Tomoko Kawai’s exhibition On the Origin of Springs is a thoroughly elaborated concept, that invites the visitor to trace perception strings, follow thoughts and discover connecting axes of rhythm and forms of life through photography, film and installation, always including movement and the body itself as a tool of understanding. Kawai’s multi-layered approach displays connecting perceptions by generating irregular intervals in the exhibition.
Works on Japan’s Onogoro Island, Europe’s Rheinfall as well as Mori Ôgai’s filmed novel Mai hime (1890) all offer different traces of the artist’s developing research on the axes of rhythm, forms of life and the bodily experience. An axis the artist most notably discovers in Berlin’s rhythmic imperfect and incomplete orders, ideally symbolized in a motive Kawai encountered on Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Palace Bridge with its sculptures being surrounded by massive construction cranes.
In parallel to Tomoko Kawai’s show, Künstlerhaus Bethanien is presenting exhibitions by Ahmed Ghoneimy, Min Kyung Kam, Ryu Biho and Tracey Snelling.
Exhibition Opening & performance by Akemi Nagao and Michael Tuttle: January 18 from 8 pm.
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Kohlfurter Str. 41-43, 10999 Berlin, Germany
January 19, 2018 to February 11, 2018