© Diane Vincent, From The Series “within The Pinecone, I Take Rest”

Solo Exhibition & Book Presentation

»Pineal Eye«

Diane Vincent

Opening: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 19h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: March 19 – April 8, 2017
Special event: “Pineal Yoga” with Nina Wehnert on Sunday, March 19, 19-20:30h (Facebook Event)
Finissage: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 15-19h with coffee & vegan cake
and an Artist Talk by Diane betw. 17-18h (Facebook Event)
Opening hours: Sat 15-19h, and by appointment
Admission free
Wheelchair accessible: No
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Description

exp12 is pleased to exhibit two series by Diane Vincent, both of which approach the themes of nature and contemplation. Vincent’s playfully titled projects “i join the crystal-eyed turtle’s hand” and “within the pinecone, i take rest” invite the viewer to explore further realities beyond our usual perception.

The exhibition title refers directly to the pineal gland, a small pinecone-shaped endocrine gland in the brain, which produces the hormone melatonin and modulates sleep patterns and other seasonal cycles. From the point of view of biological evolution, the pineal gland is linked to a light-sensing organ, known as the parietal eye, which is also called the pineal eye. The exhibition seeks to create a space in which to tap into this third eye, to experience our inner existence.

i join the crystal-eyed turtle’s hand” plays with our imagination. Following an age-old wise creature, we bath in iridescent, fictive landscapes. Multiple layers overlap each other, interweaving in a radiant sound carpet. Vincent’s most recent series “within the pinecone, i take rest” takes us back to native nature. The tranquil and pensive images evolved from her weekly wanderings at dawn, serving as a connection to introspection.

The exhibition is accompanied by the launch of the artist book within the pinecone, i take rest.

Diane Vincent lives and works in Berlin as an artist and photographer. Her work has been featured internationally in photobook shows, group exhibitions and festivals. Her first self-published book “OBEN” was shortlisted for a book award at the Unseen Photofair in 2014 in Amsterdam. The series “i join the crystal-eyed turtle’s hand” was selected by the Festival Encontros da Imagem as one of the finalists for their Discovery Award in 2016, and was exhibited in Braga, among other places. Diane Vincent has been a member of exp12 / exposure twelve since 2016.

Special Event “Pineal Yoga”

This yoga class, conceptualized from Nina Wehnert for the exhibition, introduces the subject pineal gland and invites to an interplay between the individual physical awareness and the contemplation of the images. The class is open for everybody, no prior experience required. Please bring your own mat! Duration 1.5 hours, on donation (10 – 20 EUR recommended).

Nina Wehnert teaches Vinyasa Yoga, Dance and Body-Mind Centering® since 10 years in various Berlin Yoga Studios plus in yoga teacher trainings, workshops, retreats and dance festivals worldwide.

Event Details

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