Fifteen artists from six countries have come together every six months for the past two years to collaborate, exchange, develop, discover, fail, make, be and share. These artists have been eachother’s sounding boards in an intense and stimulating sequence of residencies in Berlin and New York.
Transient Transgressions is representative of the process they shared along the way — unpredictable, eclectic and sometimes anarchic, but always fleeting and cooperative, they bring this transient process into the gallery for a two day continual event at SomoS Gallery in Berlin in August, 2015.
The practitioners are a diverse group working with expanded ideas of creative practice, from 2D 3D & 4D to noD and OD realms— something, anything, this thing, as it is, when it is, how it should be or would, how we wanted it to be… or who with… each of us living it, being it, allowing it to be us— a symphony of footsteps.
The core of the show is a participatory piece wherein all artists involved contribute an element to the space and offer it to be played with, re-worked, and formed over the duration of the exhibition. Around it, films and installations become the site for interventions—non-intrusive performances by the artists and the audience, to shift meaning constantly.
This eternally ephemeral and occasionally fixed work reflects the eclectic group involved, and acknowledges the sometimes subtle, often profound changes that they have gone through within the past two years, together and apart.