Blows to the Temple

Exhibition: 6 – 9 December 2012

With: Ada Avetist (AT) Laura McLardy (UK) Shana Moulton (US) Marco Pezzotta (IT) Shingo Yoshida (JP) / Screenings and artist talks: Dave Ball and Adrian Brun.

Curated by: Gabriela Acha, Amal Alhaag, Adriana Blidaru, Anna Frost, Hannah Grady,
James Harper, Laura O’Hare, Galen Olmsted, and James Michael Shaeffer.

At: Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Schleiermacherstraße 31-37 10961 Berlin (U7 Gneisenaustraße)

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Blows to the Temple is an exhibition and publication launch by the autumn residents at Node Center for Curatorial Studies that explores the process of routines becoming rituals. Rather than determine the boundaries of the two terms, the project experiments with the interaction between routine and ritual as an integral element of daily life.

The exhibition features works by David Armstrong-Six, Ada Avetist, Shana Moulton, Marco Pezzotta, Shingo Yoshida and Laura McLardy. Programming will include an activation of Crossing The Room In One Step by Laura McLardy on opening night, screenings and artist talks with Adrian Brun (AR) and Dave Ball (UK), and a termination of Ada Avetist’s works at the finissage. An accompanying publication features a selection of artists and individuals working and living in the realm of rituals – a pastor, a surgeon, an anthropologist, and 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, we hope to initiate a dialogue about the potential of elevating the everyday via routine and ritual.

 

Photos ©Laura Gianetti

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