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Grand Opening: Insomnia Festival Exhibition 2015

15.10.2015 - 15.11.2015

Please join us for the opening of the Insomnia Festival 2015 with two new works.
Lullabies for Monsters by Evelīna Deičmane-Vida
and
DungeonTT - A Modular performative installation
by Lars Holdhus and Martin Kohout.

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There will be a DungeonTT performance
by
Matyáš Cigler and Martin Kohout on the following dates:
Thursday 11:00 pm - 12 noon (for press and on invitation only)
Friday 16th of October 7 pm - 9 pm (opening night)
Saturday 17th of Ocotber 12 noon - 5 pm
Saturday 17th of Ocotber 12 noon - 5 pm
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Lullabies for Monsters

Evelīna Deičmane-Vida

Lullabies for Monsters, is an installation using flowers, leaves and grass collected on nature walks and transformed with drawing and painting into monsters. The installation is accompanied by a sculptural centerpiece which tells a story and sings original lullabies to the various flower monsters.

"We arrived to Tromso in the midsummer time when the sun stays up all night and gave us sleepless nights. We had to sing lullabies over and over again to put our son to sleep. We walked our restless son around and collected nature, singing lullabies and hallucinating from a lack of sleep."
- Evelīna Deičmane-Vida on Lullabies for Monsters.

Evelīna Deičmane-Vida’s piece is a result of a creative residency in Norway is a part of “exchange of commissioned works” between the adventurous music festivals Skaņu Mežs and Insomnia as foreseen by the project “Experimental Music Lighthouses: Riga – Tromsø”.
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DungeonTT

A Modular performative installation
by Lars Holdhus and Martin Kohout

An installation created out of ceramics, fabrics, tea and 4 channel sound. DungeonTT is an immersive modular environment open to be experienced both as an exhibition and a platform for their take on the japanese, chinese and western tea ceremony. Tea culture spans from the Japanese ritualistic and strict ceremonial practice, to the chinese conversational approach, all the way into the western way of adding milk and sugar in coffee or tea. Pottery created by Lars and Martin is one of the central aspect of the installation. It will be an attempt to stretch the functionality and the ritualistic aspect of pottery while still making it possible to serve the guests. DungeonTT offers something in between a conversation, a casual cup of tea and a different way of experiencing this 6000 year old drink. The clothes in use during the performace has been designed by artist Sandra Mujinga.

The performance will be presented by
Matyáš Cigler and Martin Kohout on the following dates:
Thursday 11:00 pm - 12 noon (for press and on invitation only)
Friday 16th of October 7 pm - 9 pm (opening night)
Saturday 17th of Ocotber 12 noon - 5 pm
Saturday 17th of Ocotber 12 noon - 5 pm

Lars TCF Holdhus is a Norwegian born artist, musician and tea enthusiast. Recent exhibitions and performances include Inflected Objects #1 Abstraction, Swiss Institute, Milan, EBM(T), Listening Room and Shattered Preface, OSL Contemporary, Oslo. Holdhus' works reflect a strong sense of rhythm, seriality and melody, as well as a deep immersion in technology. In his recent works, Holdhus has been addressing tendencies in machine learning, AI and human interaction. He is also a producer of electronic music and is releasing music under the moniker TCF with a release out on Liberation Technologies and Ekster. His forthcoming records will come out on YYAA Tapes and PAN, both based in Berlin.
Martin Kohout is a Berlin-based Czech artist, publisher and tea enthusiast. He is currently working on two solo exhibitions with a project called Jokes Machines Make About Humans, a new performance with his audio project TOLE, and has recently published two new publications with his TLTRPreß.

Sandra Mujinga is a Norwegian artist currently based in Berlin, who also releases electronic music under various aliases. Mujinga’s recent exhibitions include Bomber at Gallery Loyal in Stockholm, We will push the ship(...) at Malmö Konstmueseum and the Hot Show at Gallery Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen.

Matyáš Cigler is a Czech architect with artist background currently currently doing his master degree at BAS in Bergen. His work spreads from photography installations, small public space interventions to big architecture competitions.

Holdhus and Kohout would like to thank to Nicola Moczek, Axel Grams and others at the Both Ends Burning ceramics workshop in Berlin.