Exhibition

Death Star / Bend your enthusiasm

23 Jan 2020 – 2 Feb 2020

Regular hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Rainbow Unicorn

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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Death Star investigates themes of authenticity and locality inside a Star Wars video game and tries to grasp how our understanding of these themes is shaped by contemporary digital technology as well as (art)historical images.
For the opening R&D will do a performative intervention.

About

Surfing the blurry border between pop and art performance, R&D has fun in mixing together field recordings, sleazy beats, and explicit lyrics. The duo was formed in 2018 by Emilia Kurylowicz, artist and filmmaker from Poland and Maru Mushtrieva, a writer from Russia. The style of their conceptual band is best defined by lyrics that should be taken with a grain of salt, eclectic sounds, and conceptual props.

They performed in such cult concert places like Schokoladen, Berghain Kantine, ACUD MACHT NEU, HVW8 Gallery along with the more unusual venues.

About Death Star

1
One time as a teenager I was so stoned that I looked up at the night sky and had this „revelation“ that the moon was an actual three-dimensional object up there in the universe and not only -
how it seemed to my eyes - a two dimensional disk on the night sky plane.

2
I am watching an advertisement for a new Star Wars video game on YouTube. It doesn’t show any scenes inside the game but only a team of developers hiking through the landscapes where
the original Star Wars movies were filmed. They’re taking 3D-scans of the environment to create virtual models to make their game look as much as the movies as possible.
There’s two landscapes, the one that they’re standing in and the one that they’re looking for which only really exists in the motion picture of the Star Wars movie.

3
In the finale of the first Star Wars Trilogy when Darth Vader is about to die he asks his son take off his helmet. He tells him: „Just for once let me look on you with my own eyes.“

David Amberg (*1991) is currently studying at the University of Arts Berlin with Prof. Heike-Karin Föll. His works have been shown in various exhibitions including Museum für Fotografie (Berlin), Museum Fluxus (Potsdam), Kunstquartier Bethanien (Berlin) and Große Kunstschau (Worpswede).

https://www.davidamberg.de/
https://soundcloud.com/areanddee

Exhibiting artists

David Amberg

R&D

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