The Koppel Project is pleased to present Natur Blick, curated by Augustine Carr and Paula Zambrano, which brings together the work of ten contemporary artists who investigate the concept of ‘scanning’. The works included vary from photography to installation, video to performance, and sculpture as well as accompanying texts by Chantal Faust and Daniel C. Blight. The exhibition invites us to engage with the complexities of scanning understood as a creative method, a way of representation, a mode of research, and as an encounter with contemporary art.
Natur Blick, which roughly translates to the ‘nature of looking’ is derived from Goethe’s quote, “Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.” It explores various interpretations of a ‘scan’. Furthermore, it invites us to first consider scanning as a way to absorb what we see around us, and then to dwell on the thoughts and perceptions that capture us, on the ideas and feelings that, inversely, scan us. Natur Blick therefore takes place in both the physical and experiential worlds.
Hand & Lock were approached by curator and artist Augustine Carr to help him produce a piece for the exhibition. Embroidered on an Irish Machine, the work recreated an abstract crayon drawing in textile and thread and took close to 500 hours to produce. This is one of the largest examples of Irish Machine embroidery Hand & Lock have ever produced; Production Assistant Alice Murrell said “This was a complex and interesting project. It was difficult because we had to scale up from a such a small image but so rewarding to see the overall finished piece”.
Alongside this exhibition, The Koppel Project Hive will host two performances by the LUNATRAKTORS featuring Carli Jefferson & Clair Le Couteur. With a combination of percussion and vocals, the LUNATRAKTORS explore how the word ‘scan’ can be used to describe the rhythm or structure of verse, by tapping the foot.
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