log, feb 20, 2018: installing a show is always exiting. sure, if you haven’t
done it for the first time, there are some things you are aware of, but it is
always thrilling. what if you hang the works too low, what if too high? what if
you do not have enough pieces and what if they are too small for the walls? what
if the walls are made of concrete and you cannot drive a nail or drill into it?
putting a picture on the wall appears to be hilariously simple, but nevertheless,
the more simple it is it must be fixed perfectly.
today we look back on the
first day of installing, nailing and gluing, discussing and changing. however,
it is a mixture of vision, experience, helping hands and calm behavior to get
everything together, also to keep an eye on the clock. for the installation we
teamed up as four, just another building site generating costs next to production,
advertising and rent. the result is more than convincing, perfectly mounted works
in perfect light, even if we will have the video installations today I can say
that I can proudly invite you to the show, because I know there is enough to see,
to discover and maybe to find out for yourself.
today we look back on the first day of installing, nailing and gluing, discussing
and changing. however, it is a mixture of vision, experience, helping hands and
calm behavior to get everything together, also to keep an eye on the clock. for
the installation we teamed up as four, just another building site generating costs
next to production, advertising and rent. the result is more than convincing,
perfectly mounted works in perfect light, even if we will have the video installations
today I can say that I can proudly invite you to the show, because I know there
is enough to see, to discover and maybe to find out for yourself.
the show is conceptional, multicoloured,
postmodern, educative and commercial, probably everything it can be… let´s see
if I keep exited for it after adding the videos. however, i´m exited for your
points of view, works are made to talk about, aren´t they?
log, feb 22, 2018: I wanted to report earlier, so i´m looking back
on the day before yesterday, the second day of installation. as hanging pictures
on a wall puts me under pressure for known reasons (see, feb 20 log) I expected
the installation for the video works to be a lot faster. well, after ringing all
the monitors I have made the decision to do the next show with beamers, using
monitors appeared to be easy in usage for different situations, and I like the
look of them. now, after being in a still bad condition, carrying around the monitors
was no fun at all. it used to be a running gag for friends and even fans to bring
their old monitors and tv sets and I collected everything for situations like
these. now I am reducing the collection, modern disc players have ports which
will not fit to old tv screens anymore and there seems to be no reason to keep
the old (and heavy) technology going. beamers have become cheaper and cheaper
and they can do any ratio.
we could not make one monitor show the video so we had to return to the studio
and bring a new one. (I could not make a complex show like this one more far away
from the studio, even if you are organized, you need to bring stuff or exchange
it, this is a good reason to work with a gallery nearby…) the non working tv set
(which is generally working) was put to the street as an offer to anyone interested
and it vanished the other day. we may do that again. I am happy with the installation,
looking at some installation view made me wonder if we should have brought less
works, to have some more space, but it was tricky to do the planning, how much
would be to less, how much too much? the result looks good, I might do it different
the second time, maybe the big wall is overcrowded. however I have made a show
worth the journey to it. it is entertaining and educative, commercial and fine
art standing in a tradition done with contemporary technology. it is something
I would like to see.
I am seriously doing art shows for about ten years
now, after a decade I can say that I have been truly engaged in pushing things
forward, to do something I believe in and to keep the audience entertaining. there
are no big plans for the time after, this will probably be the only solo show
for 2018, nothing is in the line for 2019. trying hard is followed by evaluation,
maybe by consequence. it is not about making art, it is about making sense.
interface ep' soon.
of tides 'granada interface (the lost tapes)’
record of tides compilation album 'driftings' via /CAMP. the release is not a
new album but a compilation of old and recent tracks. it features tracks from
recent sessions as well as material released as sellafield which has not been
avaialable digitally or is available now in any other way. the mp3 download bundle
also features alternative versions of tracks releaseed as penrose delta (also
not available anymore) and is completed by a track from a session featuring michael
knak from 2015 (check the journal: 2015-07-27 annual gifts, new recordings and
bad aliens | entry by sven).
get all info and tracklist in the releases
section, check ot driftings.
you will get the
album for free via /CAMP, please make sure you´ll have a password! find
out about /CAMP sign up here.
record of tides´ third
full length album 'solna' is out on the hamburg based netlabel kreislauf.org.
the album is available as digital version only and can be streamed and downloaded
via archive.org and sonicsquirrel.org.
listen to and download the album
also check label and microsite, as well as facebook site and event:
ADAPTATION (YOU`RE MINE)
galerie gublia, essen
opening 2018-02-23, 7pm
galerie irma gublia
+49 (0)179 762 19 24
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2018-01-02 — 2018-03-12
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