Art Exhibition, Time Squared Berlin
Social Media Event with Live Chat, Video Art, Art Documentaries and more. Artists: Maarten Boekweit, Jasmine Muenz, Alicia Everett, Kale Roberts and Oliver Dariusz.
Our topics are: 'Living in Stereo', how do pervasive media intensify our experience of time and how does this affect our personal and professional lives? It's all about you, me and the Web. The secrets we keep and the ones we share.
The Nude Restaurant (1960)
We shall survive in the memories of others (1990)
Brief introduction of the artists involved:
Kale Roberts was born at 10lbs. 8oz. as ball of energy and hasn’t slowed down yet. Adventure and play drive his practices as he sculpts his flesh as any other material, tapping into themes of augmentation, navigation, and the unlimited potential of mind, body, and the ethereal. Athletics and labor weave a thread as his history as a female athlete informs their lens of navigation. His practice blends art and life in a sexy and sensual exploration of storytelling, performance, sex, passion, rituals, and queer politics. His identity is always evolving, evoking the muddled grey to share experiences through humor and passion by viscerally integrating the work with the audience.
Roberts is currently in Tampa, Florida, on an extended vacation after receiving his MFA. He has been on the road, exhibiting, performing, and giving workshops in cities such as, Ensenada, Mexico, Jingdezhen, China, Austin, Texas, and Los Angeles, California.”
Jack Beeless and Jillian Beemore are an artistic couple trying to balance their public and private lives. Jillian is a former actress from the United States, and Jack is a Dutch director/filmmaker who hasn’t made a film in years. To help Jack overcome his artistic impasse, the couple decided to go on a cultural journey, to visit the great monuments and grand museums of the world, starting in Europe, naturally.
There is only one catch Jillian, who hasn’t quite been herself since her last motion picture, suffers from ‘Stendhal Syndrome’, which causes her to lose control of her bodily functions. Whenever she visits a museum or monument, overtaken by the beauty of it all, she cannot refrain from relieving herself on the spot. She refers to her condition as ‘Pissing Art’, which is in her own words: ‘the purest, most sublime experience of beauty ever.’ Being able to let go completely is her personal way of expressing her deepest emotion, as in the pregnant moment of a painting; Jillian emerges completely with her environment. In that blissful moment, her actions convey the intensity of her experience.
Alicia Everett currently works and resides in Chicago as a graduate student pursuing an MFA at The School of Art Institute of Chicago. Her interdisciplinary practice explores how forces of a graphic and sexualized visual techno-culture exert power over the way we share and interpret information in our electronic interactions. These systems of personal communication allow for ‘real-time’ interactions that seemingly transverse spatial, cultural, societal, and personal boundaries. Having participated and studied these systems since their beginnings, she has an ethnographical obsession with the practices and affects of this type of communication.