Power Cage Exhibition

Berlin Drawing Room instructor and founder Mira O’Brien will be exhibiting her artwork, as well as teaching two one-night workshops, within the exhibition Power Cage (22.11. – 07.12.19).

Vernissage: November 22, 6-10pm.
The interdisziplinary project “POWER CAGE – Experimentalraum Aquarium” will open with a concert by Tomoko Sauvage, who will present a sound work with underwater microphones.

More information and complete event program, including other exciting workshops, can be found here https://state-studio.com/program/studiorix-98a52-s8lh9-z9gzd

22.11. – 07.12.19 

STATE Studio, Hauptstr. 3, 10827 Berlin Schöneberg, U7 Kleistpark

The invention of the aquarium by the self-taught natural scientist Jeanne Villepreux-Power in 1832 brought the sea into the living rooms of the bourgeoisie and made the previously mysterious and uncanny underwater worlds observable, experienceable and explorable. For the interdisciplinary exhibition POWER CAGE, fifteen artists were inspired by this groundbreaking invention and transferred Jeanne Villepreux-Power’s Œvre into sounding aquariums, imaginary underwater worlds, flickering video chambers and artificial biospheres.

With Sandra Babing, Sabine Ercklentz, Christina Ertl-Shirley, Katharina Ludwig, Uta Neumann, Felicity Mangan, Ioana Vreme Moser, Mira O‘Brien, Claudia Reiche, Billy Roisz, Tomoko Sauvage, Anouschka Trocker, Antje Vowinckel und Mara Wagenführ and Ruth Waldeyer.

In addition, the public can become researchers themselves in several workshops on biosphere construction, cyanotype photography and mollusc drawing. A lecture by the author Mareike Vennen will shed light on the cultural history of aquariums (followed by audience discussion).

The exhibition will then be open daily from 12:00 – 19:00 until 07 Dec (gallery closed on 6 Dec). In thirteen positions the work of Jeanne Villepreux-Power will be illuminated from an artistic perspective.

On a lecture evening (28.11.) moderated by Jutta Person, the author Mareike Vennen will shed light on the cultural history of aquariums and the art historian Silke Förschler will discuss the common living of animals and humans (with public discussion).

Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

There are a lot of great events and opportunities to see the exhibition. Please stop by! See full program below.

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