ONE SPACE - 5 ARTISTS - 5 PERSPECTIVES - 5 EXPERIENCES
You're invited. Project by five Masters students from Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD) Five artists invite you to immerse yourself into a derelict De Gashouder in Maastricht transformed by five individual perspectives. Read it as five stories, experience it as one. The exhibition will take place in one of Maastricht’s distinctive buildings -
ONE SPACE - 5 ARTISTS - 5 PERSPECTIVES - 5 EXPERIENCES
Project by five Masters students from Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (MAFAD)
Five artists invite you to immerse yourself into a derelict De Gashouder in Maastricht transformed by five individual perspectives. Read it as five stories, experience it as one.
The exhibition will take place in one of Maastricht’s distinctive buildings - De Gashouder, located in the city centre of Maastricht.
The dark, post-industrial atmosphere of this space provides an exciting platform for a unique artistic experience.
Five media related artists with five different backgrounds such as fashion design, film & photography, multimedia and product design gathered around this project as a part of their current research phase in their Master studies. The individual projects reflect on a variety of personal subjects such as the poetic transition from a young girl to a woman, vibratory communication of insects, reinventing mythology, anthropology of the future and creating harmony through order.
Our intention is to contribute to the cultural fabric of Maastricht and its constantly growing creative scene.
When: 13-16 June 2019
Where: De Gashouder, Lage Frontweg 2b, 6219 PD Maastricht
We are having a VIP opening on Thursday, 13th of June. We invite campaign supporters, sponsors and special guests for a guided tour through the exhibition and we offer dialogues with the artists. Multiple performers and DJ’s will join the opening in the evening hours.
What do we need the money for?
In order to make this happen we need to secure the money for paying the space rental, electricity, rental of the tech equipment (projectors, lights, etc.), opening party and the minimal possible art production budget.
Total cost of this project is more than 4000 eur, out of which we already secured 3000 eur through the generous help of the city of Maastricht and our academy (MAFAD). Now we need to secure the remaining part and your support will help us cross those last few miles and reach our goal!
We highly appreciate your support!
PARTICIPANTS & PROJECTS
With her installation Teleforest, the artist creates a teleport into the world of insects. This installation is part of her Master’s research and its experimental approach will contribute to her final project thesis.Insects are all around us all the time - yet there are not well known. Creating awareness for one of the smallest forms of life is the goal of this art installation. Teleforest will stimulate the viewers senses, to abduct them into the fascinating life of small insects. With the help of video, audio and a reflecting prism foil that will be suspended in a room, people can enter an environment enthralling to all senses such as sight, hearing and haptic feeling. Insects communicate through vibration, an interesting but invisible fact and not perceptible for humans. The prism foil will vibrate in a low frequency of audio waves, so it can be touched and experienced in that way by the viewer. This will create a feeling of a certain intimacy, a very personal experience with and within the installation.
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Title: The Illiaz (Chechen: Illi = ode or song; Az = voice)
The Illiaz is an illustrative project about ancient Caucasian mythology, legends and folkloric tales.The project is an ode to cultural heritage and history of Caucasian tribes. The artist, who has aChechen background herself, is working on sustaining those old stories, which are slowly falling into oblivion. Her master project focusses on preserving these old mythologies and tales with help of narrative illustrations and motion paintings which are based on cultural and ethnic elements with an influence of modern pop culture. The upcoming exhibition in ‚De Gashouder‘ in June will be focused on the tale of Pkharmat, the northern Caucasian counterpart of the ancient Greek mythology Prometheus. This project is of very personal matter since the artist, has a Caucasian origin but lives since her 9th birthday in Germany and is thus raised in-between two different cultures which shaped her as artist and as human.In this exhibition, the visitor can experience a fraction of her research portfolio, in form of animated illustrations, projected on two oversized screens.
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Clara Sophia Uerlichs
Title: Die Ordnung der Dinge
In this exhibition, the artist will show some fractions of her research methodology, that she has developed within this 2-year Master course.Her passion for ordering and organizing items is the main inspiration for this Master project. ClaraSophia is undertaking research in the field of ordering and organizing peoples belongings with a special technique consisting of grouping, arranging and documenting belongings. Taking the ordering to a next step, she translates these photos into graphical shapes to filter and research the essences of proportions and colors. With rearranging the shapes, it is possible to create something new - depending on necessities. In her final Bachelor project, she used this unique methodology as a key to design products. In this Master project, she takes it a step further by putting the concept on a larger scale such as a city.For this exhibition, she will present an urban research that she has conducted in Morocco inMarch 2019. During her stay in Morocco, she was searching for details that are strong in terms of color language, proportions and shapes. Trying to catch the essence, she translated the most appealing details of these photos into graphics. These flat shapes are now transferred back into a space to recreate this experience, that she personally experienced while taking this picture inMorocco onto this installation in ‚De Gashouder‘. This installation is not only for the eyes to experience: the viewer will also smell fresh oranges, feel warmth, hearing some sounds and hopefully catch or picture that sphere that she have experienced in Morocco.
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Within this exhibition, the artist sets up an installation based on her current master project: The time period of adolescence is connected to experiencing all sorts of emotional changes.Generally, her subject is concerned with showing the female perspective of the anxiety and beauty of the transition from youth to adulthood, with all its challenges and resistance, through poetry in contextual terms. By emphasizing the fear of this transition within the poems, she is creating a dreamy bubble, even a whole world she is currently in. The poems are instruments that express feelings towards the indirect anxiety and concerns of that time period, but are also supposed to show how she stages the dreamy imagination contained. The poems reflect the interpretation of being young and adolescent, especially the emotional connections to let go of her youth and build the core of the context. Using poetic elements enables her to work on a personal level, so that the poetry represents letters to herself that can even be interpreted as a monologue. Generally, the main intention is to create an atmosphere that not only females, but rather people in general can relate to. The topic should not only display a dream imagination, but also a part of the artist that is disappearing over time, which is related to the beauty and anxiety of the time period of the transition from a girl to a woman.For this exhibition Eylem sets up a scenography of one of her poems through visual translations of the content. By translating a poem literally and metaphorically, she creates a dreamy world/bubble, which she is currently in. The intention for this installation is to transmit to the viewers her associated emotions and feelings, attached to a part of her which disappears over time, with the poem.This installation consists of a mixed media composition: an area filled with sand, recorded video footage, projections of water and an audio recording of the poem.
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Predrag is interdisciplinary visual artist, whose practice covers a wide scope of mediums and techniques. His current focus is on the anthropology of the future, i.e. a creation of the new mythology as a response to the current moment and to the artefacts we create today. In addition, he is interested in how technology influences our collective and individual identity.
His installation Quantification is a discourse about our historical tendency to evaluate the world and reality through relentless measurement / quantification, and about the ongoing digitalization of everything around us. Through its ominous and monolithic presence, it questions the future consequences of the actions we are taking today. Are we on a path to the technological utopia, dystopia or even singularity?
Thank you for taking time to read about our project and we appreciate your support!
Clara Uerlichs17-06-2019 16:28
Felix Lampert16-06-2019 12:06
Great exhibition! Worth a visit! Happy to support upcoming artists from Maastricht!
Een donateur15-06-2019 17:52
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