Blows to the Temple

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Blows to the Temple | 7 – 9 December 2012 | Atelierhof Kreuzberg

Blows to the Temple was the final exhibition by the autumn residents at Node Center for Curatorial Studies that explored the process of routines becoming rituals.

Exhibition text:

Routine and ritual are distinguished by the intention and attention towards an object or activity. Routine is a functional repetitive task performed unconsciously, while ritual imbues the activity with higher meaning or symbolic value by directed focus and awareness. Rather than determine the boundaries of the two terms, Blows to the Temple experiments with the interaction between routine and ritual as an ingrained element of daily life.

The exhibition features works by Ada Avetist, Shana Moulton, Marco Pezzotta and Shingo Yoshida. There will be a performance at the vernissage by Laura McLardy, a screening and talk with Adrian Brun (AR) and Dave Ball (UK) during the exhibition, and a ceremonial committal of Ada Avetist’s works at the finissage.

A publication was also launched and is available, featuring a selection of artists and individuals working and living in the realm of rituals – a pastor, a surgeon, a scientist. The publication examines the oscillating roles and subjective conceptions of routines and rituals.

Through the project’s experimentation with the physical manifestation of routine practices and ritual elements, the we hope to initiate a dialogue about the potential of elevating the everyday via routine and ritual.

All photos © Laura Gianetti for Node Center for Curatorial Studies Berlin, 2012

Shingo Yoshida Forgettable/Forget Me Not #5 (install view) 2005 10 min video

Shingo Yoshida
Forgettable/Forget Me Not #5 (install view) 2005
10 min video

Ada Avetist Untitled (install view) 2012 concrete, dimensions variable

Ada Avetist
Untitled (install view) 2012
concrete, dimensions variable

Marco Pezzotta Independent Sets (install view) 2010/11 various linens

Marco Pezzotta
Independent Sets (install view) 2010/11
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Shana Moulton The Mountain Where Everything Is Upside Down (install view) 2008 04 min 49 sec video

Shana Moulton
The Mountain Where Everything Is Upside Down (install view) 2008
04 min 49 sec video

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Shana Moulton (install view)

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Performance of Laura McLardy's 'Crossing the Room in One Step'

Performance of Laura McLardy’s ‘Crossing the Room in One Step’

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