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Alejandro Montero Bravo, Joseph James Francis, Mikko Kelloniemi, Piotr Kolanko, Leoni Pirenne and Ida Sophia

June 27 – July 12, 2024
Opening: Thursday, June 27 at 6 pm.

In celebration of the 4th anniversary of Scope BLN Artists-in-Residence program, we are thrilled to present LS43 – RESIDENT ARTISTS 2024, a group exhibition that encapsulates the dynamic and multifaceted nature of the art of our current residents. This exhibition presents the works of six international artists who have enriched our residency with their professional perspectives and practices.
In the dynamic creative environment of Berlin, our residency program has fostered a community where artists from diverse backgrounds converge, exchange ideas, and create their works.
LS43 – RESIDENT ARTISTS 2024 is a testament to this spirit of collaboration and artistic communication. The exhibition includes a wide range of media: sculpture, photography, performance, video and sound.

As a unifying element of the whole project is the sound installation Shadows and Tender Frailties by Joseph James Francis, located in the entrance of the Scope BLN building.
It iis is an exploration into the liminal space between noise and music, assembled from field recordings and improvisations on Modular Synthesisers. The work is a homage to the profound and often hidden parts of our humanity that lie dormant in all of us.

Ida Sophia presents a 10-minute video of her performance Verse. In this work she tra/verses/ space. Re/verses/ memory. Repetitious circumambulation and spoken word enact the idea that textual recall, combined with action, can revise emotional associations to memory; reminding us, in Rilke’s words: no feeling is final.

Another video is Mickey's Artist Interview by Leoni Pirenne. It stages the figure Mickey Mouse in an interview video as you sometimes see at exhibitions of famous artists. For a long time Mickey felt happy being the mascot of Disney but something has changed. He no longer believes in the American dream and is looking for a new identity.

Magic is Real by Mikko Kelloniemi is part of The Empty Green, a body of work observing humanity inside the vast horizon of digital transformation. We are facing a time saturated by algorithms, artificial intelligence and overflowing content consumption. Humanity is experiencing a shift towards a new cognitive state. How do we see ourselves in this great unknown?

In his painting Fenix, Piotr Kolanko, presents the creative process as a continuous cycle of building, destruction, and reconstruction upon the ruins. In his art, he reaches for various media, constantly experimenting and expanding the spectrum of his abilities and interests. He states that art finds its source in the unremitting force of libido, concentrated in the compulsive creative process.

Locked and Loaded is a sculpture by Alejandro Montero Bravo. A textile braid attached to metal chains. A controlled femininity that carries the weight of its social and historical positioning. The feminine expressions that must endure the consequences of its innate nature.

As we celebrate four years of Scope BLN Artists-in-Residence program, we invite you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of voices and visions that define LS43 – RESIDENT ARTISTS 2024.

Thursday, June 27 at 6 pm.

Scope BLN

Lübecker Str. 43 10559 Berlin

Working hours: Thursday - Saturday 1 pm - 7 pm

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