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Solo show: Mariana Vassileva - SPEEDFORMEL (over)

25 May 2007 until 30 June 2007
  Mariana Vassileva - SPEEDFORMEL DNA

Auguststr. 20
10117 Berlin
Germany (city map)

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: 25.05. - 30.06.2007
Opening on the 24th May 2007, 7 p.m.

Speed is calculated by dividing way by time. From the outset, the artist Mariana Vassileva extended this formula by her subjective dimension. Which kind of speed does our longing attain? How do you calculate the integral of a lost center? And what torque does someone have to bear, who has to circulate around himself seven times?

Of course the Bulgarian artist Mariana Vassileva doesn’t know the answers. But she asks herself – in her video works, drawings, installations and sculptures – these and similar questions.

After group exhibitions at the beginning of the year in São Paulo and Bremen, as well as her participation in the Bienal del Fin del Mundo in Ushuaia, she presents in Berlin her third solo exhibition. “Much or little, slow or fast, that’s really relative. We yearn for speed and also for rest. In this, we often turn as if around ourselves, and sometimes we get lost to ourselves in this constant haste. There is a huge yearning for fulfillment, though. But we hardly have the time or patience anymore to await and then accept it.”

Her third solo exhibition features an installation, in which coarsely cut parts of disused car wrecks connect to poetically formed bronze figures.

In her latest video work “TANGO” (PAL, 00:45 minutes) a woman turns in the luxurious rhythm of the music. Alone, and she doesn’t dance, she rolls. Thus, vertical and horizontal position change. The romantic summer meadow seems to become a site of crime while the bandoneon plays as if everything was alright.

Thea Herold

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