Cyprien Gaillard (*1980) works across a range of media including film, video, photography, collage, installation and live performance. His extraordinary cosmos gives new form to such phenomena as civilizational upheaval and geological time. Concerned with the wreckage of modernity and the intersections between human artefacts, urban geography and psychology, the New York and Berlin-based artist’s work embraces a poetry of entropy that rearranges history to shed new light on the present.
METABOLIC RIFT by BERLIN ATONAL
September 25–October 30, 2021
Berlin Atonal presents Metabolic Rift: an (un)guided exhibition-tour through the entire Kraftwerk building. The exhibition operates as a sequenced series of site-specific interventions from leading international sound and visual artists, channeling an audience’s experience through organised time. Small groups enter previously unused spaces of the former powerplant to discover a choreographed succession of artistic assemblages. Borrowing the logic of a ‘ghost-train’, the principle is accumulation and the sequence of artwork-apparitions is set as if according to a musical score. The boundaries between things shift and reassemble. Seeing and hearing happens in a chain reaction, a circulation of kinetic energy.Link