Grönlund-Nisunen | Ryoji Ikeda | Kaarel Kurismaa, 20 Jan 2023 — 25 Feb 2023

Grönlund-Nisunen | Ryoji Ikeda | Kaarel Kurismaa

Grönlund-Nisunen and Ikeda each present an immersive light and sound environment, while a selection of new, recent, and historical works by Kaarel Kurismaa will be on view in the bookstore area.

Esther Schipper, Potsdamer Strasse 81E, D-10785 Berlin

The new work, Scattered Horizon by the Finnish artist duo Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen, presents three swaying lines, which hit the walls of the otherwise dark exhibition space; and a complementary sound element of three sine wave tones modulating with each other adds another physical sensation, as the low frequency vibrations can be felt in one’s body. In this context, the term “immersive” describes the encounter in a literal sense: engaging visitors in a multi-sensory experience, the work is visible, audible, and palpable. 

Ryoji Ikeda’s work point of no return (2018) consists of a wall module with two light projections. One side of the wall shows a constant white circle, cast by a powerful theater light. The other side of the wall functions as a screen for a video projection, showing an abstract visual of a pulsating black circle. The video is continuously generated by a software and its pattern never repeats itself. The spatial conflation of two luminous opposites creates a destabilizing and immersive physical effect.

Kaarel Kurismaa is best known for his kinetic art works, sound installations, and large-scale public commissions. Bright and playful at first sight, his sculptures sometimes resemble objects one might expect to encounter in fairytales or dreams where a wardrobe can speak and household items dance. Generally constructed from readymade materials, Kurismaa’s works seem perfectly suited to feature in animated films or fantastic plays. 

Contacts & Details
Tue – Sat 11am – 6pm
T: +49 30 374433133

Esther Schipper, Potsdamer Strasse 81E, D-10785 Berlin
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