In addition to the stage programme, Schaubude Berlin curates exhibitions in the foyer and in the display windows of the theatre. The artistic and topical themes change two to four times a year and spice up the surrounding urban space in their own way. An open invitation to experience art – for our audience, for all passers-by, and for the neighbourhood.
Weak Transmission, Eröffnung am 3. November 2020, Foto: Tim Spooner
Lautaro Bianchi: Walk Among in den Schaufenstern der Schaubude, Herbst 2019
Stillrebell!ion by Larissa Jenne, Salomé Klein and Alexander Hector, winter 2017
The exhibition shows a sequence of hand-made 3D models that simulate time and movement. Six flies draw an imaginary timeline in the room: the impression of a single fly that moves from one window to the next and even makes a quantum leap through the wall. Mind the gap! Only the spatial distance between the sculptures gives the impression of movement and time.
Inspired by 3D models, the artist used his own nervous system to translate the polygon-based geometry of digital objects into arbitrary shapes. The six flies in the sequence consist of 3D filaments and voids forming a complex network consisting of lines and nodes (the most efficient number of lines per node is 3-4)*. The way they spread and connect individually cannot be controlled since the material itself decides depending on the temperature, hand movement, and weight. Despite the local differences in structure, the resulting main forms resemble the same fly with the same anatomical, morphological properties. The flies are actually more empty space than solid material. Paradoxically, the gaps are a more essential »construction material« than the material itself.
The process of creating the sculptures is based on the principle of emergent phenomena - complex, self-organized geometries that can be found everywhere in nature, from slime mould to the structure of dark matter in the universe: an unplanned network without a centre, without a hierarchy and without an author.
* hese lines and nodes follow the same simple rules, which are spreading and joining together again, and the nodes should not gather more than 4 lines at the same point.
Lautaro Bianchi's pictures show tunnels. Introspective states. Distorted outlines that move on the water and end up in a frame that resembles an eyeball with flickering irises. A reflection as a "space-time input".
"I photographically capture this fantasy image, this fear of transcendence or the difficult."
Interview with Lautaro Bianchi and a review of WALK AMONG at our Schaubude blog
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