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Office Cleaning

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Office Cleaning - a view of the other side

Analogous to baroque trompe-l’oeil murals, the projection allows us to look into an illusory room behind the outer facade: a fictional window that draws the attention to hidden, but essential, activities that mostly occur out of public perception. A peephole is opening in the city night.

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Nika Radic

Nika Radic is an artist and works in different media. Her main topic is the limits of possible communication: what is it that we can really understand in everyday communication but also in art. She has done several works that used facades and walls in public space that opened the wall into an imaginary space beyond.
This allowed the viewers to 'peep' into the building and see something that is going on inside… even if it was only an illusion.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 05. 09. 2010 21:00


Macht Nichts

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Macht Nichts

The two simple German syllables 'MACHT NICHTS' appear on the screen. When reading them closely, an ambiguity of meaning shines through. A stunning German wordplay unfolds, a double meaning, which is staggering but hard to translate: on the one hand 'MACHT NICHTS' could mean 'it does not matter, it’s not so bad', on the other hand it could be the imperative 'don’t do anything' or 'do nothing'. However, these words could also just be the nouns 'power' (Macht) and 'nothing' (Nichts).

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Clemens Wilhelm

Clemens Wilhelm is a multi media artist. He combines photography, video and performance in his projects, which are often collaborations with audiences. Public space is his hunting ground - on the street, in the gallery or in the net. His work revolves around concepts of individuality and the individual’s interactions with society: the development, representation and expression of the self. Another focus is the creation of meaning through language.

He studied Fine Arts, Philosophy and English and was awarded 'Meisterschüler of Prof. Candice Breitz' at HBK Braunschweig in 2009. This was followed by a one-year-residency grant by KSN Northeim, Niedersachsen.

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Colour Occurrence

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Colour Occurrence

Colour Occurrence is a text work, linking colour as interpreted in spoken language with Twitter. The project randomly selects a colour from our database, that’s constructed out of colours named by our online contributors worldwide. They associate a word or phrase with a colour of their choice. The database becomes a personal, current and multilingual “spoken language” colour library. When a colour is selected, a Twitter search is performed for tweets containing this colour’s name and live tweets are displayed, generating a cross among international cyber communities.

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Ann Oren and Zevan Rosser

Collaborators: Massimo Avvisati, Sebastian Pfaller and Tamara Acosta.

Ann Oren
Video installation artist, born in Tel-Aviv, lives and works in Brooklyn. Received her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, NY. Her work has been shown in The Hammer Museum, LA, WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, PS122, NY, The State Museum-Reserve Tsaritsyno, Moscow, Taller Boricua, NY, 4CULTURE, Seattle, The Bluecoat, Liverpool and APEXART, NY.

Zevan Rosser
Zevan, born in NY, lives and works in Brooklyn, is a computer artist and programmer. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY. He works as a freelance designer, programmer and consultant for design firms and ad agencies in NYC. Rosser is a professor of Computer Art at The School of Visual Arts and the co-author of Learning Actionscript 3.0: A Beginner's Guide [O'Reilly].

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 10. 09. 2010 23:30


The Park

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The Park

The Park is a video panorama depicting space between the domesticated and the wild, a transmission stage between urban and natural environment. The sports park is an autonomous zone with its own rules: in parks, things beyond the daily habits can be done.
The piece is realised through intricate video techniques combining concrete places and characters in our daily life experience: architecture, people and symbols from a globalised world, Helsinki and Berlin. It plays with the themes of urbanity / periphery, rationality/ irrationality, tourism, sports and ecstasy.

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Ulu Braun

Ulu Braun is a media artist specialising in video collage techniques and known for his skills to challenge everyday experience. He studied at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland and University for Film and Television Potsdam, Germany. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions, and screened at key international festivals. He also is a member of the YKON artist group based in Finland.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 29. 08. 2010 21:00
Helsinki Helsinki City Tourist Office 27. 08. 2010 21:30
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 27. 08. 2010 21:30 - 01:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 28. 08. 2010 21:30 - 01:00
Helsinki Helsinki City Tourist Office 28. 08. 2010 21:30
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 29. 08. 2010 21:30 - 01:00
Helsinki Helsinki City Tourist Office 29. 08. 2010 21:30
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 30. 08. 2010 21:30 - 01:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 31. 08. 2010 21:30 - 01:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 01. 09. 2010 21:30 - 01:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 02. 09. 2010 21:30 - 01:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 03. 09. 2010 21:30 - 01:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 04. 09. 2010 21:30 - 01:00
Helsinki Lasipalatsi square / Projections 05. 09. 2010 21:30 - 01:00


Paradise Panorama

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Paradise Panorama

Landscape can be abstractly described as the intertwinig of both spatial and physical expansion, made visible by a piece of nature“ (Werner Hofmann on Caspar David Friedrich and Art at the beginning of the 19th century) – Using the Romantic Movement as her inspiration, artist and designer Katrin Schoof investigates landscape as a “space of desires“. Through opulent images of both real and virtual landscapes, a contemplative journey into something like paradise unfolds.

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Katrin Schoof

Katrin Schoof has her own product and communication-design label ('gabi-berlin'). In addition to designing for both public and private clients, she continues to develop her work as an artist, using photography and projections as her medium. She has been the visual artist for many theatre & dance productions throughout Europe. "Paradise Panorama" was developed as part of a project with the choreogapher Thomas Lehmen in 2008.

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DATES OF EVENTS:
Berlin Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) 12. 09. 2010 21:00