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Silver - Encounters with Bâ


  • BBA Gallery Köpenicker Str. 96 D-10179 Berlin Germany (map)

29.04. – 20.05.2017

Artists

Curators

  • Renata Kudlacek
  • Giulietta Coates
 

BBA presents the artist duo Stine Nielsen Ljungdalh/Charlotte Bergson showing in Berlin for the first time. With 'Silver – Encounters with Bâ' the duo continues their collaboration which started with “The Hunters of The Invisible” at Stanley Picker Gallery (London) in 2016.

Silver is a substance in the photographic process which helps develop the frozen mirror image of time and therefore becomes a threshold between different worlds. The 'Bâ' (bꜣ) – in the ancient egyptian concept of the soul - is a person’s spiritual double. The mirrored personality or the reflected self. The 'Bâ' is everything that makes an individual unique, similar to the notion of 'personality'. In this sense, inanimate objects can also have a 'Bâ', a unique character.

With 'Silver – Encounters with Bâ' the artist duo Stine Nielsen Ljungdalh/Charlotte Bergson addresses the idea of passing the threshold to a secret world. The exhibition forms a dialog between objects, artifacts and photographic works resulting in an alchemical theatre which challenges our ideas of personality and reality.

Charlotte Bergson (1971) is an artist and documentary filmmaker, currently based in Copenhagen. Her work investigates how the idea of knowledge has been generated and manipulated throughout history. She regularly works with existing archives, bringing to light proof of alternative realities often forgotten and neglected. Bergson, who was trained as a filmmaker at The Independent Film School in Sweden (2001), is a declared feminist, who has been engaged in voluntary work, especially in Rajasthan. Her work has been shown widely in Europe, and in 2014 she was selected to be the artist in residence at the Hunting Society.

Charlotte Bergsons work has recently been included in: Plague of Diagrams (2015), curated by David Burrows and Dean Kenning, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England; Våbenhvile. 100 års forestillinger (2015), curated Tomas Lagermand Lundme Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art and Celestial Contract (2009)‏, Schwartz Gallery, London, England

Dr. Stine Nielsen Ljungdalh (1969) is an artist working conceptually across the disciplines of print, mixed media, photography and installation. Her practice centers on meta-fiction as a method of addressing different notions of the event (and ultimately of creation, in a broader sense), inspired by perspectives from philosophy, science and alchemy.

Her method involves the on-going creation of an alchemical theatre, a parallel fictitious world, called 'The Zone'. 'The Zone' which is inhabited by fictional personas and organisations, is built as a diagram based on a non-linear timeframe. 

Her work has recently been included in: Mørkekammer, (Darkroom), (2015), curated by Tomas Lagermand Lundme at the Hilledrød Library and The Karen Blixen Museum, Denmark; Plague of Diagrams (2015), curated by David Burrows and Dean Kenning, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England; Våbenhvile. 100 års forestillinger (2015), curated Tomas Lagermand Lundme Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; Gaming Gaming (2014), New Shelter Plan, Copenhagen, Denmark; Other Fictions (2013). 

Stine Nielsen Ljungdalh was chosen as one of the Young Artists at Cern in 2004 and recently gained a PhD of Arts at Kingston. University London. She lives and works in Copenhagen.

Earlier Event: April 1
Urban His(s)tory
Later Event: July 29
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