Nadja Bournonville, Alexander Gehring, Sara Wallgren
Note: New exhibition dates!
Opening: Saturday, June 11, 2016, 19h
Exhibition: June 12 – July 17, 2016
Opening hours: Sat 15-19h, and by appointment
Wheelchair accessible: No
Scintillations shows extracts from series of photographers Nadja Bournonville and Alexander Gehring together with a sound sculpture by Sara Wallgren.
Nadja Bournonville’s images are part of her series “Blindfell”, a project that focuses on one of the basics of our confrontation with the surrounding: the sight. It deals with the wonderous working and malfunctions of perception. Blindfell, is old English and means to rob someone’s ability to see.
The sound sculptures and -installations created by Sara Wallgren often dwell on the physical capacities of sound: The oscillations of the sound waves, the limited frequency range of the human ear, the immanence of information in sound and its capacity of invisibly filling out architectural spaces.
The sound sculpture “Alphard” functions as a kind of converter, helping to navigate through the exhibition space exp12/ exposure twelve.
In Alexander Gehring’s work ‚Atlantis‘ show colored landscapes manipulated in the darkroom in order to create an enigmatic setting in which the image itself looses its meaning and disappears into color and shape. Like the mysterious sunken kingdom the images recall an almost forgotten era of photography and refer to it’s inherent arcane aura.
Nadja Bournonville studied 2003 – 2006 at the Glasgow School of Art and from 2010 to 2012 at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. Her work “A Conversion Act” is published at Fotohof. In 2014 it was part of the traveling exhibition “Gute Aussichten”. For her work “Blindfell” she received a scholarship of Stiftung Kunstfond in 2015. Since 2008 she is represented by the Pierogi Gallery, New York. Bournonville lives and works in Berlin.
Sara Wallgren studied art at the Malmö Art Academy in Sweden, from 2005 to 2010. She lives in Berlin and works primarily with sound installation and drawing. In 2015 she had a scholarship at laspis, Stockholm and in 2014 at the Banff Centre in Canada. This year she will show her work in group exhibitions at the Museum Laholm, Bonniers Kunsthalle Stockholm and Galleri Belenius / Nordenhake in Stockholm.
Alexander Gehring studied at the FH Bielefeld in the class of Katharina Bosse and at the London College of Communications with Prof. Beverly Carruthers. His work has been shown at places like the Aperture Gallery and Museum Morsbroich. In 2014 he received the Darkroom Residency of the Camera Club New York, in 2016 he won the Merck Prize at Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie. Gehring is represented by the Galerie pavlov’s dog, Berlin.