Episode 5: in the beginning
Alexandra Baumgartner, Robert Devriendt, Sophie Jung, Mahony, Agnieszka Polska, Kevin Schmidtinsitu Berlin06.02.–15.03.2014
For centuries humans have used storytelling as a form of knowledge transmission. Studies have shown that any content that is mediated by a lively and interesting story is perceived with much more intense focus and concentration. With the group show »Episode 5: in the beginning« insitu collective presents six artists, whose works strongly deal with the notion of storytelling. The artists use narrative techniques to convey their own interpretation of an existing story or invent a totally new storyline. The exhibition focuses on different ways that a narrative can be constructed as well as on how factors like expectations and curiosity influence our inner need to imagine a possible story. Through different means, such as written text, oration or cinematographic fictions the artists analyse the process of transmission of information, the mystification of reality and the power of association.The exhibition is part of insitu collective's Cycle I, which presented six episodes that dealt with fundamental questions surrounding the production of art: from the blank wall of the studio to the jungle of the art market.
06.02.–15.03.2014OPENING Wednesday 05.02.2014, 6.00–9.00pminsitu Berlin (former location)Kurfürstenstrasse 21–22, Berlin-SchönebergThis exhibition is part of insitu collective's Cycle I, which also included:»Episode 1: rules of attraction«»Episode 2: sabotage«»Episode 3: cézanne beats pollock«»Episode 4: tireless workers«»Episode 6: blank page«»Episode 7: another space«
Images top - bottom:
Kevin Schmidt »A Sign in the Northwest Passage« 2011. Courtesy the artist. Photo: insitu e.V.
Alexandra Baumgartner »Entreakt« 2013. Courtesy the artist. Photo: insitu e.V.
Mahony »Operación pavo, version II« (detail) 2014. Courtesy the artists. Photo: insitu e.V.
Mahony »Operación pavo, version II« (install view) 2014. Courtesy the artists. Photo: insitu e.V.
Robert Devriendt »Conte intime« (detail) 2006. Courtesy the artists. Photo: insitu e.V.
Sophie Jung »Owl« 2013 (performance during the opening night). Courtesy the artist. Photo: insitu e.V.