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D/B Recommended: Coded Landscapes: Charlotte Becket & Andreas Nicolas Fischer @ LEAP Berlin | Friday, 08.06.2012

Landscapes are networks or assemblages. They are not singular entities, not something separate or ‘higher’ than objects.

Rather, we must see them as what Levi Bryant describes as ‘regimes of attraction’: an association of objects, constantly reacting to form a continuously changing whole.

Charlotte Becket’s kinetic sculptures move slowly – sometimes imperceptibly. Their looping, rhythmic motion transforms the sculptures from motorized machines to figural abstractions or landscapes.

Charlotte Becket | Curdle II

Her work ”Inkblot 5” consists of a wall-mounted geometric form with black mirrored surfaces, the top of each mass having been sheared, producing a shelf like form that strictly delineates between above and below.  Underneath the plateau, crystalline abstractions accumulate to create an imposing Rorschach image.

The rigid symmetrical landscape is punctuated with bulging rifts that slowly swell, either in a moment of expansion or deflation.  As the forms slowly shift and redirect light they become hallucinogenic and unstable.

Andreas Nicolas Fischer | SCHWARM

Andreas Nicolas Fischer’s geographic mapping sculptures are assemblages of agency, reacting to the energies of the conglomerates of vibrant matter from which the landscapes being mapped are formed. He shows three works based on the same generative system.

The software “swarm” running in real time is a constantly changing abstract composition, a uniformly moving collection of particles moving over a surface that leaves behind traces that overlap to create an abstract composition. This results in unique Images, whose development is unpredictable.

Charlotte Becket lives and works in New York City where she is also an Assistant Professor at Pace University. Recent solo exhibitions include RuSalon in Brooklyn NY, Crisp Gallery in London, Taxter and Spengemann in New York City as well as group exhibitions at Anna Kustera, NY Studio Gallery, Passerby and the Invitational Exhibition Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City.

She has been the recipient of grants from The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Tony Smith Foundation, and the Verizon Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, TimeOut London, ArtForum, and Art in America, among others. She was recently included in, 100 Artists, a compendium of interviews with contemporary artists by Francesca Gavin.

Andreas Nicolas Fischer concerns himself with the physical manifestation of digital processes and data through generative systems. Andreas is a graduate from the class of professor Joachim Sauter at the Berlin University of the Arts.

His work has been shown at museums, galleries and festivals in Europe,Asia and the U.S. Selected exhibitions include “Stadt am Rande” at the Today Art Museum in Beijing (2010), “Locate Me” at Kunstraum Kreuzberg in Berlin, “Seeing / Knowing” at the Graham Gund Gallery in Gambier, Ohio as well as his most recent solo show “NOISE” at Dixit Algorizmi Gallery Berlin (all in 2011).

Coded Landscapes: Charlotte Becket & Andreas Nicolas Fischer

09.06.-29.06.2012, Wed-Sat 12-18:00

Friday, 08 June 2012 | 20:00 CET
LEAP | Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13 (Berlin Carré, 1. floor) | 10178 Berlin/Mitte

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