What Urban Spirits can we find and invoke in our modern cityscapes?
And can we use them as inspiration for art and/or create new meaning with it?
Psychogeography is an exploration of urban environments that emphasizes playfulness and "drifting".
Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as "the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals."
What will go BOOM?
Berlin is a “boomtown”, a hot spot of the art world, and Neukölln has for years been a key location for experimentation, artistic research, and unconventional presentation. The word “boom” sounds first and foremost positive. It describes an upswing and the interest in something that because of it is suddenly sought after.
For 48 hours Neukölln 2020 the team of Studio Baustelle will present a group exhibition which will use ‘Psychogeography’ to create Artworks, which relate to the city Berlin.
On Sunday the 21th of June at 14:30-15:30 we will livestream our exhibition at Studio Baustelle.
Urban Spirits BOOM Online ID:26773891
Annsofie's work revolves mainly around expressive semi-abstract art, mostly paintings, and she often takes inspiration from the hypnagogic state of mind.
Annsofie Jonsson is presenting a series of layered collage paintings made on raw canvas with acrylic paint where she explores the intricate layers and repetitive patterns found in human life in the cityscape, drawing inspiration from the new reality and isolation.
Janin Walter is a German artist who works with media painting, photography, and performance. She has been researching spaces
in her artistic practice since 2009.
Her current work is less about external spaces than internal processes and ideas that are created by the spaces in which she resides. The artist uses meditation to penetrate her intuition in the purest way. Immediately after each meditation, still, in a state between sleep and wakefulness and where theta brain waves are active, Janin Walter paints.
For 48 hours Neukölln Janin Walter will present paintings, which will show the emotional effect of different spaces in Berlin. She has chosen one location in Neukölln and one in Prenzlauer Berg to express the emotions those spaces are evoking in her. Several Paintings came into existence.
Berlin-based artist Marija Brasnic is exploring the possibilities of the unconscious mind through her experimental practices in art. She
is developing her visual language by combining intaglio printmaking techniques with digital media.
In her print series “Unseen marks” Marija is using fragments of anonymous handwriting from different places around the city. She is exploring the blurry border between drawing and handwriting and how they interfere with each other and the space around them.