SIGNAL is proud to present “Late Checkout (Electric Forest)”, Anna K.E. and Florian Meisenberg’s first collaborative exhibition in New York City.
K.E. and Meisenberg have created a new site-specific installation deriving from their initial collaborative project “Late Checkout”, a series of videos captured in different transitional locations in NYC. The show will also serve as an intro to their future project “Electric Forest”.
“Soundless and sealed surroundings create an ideal stage for the silent choreography in-between alienated creatures.
A neutered panoramic presence of suspended ungraspable horizon
– pictures potential. An abstraction of inter-change and coeval emotions.
Undefined privacy of altering consciousness:
corresponding the Electric Forest.
In-between the timezones of now and today – in the moment of Late Checkout.”
October 21st – November 20th, 2016
Join us for the opening reception: October 21st, 7-10pm
Writer Tim Bullamore is working on a longer version that will be published in The Times soon – hopefully once again using one of our photographs!
Die Zündfunk-Sendung über George Spencer-Brown ist jetzt wieder online:
Script: “Gesetze für alles – Gesetze für nichts. Ein Anruf bei George Spencer-Brown, dem Erfinder der Laws of Form” (BR, Zündfunk Generator 29.09.2013)
> Earlier this afternoon I received a telephone call from Market Lavington
> Care Home to tell me that George Spencer-Brown passed away peacefully at
> 16.05 yesterday afternoon, 25th August 2016.
> It was his wish to be buried at Brookwood cemetery in unconsecrated ground,
> near Charles Bradlaugh, one of his heroes. I will do what I can to ensure
> this wish is met.
> I will be in contact again in a few days when I have spoken further with the
> nursing home and social services.
> With best wishes to all,
09/06/16 – 29/07/16
ERÖFFNUNG DONNERSTAG, 09/06/16, 19H
TANJA POL GALERIE
LUDWIGSTRASSE 7, 80539 MÜNCHEN
I’m sure you are also following with horror the rightwards drift and anti-EU sentiment brewing across Europe. The Dutch referendum should be the final wake-up call, alerting people to the real risk of the UK’s EU referendum resulting in a victory for Leave.
The official ‘Remain’ campaign feels lame and is lacking in passion. It also lacks an active drive to get voters registered – and with the deadline already falling two weeks before the referendum, this should be an urgent priority.
I want to get involved and actively campaign. In particular, I want to work towards maximizing turnout among younger voters by focusing on the first, crucial step: voter registration – the deadline for which is June 7! So anyone who hasn’t registered before this date has no chance of having a say, no matter how strongly they feel about the issue. So the really crucial date is June 7. Everyone’s grannies registered their vote long ago, but students no longer get automatically registered by their unis. This is because of a new law brought in by the Conservatives that makes it possible for them to disenfranchise up to 800,000 students, who as a group tend to move around a lot more and so drop off the voter register easily. I feel that we have reached a critical moment that could prove to be a turning point for Europe as we know and enjoy it – one that might result in a cascade of problematic consequences and political fall-out. Firstly, the weakening of the EU is a goal being actively pursued by strongmen like Vladimir Putin and European parties on the far-right. Brexit could effectively spell the end of the EU. It’s a flawed and problematic institution, but on the whole it stands for a democratic worldview, human rights and favours cooperation over confrontation.
It could prove to be a one-in-a-generation moment. Can you imagine the years of renegotiations for undoing treaties, and all the negativity that would surround that.
Over the past few weeks, my assistants at my London and Berlin studios and Between Bridges have been working with me on these texts and designs. Please download here a PDF (15 mb) of 25 ready-to-print posters which my studio and myself wrote and designed over the last few weeks. They are best in A3 but also work of course in A4. Just take the PDF to any copy shop and ask for A3 size colour laser prints. I noticed the images spread fast on social media but then don’t stick around. Please help make the campaign have a lasting presence by making prints and physically sticking them up. I consider them open-source, you can take my name tag off if more appropriate.
Let’s hope for the best – but hope may not be enough.
“I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I’m with isn’t it, and what’s it seems weird and scary to me.”
Florian Meisenberg has generated a self-portrait from personal digital data that can be viewed online at the SCHIRN homepage. It consists of a GPS-tracked motion and communication profile of the artist and his personal image material. All of the data are rendered graphically according to a specific algorithm. Viewers can follow Meisenberg via a timeline and track where he is, when he makes an online purchase, how often he uses Google or writes a WhatsApp message, and what pictures he takes. What develops is an intimate contemporary self-portrait of the artist.