Stop and Go rides again - Berlin

Freitag, 03. Juni, 2011, 20.00 Uhr, General Public, Berlin
Stop & Go Rides Again – Screening und Ausstellung
Eröffnung mit den Kuratorinnen Sarah Klein und Mel Prest (USA)
Weitere Termine: Samstag 04. Juni und Sonntag 05. Juni, jeweils 16.00-18.00 Uhr sowie auf Anfrage

Stop & Go ist eine Zusammenstellung innovativer Stop-Motion-Animationen zeitgenössischer KünstlerInnen und FilmemacherInnen, die seit 2008 international gezeigt wird. Die Animationen nutzen Stop-Motion-Techniken, um visuelle Ausdrucksmöglichkeiten zu erkunden, Geschichten zu erzählen und soziale Kommentare abzugeben.

Die zweite Europa-Tournee zeigt das neueste Screening-Programm Stop & Go Rides Again sowie eine Ausstellung mit Arbeiten der am Screening beteiligten KünstlerInnen. Die Ausstellung möchte die Verbindung zwischen den gezeigten Animationen und der Praxis der KünstlerInnen in Malerei, Zeichnung, Skulptur oder Medienkunst erhellen. Einige der Animationen wurden bei KünstlerInnen in Auftrag gegeben, die nie zuvor Animationen gemacht hatten. Sie bekamen so die Gelegenheit, sich in einem neuen Medium auszudrücken und dabei ihren bisherigen Arbeitsprozess kritisch zu hinterfragen.

Das Screening-Programm wird kuratiert von der Künstlerin, Kunstpädagogin und Kuratorin Sarah Klein, die selbst mit Stop-Motion-Technik arbeitet. Die Künstlerin und Kunstpädagogin Mel Prest, die ihre ersten Schritte in der Animation für Stop & Go gemacht hat, kuratiert die Ausstellung. Beide Kuratorinnen leben in San Francisco und werden anwesend sein, um in das Programm und die Ausstellung einzuführen.



TENDERLOIN DREAMSCAPES (2010; 4:53 min) by Paz de la Calzada & Michael Rauner. A dream landscape of murals weaves through an idealized urban environment. On closer inspection the murals reveal themselves to be original works of ink on paper.

Film Program:

ON THE FARM (2005; 3:30 min) by Sarah Klein. Music by Orange Sherbet. The pleasures of farm life as seen from the perspective of the animals that live there.


CANDLE (2008, 1:10 min) by Evelien Lohbeck. A confusing reality of illusion and expectations.


THE GWEN STEFANI GRAND BURIAL EXHIBITION TRAILER (2010, 3:53 min) by Kathy Aoki. A futuristic commercial for the mortuary temple of midriff in the reign of the pop empire period known as The Tragic Kingdom.


A RECORD OF LIFE (2009; 2:46 min) by Owen Gatley & Luke Jinks. This piece explores the secrets of evolution and diversity of life on Earth.


HOY (2005; 2:04 min) by Scott Wolniak. An intricate visual experience that comments on the ubiquitous phenomena of flowing electronic imagery and info-junk.


HOW TO INSTALL THE SCULPTURE (2010; 2:20 min) by Tucker Nichols. Music by Jon Nichols. The unbuilding and rebuilding of a sculpture of collected balls, rolls of tape and other assorted things from the artist’s studio.


12 BALL (1997; 2:51 min) by Ara Peterson. A basic toy explores pattern and motion to create an immersive, optical illusion. Courtesy of Ratio 3 Gallery.


BEARD TOUPÉE, GONE TOMORROW (2006; 1:40 min) by Reed Anderson & Daniel Davidson. A hair-swap of the finest proportions.


HOUSECOAT (2010; 6:55 min) by Sarah Klein. Flying spoons, chandelier trees and quilted hillsides lead to new adventures for a modern day woman.


FACTORY (2003; 1:14 min) by Miwa Matreyek. Integrating action and performance the artist steps into a fantastical world of animation.


STREAMING GRADIENT (2008; 1:10 min) by Jen Stark. A hypnotic voyage in a psychedelic tunnel of hand-cut paper.


IT’S NOT THE TEA, IT’S WHO YOU DRINK IT WITH (2008; 9:07 min) by Lizzie Black, Alessandra Ausenda & Anna Maria Murphy. An enchanting memoir based on the true-life stories of Granny, her family and those around her.


DANDELION WINE (2009; 4:30 min) by Melinda Stone & Sam Sharkey. A bit of urban homesteading leads to a sing-a-long wine song.


SPRING AWAKENING (2009; 1:07 min) by Almut Determeyer. Music by Elena Kats-Chernin. An analogy to budding love through flowering vegetation.


STACIE (2010; 0:30 min) by Mel Prest. With the color palette chosen by its namesake, this piece documents the making of a painting, time-shifting 30 days into 30 seconds.


THE DOPPELGAENGER SERIES: LEWIS CARROLL (2009; 1:27 min) by David O’Kane. A hundred paintings layered over one another, obliterating each layer over time but the under-layer remains subtly present.


MITRE CLOUD (2010; 3:28 min) by Andy Vogt. Wood scraps from the artist’s studio assume monumental status when they are blown out of proportion through camera trickery.


GRAY AREA (2010; 3:03 min) by Andy Vogt. A time-lapse document of a sculpture as light travels through it over the course of several days. 


SHADOW PLAYS, FIVE (2008; 4:30 min) by Deborah Davidovits. Music by Bonnie Prince Billy.

Shadow puppets perform routine and unusual tasks to create a tale of visual and auditory rhythm.


CARDBOARD (2009; 2:29 min) by Sjors Vervoort. Sound by Steven Aerts. A playful set of cardboard characters come alive in the city.

Exhibition with works by Kathy Aoki, Daniel Davidson, Deborah Davidovits, Almut Determeyer, Paz de la Calzada & Michael Rauner, Sarah Klein, Tucker Nichols, Mel Prest, Sjors Vervoort, Andy Vogt, Scott Wolniak.

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