecke (CL), The Arlinton Art Center (VA), and The BID Headquarters Atrium (WA).

epodium artists Kalas Liebfried + Paul Valentin: Blind Carbon Copy

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Kalas Liebfried & Paul Valentin:
„Blind Carbon Copy“ 

Eröffnung: 16.05.17, 19 h
Ausstellungsdauer: 17. – 26.05.17
täglich 19 h Performance
Finissage: 26.05.17, 19 h

Die Ausstellung „Blind Carbon Copy“* ist das Resultat der Verschränkung zweier künstlerischer Ansätze, die um Found Footage, Animation und Sound kursieren. Paul Valentins und Kalas Liebfrieds gemeinsames Interesse an den Themen Sprache, Psychologie und Wahrnehmung mündet in einer Erzählung über die Manifestation von Stimmen, über den Wahrheitsgehalt von Phänomenen und das Auf- und Verdecken ästhetischer Formen. Das Herz der Ausstellung ist eine gemeinsam erarbeitete Videoinstallation, welche sich mit den psychoanalytischen Seiten des Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) und dem Verformen von Objekten auf der Mikro- und Makroebene auseinandersetzt: Ein Tuch schwebt über die verlassenen Plätzen einer Stadt und bleibt an Laternen hängen; eine Sopranstimme singt ein Klagelied über die Mutter; im lichtlosen Raum der Mikroskopie geraten die Elektronen, angeregt von Tonbandstimmen, in ungewöhnliche Schwingungen. Etwas Unhörbares wird hörbar, etwas Sichtbares nimmt eine andere Gestalt an und verweist auf die feinstöffliche Anwesenheit eines unbekannten Absenders und Empfängers.

* „Blind Carbon Copy“ bezeichnet einen nicht rückverfolgbaren Durchschlag einer Mitteilung unter Verwendung von Kohlepapier. Im digitalen Bereich als BCC abgekürzt, dient es zur Verschleierung der Empfänger einer E-Mail.

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