A duo exhibition with ⮨Yvon Chabrowski⮩ and ⮌Dani Ploeger⮍
9 Juni – 21 Juni 2018 | Thu, Fri 3 pm – 7 pm | Sat 3 pm – 7 pm
About the exhibition
Dani Ploeger will premier his work “The Grass Smells So Sweet”. The grass smells so sweet is a VR installation with audiovisual simulations and intimate narrations based on a series of Quora and Reddit responses to the question: ‘How does it feel to get shot in the head?’
Yvon Chabrowski will show the works TOUCHING THE IMAGES and SCREEN. TOUCHING THE IMAGES goes back to the question, how we touch images and results from thought that the image-touching itself becomes a gesture and a picture. SCREEN shows a performer life-size in the space afforded by a 40-inch monitor. Within an area of 92 x 55 cm, she touches, taps, and presses against the surface of the monitor from the inside. Her body bends and winds in the narrow space. The medial image-space is presented to the viewer as a real space. Although the screen demarcates the medium’s insuperable limit and stakes off the realm of the outside world, the image nevertheless has a profound impact on reality. (Yvon Chabrowski, 2016/17)
Yvon Chabrowski, born in East-Berlin, studied photography with Timm Rautert and Florian Ebner at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig and the École nationale supérieur des beaux-arts Lyon. She graduated from Peter Piller`s Meisterklasse.
Her work deals with the visual formulas of contemporary media, which she decontextualizes, making them graspable by creating a reflexive distance. Her video installations thus create awareness for the grammar and manipulation strategies of omnipresent media images.
Dani Ploeger combines performance, video, programming and hacking to investigate and subvert the spectacles of techno-consumer culture. Among others, he has worked with traditional metal workers in the old city of Cairo to encase tablet computers in plate steel, attended firearms training in Poland to shoot an iPad with an AK47, made a VR installation while embedded with frontline troops in the Donbass War, and travelled to dump sites in Nigeria to collect electronic waste originating from Europe. He holds a PhD from the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex and is currently a Research Fellow at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. He works from his studio in Vlissingen on the Dutch seaside.