VW (VeneKlasen/Werner)

September 3, 2010

CAST by Arto Lindsay

Opening performance September 4 at 8pm, exhibition continues through September 10, 2010

VW (VeneKlasen/Werner)
Rudi-Dutschke-Str. 26
10969 Berlin

VW (VeneKlasen/Werner) is pleased to announce SYMPHONY, a performance series in six movements, organized in collaboration with Soundfair. SYMPHONY will be presented in the gallery September 2010 to June 2011.

Musicians, composers, and visual artists were invited to make works that expand on the traditional concepts of concert and exhibition, and to present these works as unique events, or ‘movements’, in the gallery. Exploring new strategies and situations in performance, each movement of SYMPHONY plays with or against an idea of conversion: each musician is confronted with a new staging, which does not resemble a typical concert; likewise, each artist risks a step into the musical world, disregarding the notion that artworks exist as purely visual strategies.

Arto Lindsay, pop musician, audio provocateur and artist, will present the first movement of SYMPHONY, entitled CAST, with a performance on September 4 at 8pm. Lindsay has made a lifelong habit of traversing geographical and musical borders. He was born in the United States and raised in Brazil during the heyday of that country’s pointedly eclectic Tropicalia movement of the 1960s. Lindsay forged an international reputation as a songwriter, producer and musician whose work is as seductive as it is challenging. For the first movement of SYMPHONY, Lindsay will fill the gallery with sound, dripping and pouring his music into the walls, in the corners and on the floors of the space, where it is recorded and played back until September 10.

Additional movements of SYMPHONY will be presented over the next months and include works by Olaf Nicolai, Anri Sala, Annika Eriksson, Bo Christian Larsson and Ari Benjamin Meyers. Please check the gallery website for forthcoming event dates and times.

SYMPHONY is the first collaboration between VW (VeneKlasen/Werner) and Soundfair, a Berlin-based exhibition collective whose aim is to re-contextualize music through its presentation as unique artworks.

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