Anonymous flowerbed (2024), by Paul Henning

In Dutch cities, in spring around Easter, tightly constructed flower beds appear in public spaces. These are mini Keukenhofjes,  just as artificial as the Keukenhof flower show  itself.
In response to that, I made my own Keukenhofje from pointers/name tags that you can find in herb gardens-botanical gardens. Just as colourful, just as natural. The signs are waiting for something nameless to come up, as a mockery of the habit of classifying and naming everything around us.

Paul Henning

Time and Time Again (2024), by Timo Kahlen

¿loɹʇuoɔ uᴉɐƃǝɹ ǝʍ plnoM ¿sƃuᴉɥʇ ǝƃuɐɹɹɐǝɹ 'ʇɐǝdǝɹ 'ǝsɹǝʌǝɹ ¿ǝɯᴉʇ uᴉ spɹɐʍɹoɟ puɐ spɹɐʍʞɔɐq uɐǝl plnoɔ ǝʍ ɟᴉ ʇɐɥM ¿ɹɐǝuᴉl-uou ǝɹǝʍ ssǝɹƃoɹd puɐ ǝɯᴉʇ ɟᴉ ʇɐɥM ˙ɯnᴉpǝɯ ǝlᴉƃɐɹɟ ɐ sᴉ ǝɯᴉʇ
from the ‘Wackelpudding Series’
HD-video with sound,
01:04 min.
© VG Bild-Kunst 2024

315.39 Language Disorder: (aka) Fjárveiting, by Peter Christenson

HD-video with sound
00:35 min.

Peter Christenson (b.1979, USA) is a multiform conceptualist who works across media, platforms, and environments. As a social worker and former psychotherapist, Christenson often uses the moniker PSYCHOLOGARTIST to highlight the interdisciplinary, socially-engaged, and interventionist nature of his practice, sometimes classifying artworks with a specific diagnostic code from the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” a widely accepted instrument for psychiatric diagnosis.

Eggs dance (2023), by Sebastian Hänel

Part 1
I was on a train through Poland. Before I ate my boiled egg, I made a drawing with it.
Balancing on the page of my sketchbook, I circled the egg with the pencil. Moving it, but avoiding letting it fall off the page, I gave the object the greatest possible freedom to move.
A kind of balance between freedom and control. The egg controlled my hand, my hand controlled the egg.
A game. Lines triggered by the round object (and the train) and my reactions to it.
A dialogue.

Part 2
Eventually I completed it into abstract shapes by expanding the lines according to their intensity. Sometimes to make them invisible, sometimes to use them as boundaries.

What has been my work now?
Transformed images of the movements of an egg?
To have a concept and follow it?
To be open to strange ideas?

Augmented Body in the Landscape, by Adrian Wood

The workshop Augmented Body in the Landscape aims to develop new pathways to experience the relationship between our bodies and the places we inhabit, and the ways that technology changes that relationship.
The participating artists chose from several sensing technologies: a stethoscope, a thermometer, a field recorder, a scent cone, and binoculars.
Each technology extends parts of the body that offer us sensory feedback — ears, eyes, nose, fingers (for touching). The participants explore the area using the technologies. They bring observations back into the studio, which they process through a series of language- and gesture-based prompts.
They then synthesize what they have generated – observations, gestures, language and sensory experience – to create a site-based embodied performance.
Augmented Body in the Landscape was created in collaboration with students of Katie Schetlick’s “Performing the Environment(s)” class at the University of Virginia on March 14, 2023.

Thorax Glissando (2023), by Nico Parlevliet

HD-video with sound, 
01’34 min.
Please watch fullscreen

Thorax Glissando is based partly on an audio recording of a past work (Glissando Arioso-2012) and partly on an image-recording of the present moment.
Actually, the current image is what prompted me to search my sound archive for audio that would enhance that image.

After much thought, I decided to use the CT scans, which were made to monitor the cancer in my body, as images. With this, I try to bend the drama in such a way that you get the idea that anything that depicts a process can contain beauty.

Nico Parlevliet
20 Feb 2023

From the window on Zandera with Tunicata (2023), by Andrei Monastyrski

2023 11 февраля Из окна на Цандера с оболочниками
HD-video with sound, 76’51 min.

Since 2001 I have been making a series of videos called
From the window on Zandera. This video is number 129.
This footage comes from the apartment where the performances of the Moscow-based group Collective Action (KD) were conceived and prepared from 1977 to 2009.
The figurines of appearing and disappearing passers-by on the sidewalks of this Kondratyuk Street are like an endless continuation of the first action of the Collective Action.

00:00 – in the kitchen at Ulansky tracking the 585 bus sign
04:16 – 5, 59 km to Zandera street 
05:10 – Photos of the high-rise shit-concrete on Godovikova street 
10:35 The 585 badge went into the line of sight out the window at Zandera.
12:05 – Щ
28:32 – 1989 video, AM reading about shells at VDNH, video of SH
32:23 – 55
49:36 – AM reading about shellfish in the kitchen at Ulansky 11-2-2023
01:04:08 – Johannes Bach (1604-1673), IS Bach’s great-uncle, motet “Our Life, is like a shadow.” Unser Leben ist ein schatten.

01:10:52 – О

1st action of the Collective Action   (March 13, 1976)