Ken Kelleher

Bigfoot
While variety in composition and form is evident, Kelleher further experiments with material and color. Digital rendering techniques offer endless iterative opportunities. Multiple shifts in material, especially when applied to a singular form, allow for a variety of interpretations. Kelleher explains: ‘The visual expression I try to achieve is one that is open to interpretation. In one piece someone may see something playful, or whimsical, in another it may feel menacing.’

JONATHAN SCHIPPER

Slow room
To bring a life form to a singular lack of motion is to kill it. Museums are repositories of the past. Ideas that lived outside are rendered dead in the careful buildings. Just as dead as the grizzly in the diorama at the Met is the Lichtenstein at the MoMA. The ideas reach a peak and trade their vitality, their life, for an expanded lifespan. The SLOW ROOM was envisioned as an answer to this dilemma… to be in motion to live and die in the museum… to be a part of the system while denying and rejecting the stasis… to embrace the chaos to make the entropy an ally is to understand a fundamental nature of the Universe. SLOW ROOM will live and it will die.

vincent leroy

文森特·勒罗伊
北极光环

langsamer Tropfen
Slow Drop fängt ein verzerrtes und traumhaftes Bild der Stadt ein. Alles scheint klar und natürlich zu werden. Slow Drop ist kostenlos, flüssig, getrennt von der realen Welt und allen Einschränkungen. Es ist eine singuläre und reine Form, als ob sie aus einem anderen Universum gekommen wäre. Es weicht dem Schlafen, der Kontemplation.

MARGOLIS BROWN

THE BED EXPERIMENT ONE

Witness as the covers are pulled back to reveal the rites and rituals of the untamable Homo Sapiens in its favorite nesting place — a giant bed! Like a bizarre nature documentary THE BED EXPERIMENT tracks four males and four females, who while confronting their deepest fears and desires, balance the witty and weird against the painfully true to life.

“As the piece proceeds, the focus shifts from mating rituals to the antics of lovemaking, from the battle of the sexes to baby worship, and from dreams of conquest to nightmares of disembowelment. The bed turns from the cradle of civilization into a hospital cot, from a sultry desert to a tundra of monsters. As the scenes evolve — the performance is a 60-minute continuum — the tone mysteriously oscillates between extremes of farcicality or pathos. How the performers effect these wondrous transformations is one of the Adaptors’ most singular professional secrets”. Alan M. Kriegsman

vincent leroy

slow drop
Slow Drop captures a distorted and dreamlike image of the city. Everything seems to become clear and natural. Slow Drop is free, fluid separate from the real world and all the limitations. It is a singular and pure form, as if it had come from another universe. It gives way to sleep, to contemplation.

robert seidel

Vitreous
The nine virtual sculptures underlying vitreous resulted from experimental setups by Robert Seidel for generating three-dimensional clusters of fibrous refractions, as well as the gravitational lensing of different volumetric and chromatic densities. Singular elements gravitate towards each other, accumulating in a gigantic sculptural system, where each entity exists with its own visual axis and vanishing point. The impalpable luminous formations create prismatic interactions between the ridges and plateaux of the main colours floating in front of the infinite violet background.

Alex May and Anna Dumitriu

ArchaeaBot: A Post Climate Change, Post Singularity Life-form
“ArchaeaBot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Change Life-form” takes the form of an underwater robotic installation that explores what ‘life’ might mean in a post singularity, post climate change  future. The project is based on new research about archaea (the oldest life forms on Earth) combined with the latest innovations in machine learning & artificial intelligence creating the ‘ultimate’ species for the end of the world as we know it.

Sanja Marusic

Dutch-Croatian photographer Sanja Marušić uses an experimental approach to colour, composition, materials, and manipulations in her work to create dreamlike scenes that are at once cinematic and alienating.She travels the world in her production of these otherworldly images, finding settings and forms that play with our relation to the subconscious, simplifying the bodies of her subjects with geometric shapes, and abstracting the human form even further by incorporating stylised dance movements.Putting places above people, many of Sanja’s photographs are set in wide open futuristic spaces in an attempt to create surreal and alienating visual emotions. She often uses cool and bright colours as well as singular objects and accessories in order to create unique and enigmatic narratives.

Yann Marussich

Bleu Remix
In his spectacle-installation Bleu Remix, Yann Marussich returns to a theme originally explored in Bleu Provisoire (2001), a spectacle in which a mysterious blue liquid oozes through the layers of his skin as though it were the final effect or by-product of his body’s inner processes. In Bleu Remix, the artist once more invites the viewer to experience an intimate journey through the corners of his body. Each time the spectacle is performed, a different (local) musician accompanies Marussich. This unique, singular confrontation establishes a new relationship between the sound and image. The meeting of the two artists brings an element of risk and uniqueness to the event, as if the music explores the spectacle repeatedly, resulting in new ways of perception.

Lech Majewski

The Roe’s Room
opera movie

In this “absolutely singular autobiographical film opera” (Time Out London), multi-talented composer, writer, director and artist Lech Majewski presents a stunning, intimate, and ultimately magical work of unbridled creativity. A ravishing ode to the imagination, THE ROE’S ROOM is a place where the energy of youth and the eternal power of the natural world triumph over the banalities and deprivations of the commonplace.Within their apartment, a father, mother and son bear the dulling yoke of an ordinary urban life. His mind and heart borne aloft by the cycle of the seasons and the images and music within him, the son transforms his cloistered existence into a richly poetic emotional utopia. As autumn arrives, cracking flakes of plaster become falling leaves. With spring, a cold hard floor comes alive with meadow grass and love beckons in the form of a beautiful young girl’s outstretched hand.

Carlos Cruz Diez

a liberdade da cor
Espaço Cultural Porto Seguro‎
Sao Paulo/Brazil

Figura de singular trajetória na arte contemporânea, o franco-venezuelano Carlos Cruz-Diez (1923 – 2019) dedicou sua vida ao estudo da cor nas artes contemporâneas. Artista profícuo, autor de pinturas, fotografias e instalações, foi aos poucos afastando suas criações das formas, anedotas, símbolos e até mesmo signos, num radical mergulho na cor em si – liberta ao máximo do aspecto decorativo ou secundário na representação artística. Sua extensa obra é agora celebrada na mostra Cruz-Diez: a liberdade da cor, exposição em cartaz , no Espaço Cultural Porto Seguro, com curadoria de Rodrigo Villela.

JEFF TSE

Many photographers are driven by something singular in their imagery. It is the essence of how they see their work. Eventually it is how others will see their contribution as well. Jeff’s work is defined by the play of light and form. His goal is to translate those subliminal forms into imagery that is timelessly beautiful.

Isabel Nolan

A fixture for a solar storm
The startling objects of Isabel Nolan’s art take wildly unpredictable forms, — but they are at the same time the fully consistent outcomes of a singular, searching artistic sensibility. Nolan’s works evolve out of almost scholarly processes of investigation — intensive enquiries into cosmological and botanical phenomena, perhaps, or analytical scrutiny of literary and historical texts. These contrasting means of representing reality (and of comprehending its infinitely various components) provide divergent points of departure for Nolan as she attempts to somehow account for the enduring strangeness of the world, even in its most intimately familiar forms.

KATE MCCGWIRE

Кейт Маккгваер
A la artista la fascina la idea de que la belleza puede ser mucho más que el ser bello, puede ser un fenómeno cultural por donde pasa su proceso creativo. Su obra invita el espectador a “mirar para dentro” y repensar en sus preconceptos teniendo casi siempre como resultado una interpretación racional. Todas esas sensaciones la artista consigue con esculturas singulares que se forman por camadas y que parecen querer tragarnos.

CLÉMENT BAGOT

aeronef

“Um die Arbeit von Clément Bagot vollständig zu erfassen, muss man von seiner Zeichenpraxis ausgehen. Eine Praxis, bei der das Streben nach epidermaler Beschreibung konvergiert, indem sie die Bemühungen um die Konstitution eines” Textur “-Begriffs verbirgt, der auch den Titel von ausmacht eine der Serien des Künstlers – und eine demiurgische Versuchung durch die Konstruktion von Universen, deren Darstellung durch eine imaginäre Kartographie verläuft. Indem die Zeichnungen “die Haut des Ortes” in der Art eines mentalen Ausmaßes zeigen, das man untersuchen möchte von Clément Bagot ermöglichen es, seine Werke in Form von Bänden in Bezug auf Porosität besser zu denken. Während er an eine Science-Fiction-Architektur erinnert, erscheinen seine Assemblagen, die aus Materialien wie Holz, Linealen, Pappe, Harz oder Neon bestehen, als das Objekt singulärer Wahrnehmungserfahrungen. An ihren Grenzen, wo der Blick über seine Strukturen kreuzt oder stolpert, können wir von außen wie von innen sehen oder auf der Ma stehen bleiben Illusion durch die Kombination der beiden offenbart. Die Ausstellung in Thonon-les-Bains vereint den grafischen Teil seiner Arbeit und seine „Modelle“ sowie eine vor Ort produzierte Arbeit im selben Raum und ermöglicht es dem Besucher, seine atopischen Räume mental zu bewohnen. “ Tom Laurent

FLORIAN HECKER

فلوريان هيكر
フロリアン·ヘッカー
Sound Installation
In his installations, live performances and publications, Florian Hecker deals with specific compositional developments of post-war modernity, electroacoustic music as well as other, non-musical disciplines. He dramatizes space, time and self-perception in his sonic works by isolating specific auditory events in their singularity, thus stretching the boundaries of their materialization.
Their objectual autonomy is exposed while simultaneously evoking sensations, memories and associations in an immersive intensity. Some of his works incorporate psycho-acoustic phenomena, disorienting listeners’ spatial perceptions and expanding their conception about sound. Hecker’s most recent recording, Speculative Solution ( Editions Mego, 2011), brings together Hecker’s sonic practice and psychoacoustic experimentation with philosopher Quentin Meillassoux’s concept of ‘hyperchaos’ – the absolute contingency of the laws of nature.
During his residency at MIT, Florian Hecker will research a new sound piece that takes the concept of the “auditory chimera” as point of departure. Originally developed at MIT by Bertrand Delgutte, senior research scientist at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics, the concept of the auditory chimera inspires an exploration of the relationship between pitch perception and sound localization. Hecker will create a text and sound piece that incorporates the recordings of material read by students. Using an anechoic chamber he will work with students to explore the experiential nature of psycho-acoustic practice.