Berlin! 07.12.2019 – It’s Dark Inside by Evelyn Bencicova & Armin Keplinger

Synthesis gallery is a space to experience pioneering artists through VR headsets. Visionaries, who understand the importance and freedom of this medium, find a space at synthesis where they are able to play within the conscientious appeal that virtual and augmented reality affords our generation. No games. No cyborgs. Simple sophistication that goes beyond the senses.

“We understand that if left to the tech industry, the future of virtual reality can easily morph into a solitary, corporatized, irrelevant experience. It does not have to be. VR is frequently mistaken as the end, not the mean, with the accent placed on the technology – at the expenses of the art. VR art is often delivered without a clear vision and curatorial framework – on the altar of the hype.

‘It’s Dark Inside’ kicks off a series of bi-annual exhibitions aimed to address these ongoing issues. We are stepping out of our comfort zone/white cube in Kopernikusstraße 14 to deliver shows with solid vision and curatorial efforts. Now, more than ever, we are taking this time as an opportunity to showcase the possibilities.

in collaboration with Arielle Esther and Joris Demnard
Bencicova and Keplinger play with inter/multidisciplinarity for ‘It’s Dark Inside’: from photography to sculptures and sound performance, all elegantly interlaced with VR.

Bencicova presents ‘Artificial Tears’: a set of 5 large scale prints intertwined with a VR artwork. ‘Artificial Tears’ aims to challenge mainstream views on photography through an immersive journey narrated by the main character as it wanders through several surreal digital landscapes – a product of its own imagination. Bencicova joins forces with Arielle Esther (sound) and Joris Demnard (VR production) to create a multi-layered experience connecting physical installation with its virtual counterpart. Keplinger presents his latest VR fatigue ‘ms-R’ along with a set of kinetic sculptures and a sound performance. ‘ms-R’ features a moon-sliced ring with zero latitude. As the ring moves slowly in circle around the participant’s view with subtle light and movements, ‘ms-R’ aims to send the viewer in a journey to black-end spaces.”

Exhibition: December 7, 1-9pm
Public reception: December 7, 6-9pm;
complimentary drinks kindly provided by Brew
Admission donation: 5€
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It’s Dark Inside | Evelyn Bencicova & Armin Keplinger

‘It’s Dark Inside’ is curated by George Vitale.

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