I have a confession to make:I am not an artist, I am a collector. Or better yet: I craftily create collections of self made artworks and artifacts that look old, in the hope that future people will find and collect them.
I made an installation as part of an exhibition commemorating it was 60 years since the day East German authorities started building the Berlin Wall.
As a reaction to the open call by Art Up, Fair Kiez and the East Side Gallery, my installation was Commemoration table from the future – with a story.
Materials: Old wood, metal, rusty screws and other metal parts, fiber composite material for ornaments and relic shrines, various prints in Photolux Professional Matte 230, board, paint, black and white prints, alubond, suitcase, jerrycans, dried flowers, LED lamps, magnifying glasses, silicone
2021 – August 12 – 15
Group Exhibition Permeable Places / Fair transitions at The East Side Gallery remembering it was 60 years ago that the Berlin Wall was build.
2016 – October 6 – December 31
Group exhibition ‘Filmriss / Blackout’ in in Boulevard Berlin (Kulturamt Steglitz) in Berlin (DE) during the European Month of Photography 2016.
2015 – June 27 – July 23
Exhibition Tempel On in Berlin (DE) that opened during the art festival ‘48 Hours Neukölln’
2014 – October 17 – November 16
Group exhibition ‘Road to Europe’ with Movement for Galleries at S-Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz, tracks 13/14 in Berlin (DE) during the European Month of Photography 2016
2013 – September 25th – December 15
Exhibition in Hotel Bogota in Berlin (DE)
2013 – September 14 – 22
Group exhibition called ‘Nebenansichten’ with Movement for Galleries in Gallery Bahnhof Lichtenberg, also presented during the ‘Lange Nacht der Bilder’.
2012 – October 15 – November 11
Exhibition at The Great Heisenberg in Berlin (DE) as a member of the Movement for Galleries network (MfG) offering an alternative program during the European Month of Photography 2012.
2011 – June 17 – 19
Group exhibition in Atelier Gaby Taplick in Berlin (DE) during the Art Festival ‘48 Hours Neukölln’
2005 – July 27 – 30
Group exhibition called Interfaces: print-emotions as part of Nexus: Cultural Exchange Projects, Bangkok (TH). Die offizielle Seite ist inzwischen offline genommen (culturebase.org)
2004 – December 1 – 2005 February 1
Group exhibition in the Gallery Sint Jan / Stichting Baksteen in Groningen (NL)
2004 – November 28 – 2005 – January 2
Group exhibition Gallery Windkracht 13 in Den Helder (NL)
2003 February 1 – March 1 – bigbother.walkerart.org – big [b]Other is a text-based reality show and community / blog in Spanish and English organized by media activist Fran Ilich with 13 other participants. It did run from February 1 to March 1, 2003.
2021 – August 12. – 15.
Gruppenausstellung Permeable Places / Fair transitions Eine multimediale Ausstellung an der East Side Gallery. Durchgeführt vom Projekt Art up – Erfolg im Team in Kooperation mit der Stiftung Berliner Mauer und dem Projekt „fair.kiez“ der bezirklichen Wirtschaftsförderung.
2016 – 6. Oktober – 31. Dezember
Gruppenausstellung ‘Filmriss / Blackout’ in in Boulevard Berlin (Kulturamt Steglitz) in Berlin (DE) während European Month of Photography 2016.
2015 – 27. Juni 27 – 23 Juli
Ausstellung in ‘Tempel On’ in Berlin (DE), eröffnet während Kunstfestival ‘48 Stunden Neukölln’
2014 – 17. Oktober – 16. November
Gruppenausstellung ‘Road to Europe’ organisiert von ‘Movement for Galleries’ auf die Gleisen 13/14 von S-Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz in Berlin (DE) während der Europäische Monat der Fotografie 2014
2013 – 25. September – 15. Dezember
Ausstellung in Hotel Bogota in Berlin (DE)
2013 – 14. – 22. September
Gruppenausstellung ‘Nebenansichten’ organisiert von ‘Movement for Galleries’ in Galerie Bahnhof Lichtenberg, auch präsentiert als Teil von ‘Die Lange Nacht der Bilder’.
2012 – 15. Oktober 15 – 11. November
Ausstellung in ‘The Great Heisenberg’ in Berlin (DE) als Mitglied von ‘Movement for Galleries’ (MfG), alternativ Programm während der Europäische Monat der Fotografie 2012
2011 – 17. – 19. Juni
Gruppenausstellung im Atelier Gaby Taplick in Berlin (DE) während Kunstfestival ‘48 Stunden Neukölln’
2005 – 27. – 30. Juli
Gruppenausstellung unter den Name ‘Interfaces: print-emotions’ als Teil von ‘Nexus: Cultural Exchange Projects,’ Bangkok (TH)
2004 – 1. Dezember – 2005 1.
Februar – Gruppenausstellung in Galerie Sint Jan / Stichting Baksteen in Groningen (NL)
2004 – 28. November – 2005 2. Januar
Gruppenausstellung Galerie Windkracht 13 in Den Helder (NL)
2003 1. Februar – 1. März – bigbother.walkerart.org – big [b]Other ist eine textbasierte Reality-Show und Community / Blog in spanischer und englischer Sprache, organisiert von der Medienaktivistin Fran Ilich mit 13 weiteren Teilnehmern. Sie lief vom 1. Februar bis 1. März 2003.
This is the work I send to the Gallery Kleistpark Berlin to apply the art price of 2017 around the theme of the ‘Capriccio.’ To them this has to do with going against the art rules in a playful way. This is seen as the forerunner for the modern art. In wikipedia it is called ‘an architectural fantasy, placing together buildings, archaeological ruins and other architectural elements in fictional and often fantastical combinations.’
I applied since I think I could fit into both definitions.
The text I send to them was more or less the one in my ‘About my work‘ text – and I added the following:
”The main grammar that I use in the work I present here, is that of the ornament, and the goal is to make people question what is inside the fleshy, semi-erotic, alien – perhaps grotesque – ornamental centerpiece. What should be the meaning of this in an era where so many people wonder about sexualitiy, gender; what is the meaning of this in this time where we marvel about the knowledge and ability to perform sex-changes and at the same time we ponder about the existence of Alien Life.
Maybe trans-sexualism – and also trans-humanism – should be the next step in our development before we even are able to be confronted with the unimaginable coming from other planets. But on the other hand, who says the unimaginable has to come from outer space? It does not matter if it is true alien life or simply the next step in our own evolution. Or maybe the person standing next to us in the subway. Maybe we’ll find out at some point.”
I had an exhibition with 13 other lovely people in Boulevard Berlin from october 2016 until december the 31st 2016. The exhibition is part of the European Month of Photography and takes place with support from the ‘Kulturamt Steglitz’
On the 16th of November starting at 18.00 I will be there to tell something about my work – together with three other participants.
The exhibition takes place in Boulevard Berlin, Schloßstraße 10, 12163 Berlin on the first floor (entrance nearest to the U-Bahn station Scholßstraße) in the exhibition space of Culturamt Steglitz. Open Mondays till Saturdays 10-20 hours, and at the sundays all shops are allowed to be open.
- Info at the website of ‘Kulturamt Steglitz’
- The Facebook page with info about the events
- European Month of Photography
Check the tag ‘EMOP2016‘ for my works at the exhibition:
Road to Europe is a group exhibition at S. Bahnhof Potsdamer Platz organized by MFG, part of the Europeam Month of Photography exhibition in Berlin (MDF), with works from: Eva Brunner, Michele Caliari, Marion Elias, Jeroen Goulooze, Christine Kisorsy, Susanne Leibold, Stephanie Neumann, Nicole Woischwill.
From the catalog:
Die Fotoausstellung „Road to Europe“ zeigt Innen- und Außenansichten von einem Europa, das sowohl als geografischer Kontinent als auch als politischer und wirtschaftlicher Staatenbund, auf den Wünsche und Visionen, Bedeutungen und Identitäten projiziert werden, verstanden werden kann. Die Straße ist die Metapher für die ständig fortschreitenden gesellschaftlichen und sozialen Entwicklungsprozesse und der Ausgangspunkt für die verschiedenen Perspektiven, welche die teilnehmenden Fotografen mit ihren Bilderwelten einnehmen.
Jeroen Goulooze – Standing outside, looking in
Obwohl es offiziell keine nationalen Grenzen mehr gibt, entwickelt sich Europa zunehmend zu einer “Gated Community”, zu einer geschlossen Gesellschaft. Diejenigen, die innerhalb dieser Grenzen leben, glauben an das Versprechen, von einer prosperierenden Zukunft profitieren zu können. Grenzen trennen das Innen vom Außen und schaffen Ordnung. Doch sie definieren nicht, was sich hinter den Grenzen befindet.
In seiner Arbeit versucht der Bildkünstler die Sichtweisen derjenigen aufzuzeigen, die ausserhalb dieser Grenzen leben, weil sie entweder nicht Teil dieser Gesellschaft sein wollen oder es nicht sein können.
Thoughts about ‘Road to Europe’and the adaptations for Road to Europe
The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed
— William Gibson
Europeans have a birth-right to reside inside of what is more and more becoming the gated community called the EU. That right gives them the opportunity to participate in and benefit from Europe’s blissful future. In my work I am looking for the viewpoints of those who do not wish to be part of this utopian world, those who are willing to work on an alternative future or those who can not be part of that privilege for whatever reason – and I have positioned them against the borders or inside the no-mans lands that seem to define them. Will they be honored as martyrs in future-Europe, just like the early monks who gained sainthood because of their apocalyptic visions, the hardships they endured and the good deeds they performed?
Since I could not show my works in their wooden frames due to strict regulations in the metro-station Potsdammerplatz, I decided to create poster-sized reproductions of some of my frames with artworks in them. Here is the result.
A lot of people tried to help – I also tried what I could. Ah well.
Starting in october 2013 until the very end of the existence Hotel Bogota, I had an exhibition there at the first floor.
Expo – Opening 15th of October 2012 -19:00 hours
I have an exhibition starting on monday the 15th of October until monday 21st of October in a bar called ‘The Great Heisenberg’ in Neuölln, Berlin – opening starts at 19:00. I will show mostly new works and one of them will be donated to the Kreutzigerstrasse during an event at a later time. Music by the PrunX acoustic + suprise guests session :-)
I’m not a photographer per-se, but I do take photos all the time and use the resulting material and a bunch of digital tools to create art that is inspired by classical topics and themes. One of the works I will show is the last in a series of modern icons I have been working on for almost 10 years. It is the picture of an ex-junky who has since died after a robbery. I can still find him in my list of facebook friends. Every year on the day he died people will tell him they miss him. If we also post our prayers on his wall, will he talk to god so he favors our wishes? In our modern society we no longer honor our outcasts as the saints they used to be in earlier times, as described in anthropological works like ‘The Golden Bough’ by sir J.G. Frazer. What used to live in churches /temples is now experienced while dancing to a thumping beat. Too bad being an outcast is just a live-style that is at its best an inspiration for our latest fashion choices. The other works I will show are also inspired by something classical: I’m trying to rediscover ornamental themes as used in wallpaper, murals and in books until not that long ago.
Opening hours are from 20.00 hours until way after midnight. The expo is part of a series of exhibitions from [MfG Berlin – Movement for Galleries]