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G.A.S-station Berlin since 2008 is directed by Elisa Asenbaum and Thomas Maximilian Stuck.

The concept of G.A.S-station is a research project on the development and exploitation of artistic and scientific aspects and also a platform to develop and test new forms of art presentation, mediation and publication. The projects we initiate annually are designed on specific topics as well as cross-divisional. We're glad about the lovely interest to our projects and events and hoping to initiate with our art project intentions futher more discussions also beyond art.

More than 330 international artist out of painting, graphics, photography, music, literature, dance, installation, video- and objectarts, design as well as scientifics and writers, lectures, readings, accompanying texts, publications have been contributed to the international and topic centered exhibition - projects like:

eMOTION (2008-2009)
CHAOS (2009-2010)
THING (2010-2011)
NO TIME. (2011-2012)
NOTHING. Nothing is more beautiful! (2012-2013)
The Perfectness and th Defect. (2013-2014)
Augustina träumt - in progressius (2014-2016)

The 8th international, interdisciplinary and topic centered exhibition project of G.A.S-station
started on September 14, 2017

Reflection and Appearance, a Relation-Position Project 2018
(Schein und Spiegelung, ein Relationspositionsprojekt)
Positiones in art, science and literature.

Start to the second round:
November 24th 2017, 7 pm
Exhibition: 28.11.-5.12.2017, Tu-Fr 2-6 pm

We cordially invite you to observe the growing process of the first round to Reflection and Appearance, a Relation-Position Project. We especially welcome artists, scientists and writers/literati to participate and submit their works and ideas for the second round beginning on November 24th.

Download submittal form as pdf
Download word doc form as word.rtf
(please send in the two filled out submittal forms, pdf form (via mail as hard copy) and the word.doc (via e-mail), otherwise we can not accept your application)

“The whole is not more than the sum of its parts, but something different!”

The relation-position project refers to this thesis and with its corresponding theme of appearance and reflection attempts to visualise the connection between relative references and their possibilities of interpretation via its organically growing development process.

The word Schein (appearance, but also shine) alone is ambiguous, it can be conceived as glowing or aura of light, but also as deceit, imposture, ostensibly presenting something which at closer inspection turns out to be insubstantial. Illusion and deception are not only used persuasively in the animal kingdom, but also are common practice especially in our fast-paced culture of oversupply where they find easy prey.

Reflections have fascinated humankind since time immemorial. The subject matter here fans out, just to name a few facets of meaning: biopsychologically, recognition in a mirror image is interpreted as a sign of self-awareness; in physics, the mirror surface is a reflector of light; mirroring can also be conceived as a means of reflection and cognition, or as a projection of self; watching oneself in the mirror, one becomes observer and observed object at the same time; the mirror or smartphone often serves to sate the indefatigable narcissist’s thirst; looking into the mirror, one sees the things that lying behind oneself, thus making it a glimpse of the past.

Reflection

I see
what I know
I recognise
what’s known
I remember
what’s named

I conclude –
Oh substance!
I am speechless
when there are no words
Uncompassed composed
in experience.

Appearance

Appears rich
How easy!
Appears elevated
How far above!
Appears ingenious
without mother’s mark.

Shining brightly, the light
without weight
effortlessly far and near
there and here
the shine grants me a glance
I say!

Poem: E. Asenbaum

In our 8th international, inter-disciplinary exhibition project we want to invite contributors from the fields of art, science and literature to expand this scope of topics within a growing process over a duration of about one year.

A literary sculpture provides the initial impulse. The poem engraved in the language sculpture’s translucent plates, its shadows and reflections allow for multiple interpretations and offer many starting points on the topic Schein und Spiegelung. This inertial impulse’s translucent quality prompts the contributors to take up position and create a new, independent work.

If you're interested to contribute in the exhibition project please contact us.

We're looking forward to receiving your suggestions and proposals!

Yours,
the G.A.S-station-Team
Elisa Asenbaum&Thomas Maximilian Stuck

Berlin: Thomas STUCK, Fon: 030 221 609 312 Mov: 0160 995 78 158
mail: info@2gas-station.net

Vienna: Elisa ASENBAUM, Fon: 0043 1 533 56 77
mail: elisa@2gas-station.net

Reflection and Appearance, a Relation-Position Project 2017/18
Positiones in art, science and literature.

Download submittal form as pdf
Download word doc form as word.rtf
(please send in the two filled out submittal forms, pdf form (via mail as hard copy) and the word.doc (via e-mail), otherwise we can not accept your application)

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