Karen Stuke @ kronenboden
TOUCHÉ by Ute Lindner and Patrick Huber
TOPFSCHLAGZEUG & SEQUENZER by Stan Pete
ERSATZ – ORIGINALE by Billy Cowie
WITHOUT by Marta Michalowska

Contact

Karen Stuke

Schwedenstraße 16
13357 Berlin

+49 (0)152 09 42 51 00
info[at]kronenboden.de
www.kronenboden.de

About us

Named after the German theater term for the attic above the audience, the project space is run by the pinhole and theatre photographer Karen Stuke and focuses primarily on the intersections between visual and performing arts. Besides regular exhibitions featuring photography and painting, Kronenboden also hosts readings, classical concerts with leading international musicians and similar events.

Event for the Koloniewedding

11.02. - 25.02.2024 CINCO RETRATOS

‘Cinco Retratos’ [Five Portraits] is a twenty-two minute black and white looping installation made by Gabriela Alcofra and Billy Cowie, completed in 2023. It investigates the possibility of shared territory between fine art portraiture, early film and dance. Each of the portraits uses a single projected photograph superimposed on the face of Gabriela, magically transforming her into five distinct characters. Her micro-choreographed facial movements produce a variety of effects as the projected and real features move in and out of sync with each other. When aligned the composite images appear almost normal but when misaligned take on extreme distortions reminiscent of Francis Bacon portraits and Cubist imagery. The sequences explore ideas of feminine beauty, emotional expression through facial movement, and the concept of perception flipping (where the brain jumps back and forth between two interpretations of an image as happens often in optical illusions).

Past events

28.04. - 30.04.2023 touché

 

Ute Lindner and Patrick Huber.

touché is linked by the proximity in terms of location and content of the operators of both exhibition venues, which have been showing international art side by side for 15 years. The theme of touch is taken up in two ways: On the one hand, through the exchange between each other and, on the other hand, through the technique that connects the exhibits, for they are photograms in the extended sense.

Kronenboden shows Ute Lindner’s long-term exposures of museum walls on which paintings have left their shadows over 30 years. These are combined with Patrick Huber’s shamelessly impudent photograms of lingerie on granny’s damask fabrics using the cyanotype process. The used fabrics, of which one’s own dreams are symbolically made, are humorously reinterpreted here.

COPYRIGHTberlin shows Karen Stuke’s “Handygramme” from the 1990s, in which the light of the displays exposed the photographic paper. They are complemented by works from the lockdown period, the “Italogrammes” from the series Finding Italy in My Kitchen, an attempt to escape the prescribed prison via the kitchen.

29.09. - 01.10.2023 MYKOPIA

28.01. - 11.02.2024 CINCO RETRATOS by Gabriela Alcofra and Billy Cowie

28.1. - 25.2.2024

‘Cinco Retratos’ [Five Portraits] is a twenty-two minute black and white looping installation made by Gabriela Alcofra and Billy Cowie, completed in 2023. It investigates the possibility of shared territory between fine art portraiture, early film and dance.

This presentation at Kronenboden will be the world premiere of the complete work.

28.10.2023 MOTION – Ensemble Cooperativa

Samstag, 28. Oktober, 20 Uhr