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<nettime-ann> Invitation: Opening & Concert 'Beauty Unrealized' 29 January (PSWAR)


Public Space With A Roof cordially invites you

Beauty Unrealized: spider webs of personal universes seeking a form

Monday, January 29, 2007

7 pm - Opening  Benoit Goupy: Le Source

9 pm - Concert  PSWAR in collaboration with DNK Amsterdam presents:
The duo Otomo Yoshihide and Sachiko M with Axel Doerner and Martin  

In his new work entitled 'Le Source', Benoit Goupy goes back to the source and essence of his artistic  
practice. Goupy's works manifest themselves usually as subtle interventions in the space that he sees as live organisms; they always appear "here and there but not anywhere on the surface of the space, as arteries under the skin". Following the architecture of the space, Goupy's marks inside a space are a product of the traces that  
the outside reality leaves on his own perception. In the space of the PSWAR library, Goupy allows a new element to step into his work: a sound performance that connects together his intimate story and the  
story of the space.

Otomo Yoshihide is one of the most creative sound artists nowadays,  
experimenting with both medium and form. For much of the 1990s his  
main project was Ground Zero, a large group founded with an ever-
changing lineup. Towards the end of that group's life, Otomo formed  
two electronic free improvisation groups: Filament with Sachiko M,  
and I. S. O., with Sachiko M and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku. These groups  
abandoned the frenetic postmodern pastiche of Ground Zero, and  
emphasized small gestures and low volume. The music contained no  
samples, being made of sine waves and electronic clicks and hums.  
Yoshihide largely stopped using records as a sound source, instead  
manipulating the turntable itself with a wide variety of objects and  
contact microphones. At the end of the 1990s he founded Otomo  
Yoshihide's New Jazz Ensemble. Besides her work with Yoshihide,  
Sachiko M is also one half of the blisteringly silent and beautiful  
duo Cosmos with Ami Yoshide. Her earlier work with samplers led to  
her current methods of using samplers to produce sine tones which she  
very subtly manipulates. Axel Dörner is a trumpet player who along  
with musicians like Robin Hayward was involved in the musical current  
of extended techniques which came to be known as Berlin Reductionism,  
and can also be heard on two recent releases of Yoshihide's New Jazz  
Orchestra. The fourth member is the drummer/percussionist Martin  
Brandlmayr, a member of two extraordinary bands to come out of  
Austria in the last few years, Trapist and Radian, both of which  
effortlessly break the boundaries between avant-garde, electronica,  
rock and jazz. January 2007 marks a first European tour of this quartet.

The Library is open Thursday to Sunday 3-7 pm or by appointment

About the research project Beauty Unrealized

These two events mark the third part of the PSWAR new project 'Beauty  
Unrealized: spider webs of personal universes seeking a form' in  
which the sound becomes a main focus. From December 2006 to April  
2007, PSWAR dedicates its program to the explorations of the concept  
of beauty as well as to the status of objects as carriers of ideas,  
sources of inspiration and connections between individuals through  
time and space.

As a framework for the whole project, we created a special library in  
which visitors can enter and get lost in the world of thoughts,  
ideas, questions, possibilities, and puzzles. For this library, we  
invited numerous individuals (artists, filmmakers, writers,  
theoreticians, etc.) to submit items that have significantly  
influenced them and their work.

 Inspired by Aby Warburg, this library is “a collection of  
questions” rather than “a repository of books, (…) involving not  
objects but the tension, analogies, contrasts, or contradictions  
among them”. Its inside will be used to host six separate  
exhibitions where the invited artists will present their past works,  
works in progress, or works produced especially for this project.

Like the majority of the PSWAR projects, Beauty Unrealized will  
combine an exhibition with an accompanying series of talks, lectures,  
public debates, and a reader. This project is the forth and final one  
in the second phase of the work of PSWAR, the result of questions and  
problems that have arisen from the previous projects. We regard it as  
a closing of an imaginary circle, which is why we have invited all  
the artists who participated in the history of PSWAR to be a part of  
its closure.

The project consists of 6 parts from January to April 2007
Opening dates: January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24,  
March 27, March 24

Project initiated by: Tamuna Chabashvili, Adi Hollander, and Vesna  
Guest curator: Angela Serino
Assistant: Mathijs Lieshout

Library installation created by: Tamuna Chabashvili and Adi Hollander
Constructed by: Mathijs Lieshout, Davide Manzoni and Maurice Bogaert
Advising architect: Ofri Earon

The project is kindly supported by: ‘Cine Qua Non’ film shop,  
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, VSB Fonds, Mondriaan Foundation

Location: Public Space With a Roof, Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam.
During the exhibition the project space is open Thursday to Sunday  
3pm - 7pm or by appointment.

For further questions please email to pswar {AT} xs4all.nl or consult our  
website http://www.pswar.org


Public Space With A Roof
Is a non-profit, artist-run project space
located in the old Film Academy, OT301
Overtoom 301,
1054 HW Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Email: pswar {AT} xs4all.nl

For an appointment you can reach us by email or call:
Tel: +31 (0) 611174239, Tel: +31 (0) 628128003

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