Tinnitus



general view of the exhibition

photo-documentation:
David Brand, Kama Sokolnicka





solo exhibition at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Curator: Christoph Tannert
3—26 Mar 2017

The exhibition was accompanied by publication
Tinnitus with the text by Alice Cannava













Tinnitus

light, glass, brass, electricity
(lighting rate: 0'3" light on, 0'3" light off); 85 x 18 x 12 cm; 2017














Interstellar

brass; floor piece; 130 x 20 x 3 cm; 2016


To Exit The Solar System This Month

brass, acrylic glass; 130 x 12 x 5 cm; 2016








Situation Is Facing Utter Atrophy

arrangement for two random chairs, wood, PVC, brass, yellow light
various dimensions; 2016









Jet lag

plaster cast of unfolded paper plane,
24 x 36 x 4 cm; 2013








Heard But Not Seen

felt; ~ 75 x 35 x 8 cm; 2017

























Resolving Ability

collage, brass, PVC
28 x 19 cm; 2012–16

Stop Looking Over Your Shoulder
No One's There (after Anika’s song)

collages on black cardboard; 120 x 80 cm; 2016
& Resolving Ability
collage, brass, PVC, 28 x 19 cm; 2012–16




Stop Looking Over Your Shoulder
No One's There (after Anika's song)

collages on black cardboard; 120 x 80 cm; 2016








California Rocket Fuel*

graphite on paper, PVC, steel
+ felt, golden thread;
various dimensions; 2016



*California rocket fuel—a medical slang term for the combined administration of mirtazapine (a NaSSA) and venlafaxine (an SNRI). This combination is usually used in the treatment of severe and/or treatment-resistant depression.






California Rocket Fuel*

graphite on paper, PVC, steel
+ felt, golden thread;
various dimensions; 2016

American Dream I & II

     photography, brass;
     50 x 50 cm; 2013





Tinnitus assembles a body of work made mainly during the residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien. New arrangements consist of simple forms and gestures, and play with the lightness and weight of forms and meanings. These recent works concern topics such as dream disorders and heartbreaks: mental states that can be individual but are, in a broader sense, social and even global. Tinnitus is a condition where temporary noise appears in the head, not related to any psychiatric condition. The side effects of this phenomenon, however, may include psychological, physical and social problems and general interference with concentration. Although only the sufferer hears the noise, it is not produced in the imagination. The most common cause of tinnitus is exposure to noise. Tinnitus has no scientifically proven treatment or cure, and affects an unknown number of people, varying considerably in intensity and type. Some experience a thumping sound in the same rhythm as their heartbeat.





general views of the exhibition (photographer: David Brand):




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