July 9, 2019, 7 pm
Show and Tell #2
CAVE ECHOES by Stella von Rohden and Sascha Kregel
Organized by Miriam Bettin
Under the title CAVE ECHOES, Stella von Rohden and Sascha Kregel present a new, process-oriented work in the studio space of the Kölnischer Kunstverein.
In their artistic practices, they share an interest in becoming, especially the genesis of image and sound. The point of reference of the work shown here are the Metamorphoses of Ovid, in which the poet tells the story of the emergence of the world out of chaos through mythological stories of transformation. Based on the measure of the hexameter, sound fragments were created with synthesizers that, when mixed live, dissolve in a flat structure. The video images show the Prometheus Cave in Georgia, a scene of the Metamorphoses. Opposite is the goddess Athena. The figures quoted are Narcissus and Echó: Echó, who withers away from unrequited love for Narcissus until she is nothing but a voice. Narcissus, on the other hand, falls in love with his own reflection and is punished by Nemesis, the goddess of revenge.
What wave is, he considers body.
Stella von Rohden (* 1987 in Bremen) lives and works in Cologne. After studying Fine Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade, she graduated at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig with Frances Scholz in 2018. Her work has recently been shown in a solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bellamartha in Grafrat (2018) as well as in group presentations at the Städtische Galerie in Hanover (2018), the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2017) and at Shoot the Lobster in New York (2017).
Sascha Kregel (* 1989 in Halle / Saale) lives and works in Cologne. In 2018 he graduated from the College of Fine Arts in Braunschweig. His works were shown in group exhibitions in the gallery Dechanatstraße Bremen (2018), at the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2017), at Shoot the Lobster in New York (2017) and at the Museum of Photography in Braunschweig (2016), among others.
Both artists are current fellows of the studio program at the Kölnischer Kunstverein.