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Artist Spotlight: High Priest

For the third instalment of our “artist spotlight” series, we present High Priest, a sound collective from Los Angeles already making waves here in Leipzig and beyond. Formed by Henry Bell and Benjamin Leal, the duo rejects the traditional idea of an audience, performing not for humans but for the objects which are simultaneously their subjects and their spectators.

Here at Pilotenkueche, Benjamin and Henry are using their time to further explore the relationship between objects and sound, creating a series of “tone poems”, short pieces which use sound to describe and interact with their subjects. Through this series, High Priest intends to formulate a lexicon of sound-object interaction which can be systematically applied to any subject, a blueprint for a language which can be used to produce new tone poems or reproduce previous ones. On April 27th, High Priest performed at Hühnermanhattan Klub in Halle. We look forward to seeing what they come up with next!

Photos by Pilotenkueche and High Priest

Links:

High Priest

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Re-View: “Cabin Pressure” // 09.05.2018

On Wednesday, some of our pilots had a joint exhibition at an experimental art space in Lindenau. We had a wonderful time in the collaboratively curated room, featuring paintings, photography, sound installation and sculpture. 

We would like to thank the organizer, curator and artist Marcel Noack of Ping-Pong for his collaborative spirit!

Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche

“Cabin Pressure” / international group exhibition

Opening:  09.05.18, 19h
Open:  10.05-12.05.18, 17 – 20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Tehran, Iran)

Links
Marcel Noack (Visual Artist, Photographer; Leipzig, Germany)
Ping Pong

Work in Progress: Exhibition Setup PING PONG and K56 // Opening on 09.05.18

After one month of the program, some of our residents are preparing the first exhibits in the current round. Supported by the curators Sandrine Ngoma and Philipp Anders, they are in the phase of completing their individual projects and setting up “Cabin Pressure” in the art space PING PONG and “151 sec” at K56. We hope to see you at these first exhibits of the 35th round! 

All photos by Pilotenkueche

“Cabin Pressure” / international group exhibition

Opening:  09.05.18, 19h
Open:  10.05-12.05.18, 17 – 20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)

“151 sec” / international group exhibition

Opening: 11.05.18, 19h
Open: 12 / 14 / 16.05.18; 17-20h
Finissage: 26.05.18, 19h
Location: K56, Konradstraße 56, 04315 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
Sasha Nikitina (Conceptual, Installation, Painting; Kyiv, Ukraine)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Visiting: intershop interdisciplinaire, Helge Hommes and Saxana N. Schötschel // 26.04.18

Last week we visited two spaces, intershop interdisciplinaire in the Spinnerei and the studio of Saxana N. Schötschel and Helge Hommes. At textile artist Louise Walleneit’s  intershop interdisciplinaire, we saw the work of Anita Kriebel and Carsten Busse, and had the chance to discuss the exhibition with Carsten himself. The exhibition consists of conceptual multimedia installations which combine various techniques and forms of expression. We spoke to Carsten about his constructivist influences, references to Beuys, and desire to let his art speak for itself rather than explaining it. Thank you Carsten for having us!

Next we visited the studio of Helge Hommes and Saxana N. Schötschel, where we learned about not only the paintings and installation pieces, but also the political and personal motivations behind each artist’s work. We discussed the ways that Helge and Saxana’s work has evolved since meeting each other, and the pressure that comes along with the “trap” of recognition. Thank you for your time Helge and Saxana, and for giving us a copy of Helge’s manifesto!

Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche

 

Links
Intershop Interdisciplinaire
Anita Kriebel // Carsten Busse
Saxana N. Schötschel 
Helge Hommes

 

Work in Progress // 35th Round

After nearly one month of the program, our residents are preparing with our upcoming shows in mind. They are in the phase of developing their individual projects, exploring collaborations , and discussing exhibition possibilities. We hope to see you at our upcoming shows “Cabin Pressure“, “151 sec“, “The Black Box is Orange“, “The Pool“, and our final exhibition “Bauchgefühl“.

Impressions

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Sasha Nikitina (Conceptual, Installation, Painting; Kyiv, Ukraine)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

OPEN CALL FOR EVENT PARTICIPANTS / Deadline: 05.05.18

In view of our upcoming spring exhibition, we invite Leipzig based artists to submit a proposal for the program of our opening night, taking place on June 8th 2018 at our studios! We are looking for:

 
  • Authors
  • Performers
  • Experimental sound artists 

All photos by PILOTENKUECHE 

Send your proposals or ideas to info@pilotenkueche.net by 05.05.18!
 
We await your submissions!

Artist Spotlight: Silvina Rodriguez

In this weekly series, we present positions currently working in our studio. Today, we introduce you to Silvina Rodriguez who does painting and textile art.

Just over two weeks into Pilotenkueche’s 35th round, and already Silvina Rodriguez is hard at work. Incorporating materials such as posters, advertisements, and pieces of trash found around the city, Silvina is creating a portrait of Leipzig, its flora and fauna. Her urban “flora and fauna” series explores cities from the ground up, piecing together what gives a city its unique character by examining the creatures who inhabit it and the objects they leave behind. Leipzig is the second city in her series, after Curibita in Brazil. We spoke to Silvina about her recent foray into the world of ceramics, and the challenges that come along with a medium which requires so much patience. Parallel to her flora and fauna series, Silvina is also considering the female cycle through the lense of both societal and personal anxiety around menstruation.

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Links
Silvia Rodriguez

Upcoming Shows of the 35th Round / 09.05.18 – 13.06.18

We are pleased to announce the complete lineup for the shows of the 35th round! The upcoming shows featuring our residents from Colombia, UK, USA, Pakistan, Argentina, Iran, Ukraine, Uruguay, Germany, France and Italy, will present ongoing work after a month spent at the residency. This round of artists has a particular focus on painting, printmaking, sculpture, sound, installation, and photography.

 After a few years we will also launch new partnerships with spaces in the East of Leipzig. All are welcome to attend our preview exhibitions, held with our partner Ping Pong, Alte Handelsschule, K56 and Krudebude, as well as our in-studio final exhibition “Bauchgefühl” opening on 08.06.18, 18h. We’re looking forward to this intense spring program.

Impressions of the 35th round

All photos by Pilotenkueche

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

“Cabin Pressure” / international group exhibition

Opening:  09.05.18, 19h
Open:  10.05-12.05.18, 17 – 20h
Location: PING PONG, Helmholtzstraße 1, 04177 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)

“151 sec” / international group exhibition

Opening: 11.05.18, 19h
Open: 12 / 14 / 16.05.18; 17-20h
Finissage: 26.05.18, 19h
Location: K56, Konradstraße 56, 04315 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
Sasha Nikitina (Conceptual, Installation, Painting; Kyiv, Ukraine)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

“The Black Box Is Orange” / international group exhibition

Opening:  17.05.18, 19h
Open:  18.05-23.05.18, Tue, Wed, 17 – 20h
Finissage: 24.05.18, 19h
Location: Krudebude, Stannebeinplatz 13, 04347 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)

The Pool” / international group exhibition
Opening:  18.05.18, 19:00h
Open:   19-24.05.18, Tue, Wed, Thu, 17-20h
Finissage: 25.05.18, 19h
Location: Alte Handelsschule, Gießerstraße 75, 04229 Leipzig, Germany

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The upcoming preview exhibition at Alte Handelsschulewill present a selection of recent works of all residents after they spend 2 months in the program. This exhibit aims to share the research and production that has continued at the new site of PILOTENKUECHE. It is our goal to trigger and to develop a dialogue, to propel a participative mandate between enthusiasts & artists.

Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Sasha Nikitina (Conceptual, Installation, Painting; Kyiv, Ukraine)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

FINAL EXHIBITION OF THE 35th ROUND

“BAUCHGEFÜHL”/ international group exhibition

Opening: 08.06.18, 18:00h
Open: 09.06.18, 14 – 20h; 11-13.06.18, Mo, Tue, Wed, 10-16h
Location: PILOTENKUECHE, 2nd Floor, Franz-Flemmingstr. 9, D-04179 Leipzig, Germany

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Artists
International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Sasha Nikitina (Conceptual, Installation, Painting; Kyiv, Ukraine)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)

 

Activities: MDR and Mashup V

During the first week of the 35th round, we had an interview with MDR for their documentary about Franz-Fleming-Straße’s burgeoning art scene. The documentary focuses on the new ateliers and galleries in Leutzsch, including projects such as Molina Ghosh’s Mashup, Pilotenkueche, ff15, and interviews with artists.

We attended the opening for Mashup V, the fifth show in Leipzig-based artist and curator Molina Ghosh‘s “Mashup” series. Mashup is an ongoing series of group exhibitions curated by Molina, featuring unknown “no-name” artists alongside known “name” artists. The current show is located in the basement of our studio building and will be open until May 19. We hope to further extend the collaboration in the future!

All photos by PK

Links
MDR Documentary
Molina Ghosh
Mashup
Gallerie ff15

Artists participating in Mashup V
Eva Howitz
Edgar Leciejewski
Frank Moll
Anna Nero
Juliana Ortiz
Oskar Rink
Nadin M. Rüfenacht
Rigo Schmidt
Max Schneider
Markus Uhr
Stefan Vogel
Jaochim Weischer
Matthias Weischer
Minor Alexander
Tilo Baumgartel
Zora Berweger
Nina K Doege
Rayk Goetze
Henriette Grahnert
Stefan Guggisberg
Katrin Heichel
Julius Heinemann
Tobias Hild
Franziska Holstein

Activities: Artist Talk and BBQ

This week we came together for our first artist talk of the 35th round, where we got to see some of each artist’s previous work and hear about their methods, processes, and what they are hoping to accomplish during the program. This opened new avenues for dialogue and collaboration, and gave the artists a chance to reflect on their own work as well as others’, discovering common threads, interfaces, and approaches through group discourse. This is a taste of the collaboration and exchange that will be occurring in our studio during the next months, leading to our upcoming shows and final group exhibition. We also had a barbecue and got to know each other in a more casual setting. We are looking forward to seeing what this group comes up with!

All photos by Pilotenkueche

Artists:

International residents
Alejandro Londono (Painting, Mixed Media; Bogotá, Colombia)
Anna Ill & Steph Huang (Installation, Sculpture, Video, Photography; London, UK)
Benjamin Leal & Henry Bell (Sound, Performance; Los Angeles, California, USA)
Eva Macali (Mixed Media, Poetry; Roma, Italy)
Fatima Nadeem (Printmaking, Painting; Lahore, Pakistan)
Ivan Attila Cremer (Sculpture, Photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands / Los Angeles, California, USA)
Jackson Akitt (Photography; Brighton, UK)
John Berry (Painting; Bloomington, USA)
Leonardo Ciocchini (Painting, Mixed Media; Buenos Aires, Argentinia)
Maryam Abedi (Painting; Teheran, Iran)
Sasha Nikitina (Conceptual, Installation, Painting; Kyiv, Ukraine)
Silvina Rodriquez (Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Installation; Montevideo, Uruguay)
Tegwen Evans (Photography, Multimedia, Installation; Berlin, Germany)

Local Participants
Marlet Heckhoff (Painting; Leipzig, Germany)
Claudia Vonderlind (Video, Performance, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media; Leipzig, Germany)

Curators
Philipp Anders (Curator; Leipzig, Germany)
Sandrine Ngoma (Assistant Curator; Paris, France)

Assistants
Kyla Pinkard (German & English Literature; Leipzig, Germany)
Elsa Henderson (Painting; Los Angeles, California, USA)