KW Production Series
27 September – 25 November 18

 

Opening: 26 September 18, 7 pm

 

Address: Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin, Leipziger Str. 60 (Entrance: Jerusalemer Straße), 10117 Berlin-Mitte

Opening hours: Every Sat–Sun, noon–6 pm

U2 Hausvogteiplatz / Bus 265, M48 Jerusalemer Straße

Admission: 5 €

Wheelchair accessible only on the groundfloor

 

KW Production Series is a new commissioning project, organized in collaboration with the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION and OUTSET Germany_Switzerland. It is dedicated to artists’ moving image works and concentrates on two new productions per year. The project takes inspiration from KW Institute for Contemporary Art’s founding principles as a place for production, critical exchange, and thoughtful collaboration.

 

Within this ongoing series, KW seeks to identify and serve artists who are at a pivotal moment in their work and career—those who will benefit not only from the financial support and institutional visibility this opportunity provides, but also those who will be able to use KW Production Series to significantly contribute towards the depth and rigor of their artistic practice.

 

KW Production Series is produced by Mason Leaver-Yap, KW’s Associate Curator.

 

Jamie Crewe:
Pastoral Drama

 

Double-channel HD video, 2018

 

<p>Courtesy Jamie Crewe</p>

Courtesy Jamie Crewe

 

Over the course of a year, Jamie Crewe worked on Pastoral Drama every day. The piece comprises two parallel videos that use allegory and animation to think about progress. Through intricate drawings in ink and pencil, speckled clay, and encrusted plasticine, Crewe reflects upon the evolution of mythic narratives, (inter-) personal change, and collective political time. Pastoral Drama juxtaposes the ancient Greek legend of Eurydice and the Underworld with Agostino Agazzari’s Eumelio, a 15th- century opera composed for the male inhabitants of a Roman seminary. Eumelio’s titular male figure stands in for Eurydice, and so achieves a different fate. In its double telling, Pastoral Drama envisions the collapse of mythic pasts with the dangerous after-world of the present.

 

Pastoral Drama is a co-commission with Tramway, Glasgow (GB).

 

 

Beatrice Gibson:
I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead

 

16mm transferred to HD video, 2018

 

<p>Courtesy Beatrice Gibson</p>

Courtesy Beatrice Gibson

 

Exploring ideas around gender, poetry, and disobedience, Beatrice Gibson’s 16mm film, I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead, was developed with two of the USA’s most significant living poets—CAConrad and Eileen Myles. The filmmaker tersely distills material shot on the eve of the 45th presidential inauguration in February 2017 and blends moments of perilous public authority with more intimate scenes and tender portraits. The film uses poetry as a means to reckon with the present, and casts the figure of the poet as a guide in times of chaos. I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead is a co-commission with Camden Arts Centre, London, Bergen Kunsthall (NO), and Mercer Union, Toronto (CA).

 

Simultaneously, the Julia Stoschek Collection Berlin presents the exhibition ARTHUR JAFA: A SERIES OF UTTERLY IMPROBABLE, YET EXTRAORDINARY RENDITIONS. Please note the extended opening hours during Berlin Art Week 18: September 26–30, daily from 12 am–8 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

<p><em>KW Production Series</em> is made possible with generous support by the JULIA STOSCHEK FOUNDATION and OUTSET Germany_Switzerland.</p>

 

KW Production Series is made possible with generous support by the JULIA STOSCHEK FOUNDATION and OUTSET Germany_Switzerland.