Bücher.leben
KUNST, LITERATUR, PERFORMANCE
23 September 2017, 19:30
Gerberei Museum
Hasenpatt 4, 32130 Enger

 

Hoffnung - Foto-Wanderausstellung
18 February - 21 April 2017
Haus am See
Familien-und Stadtteilzentrum
Stargardtstr.9
13407 Berlin

Artist in Residence
Emergency Refugee Centre // Notunterkunft in Berlin-Reinickendorf SIN e.V. 
July –  December 2016
Seit Februar 2015 ist der SIN e.V. in der Berliner Flüchtlingsarbeit aktiv und betreibt im Auftrag des Landesamtes für Gesundheit und Soziales Berlin eine Notunterkunft mit rund 360 Geflüchteten aus Kriegs- und Krisengebieten der Welt.

 

[2015] The LFTT Library Translation Tour, Residency on Wheels, July, Germany/Switzerland/Italy

 

Emergency Kit for Neuroskeptics started as an authentic laboratory box filled with cross-sections of modern poetry encased in chemistry slides that is intended to alleviate anxiety and distress through interacting with random, individual pieces of fragmented poetry. Aga collaborates with Sean Erickson on audio-visual neural stimulations in the form of screenings, readings, performances, collages and object making. The starting point for their applied neuro-exploration into human nature are fragmented poetry slides.

Neurologists all over the world use state of the art technology, including MRI and fMRI imaging,  to understand how the brain functions. Breakthrough discoveries enable us not only to cure diseases but also carry a promise of expanding our understanding of human existence. Do we really need to know which neurons tick when we have an emotional response to an event, occurrence, an image, words…? 

Emerging view

Personal stories that lie behind the research are explored in mixed-media drawings and aa digital projection. Individual slides are a visual response to the questionnaires filled in by the scientists responding to both scientific and personal questions. In addition the irregular time pattern between the individual stills suggests freezing, the process that may be experienced by some Parkinson’s patients. My work therefore also stresses the important phenomena that the lab investigates.

Screenprint on glass
13.5 × 42 × 30 cm

Born and raised in Stargard, Poland, Aga Tamiola is a multimedia artist living and working in Berlin.  Her geographical and linguistic misplacement led her to focus on a visual reflection on the aspects of loss, identity and belonging in the context of globalisation and new technologies. Aga’s nomadic approach to explore mutability of matter manifests itself in sculptural assemblages fusing materials and processes. 

The series Vanishing Voices was the beginning of material exploration for Aga. While observing stages of dying languages, she developed an audio-visual language to depict the linguistic processes involved. She applied a variety of materials spanning from textile, plaster and plastic to metal and glass. At this stage she discovered the human body from a sculptural perspective, which coincided with an awareness of the sculptural qualities of sound waves. This led to the human voice coming to the forefront of her installations, sound pieces and performances.

A very important part of Aga’s practice is collaboration. She looks for spaces to explore her own ideas in dialogue and experiments with others. In 2013, she co-founded the sonic arts collective Random Order. In 2014, she started questioning the breakthrough discoveries of neuroscience through sonic storytelling, performances, screenings and object making in the audio-visual project Emergency Kit for Neuroskeptics. Moreover, in 2014 Aga founded Artists Against FGM, the first in the UK artist led body to actively engage with FGM through art and social engagement.

 

VANISHING VOICES

Just as we are beginning to understand the world, the biosphere we live in, as a web of life, an ecosystem, on which our physical survival depends, so should we understand that our intellectual and linguistic diversity also forms a system necessary to our survival as human beings.
M. Krauss

In the series Vanishing Voices, Aga reflected on the relationship between thought, language, geography and culture by conducting a series of nonfigurative experiments highlighting similarities and differences among the languages of the Arctic Circle. This multimedia series was the beginning of material exploration for Aga. While observing stages of dying languages, she developed an audio-visual language to depict the linguistic processes involved. She applied a variety of materials spanning from textile, plaster and plastic to metal and glass. At this stage she discovered the human body from a sculptural perspective, which coincided with an awareness of the sculptural qualities of sound waves. 

In her most recent series, Vanishing Voices, Aga reflected on the relationship between thought, language, geography and culture by conducting a series of nonfigurative experiments highlighting similarities and differences among the languages of the Arctic Circle.

This multimedia series was the beginning of material exploration for Aga. While observing stages of dying languages, she developed an audio-visual language to depict the linguistic processes involved. She applied a variety of materials spanning from textile, plaster and plastic to metal and glass. At this stage she discovered the human body from a sculptural perspective, which coincided with an awareness of the sculptural qualities of sound waves. This led to the human voice coming to the forefront of her installations, sound pieces and performances.

Concept and Ideas Development 
Refugee Class for Professionals in Arts and Design
Universität der Kunste, Berlin
Module 2: 8 April 2016
Module 1: 2 March 2016

Artist in Residence
Emergency Refugee Centre // Notunterkunft in Berlin-Reinickendorf SIN e.V. 
July –  December 2016
Seit Februar 2015 ist der SIN e.V. in der Berliner Flüchtlingsarbeit aktiv und betreibt im Auftrag des Landesamtes für Gesundheit und Soziales Berlin eine Notunterkunft mit rund 360 Geflüchteten aus Kriegs- und Krisengebieten der Welt.

Hoffnung
1 October 2016 - 13 Januar 2017
LESELUST
Buchhandlung & Galerie/Café 
Waidmannsluster Damm 181
13469 Berlin


Emergency Kit for Neuroskeptics
English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge, UK
17-31 October

Schloss Wartin Summer Salon
Midsummer's Days and Nights
19-21 June 2015, Brandenburg, Germany
The LFTT Library Translation Tour

Civic Matter: Infrastructure as Politic
CRASSH: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Cambridge
11 May 2015

AXIS MUNDI
FELLINI Gallery, Mittenwalder Str. 6, Berlin
16 April - 16 June 2015

Intermedia Workshop
A Story Within and Beyond
University of Texas, Austin
March - April 201

Ethnographic Terminalia 2014 – Bureau of Memories: Archives and Ephemera
A Story Within and Beyond
Hierarchy Gallery, Washington, D.C. 
3-7 December 2014

The BRAIN
Incremental Steps
16th international art-sci juried exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. 
New York Hall of Science, New York City
11 October 2014 - 29 March 2015

Spirituality, Culture, Myth, Art and Nature
Vanishing Voices – Talk and Workshop
UNESCO UK MAB (Man and the Biosphere) Urban Forum
Balaji Temple Conference Centre, Sandwell
25-26 October 2014

Scale Factor
Fishers of Words
LFTT Library
The Guesthouse, Cork
16-30 September 2014

AGA TAMIOLA
e: agatamiola@gmail.com
t: +44(0)75.83.23.13.29
w: www.agatamiola.com