—THE NERVOUS SYSTEM—
—ART CENTER TESTLAB BERLINSPONSORED BY GRAPHIC DESIGN, INTERACTIVE DESIGN, H.M.C.T, (THE HOFFMITZ MILKEN CENTER FOR TYPOGRAPHY) AND FABLAB BERLINLOS ANGELES, BERLIN, FALL 2017—
—STUDIO LED BY CARO TRIGO AND JENNY RODENHOUSEHUMANITIES: MICHAEL SANS—
— EX-NIHILI, by Michelle Gong.
—SMILE! by Jing Qiao,smiling at strangers for 1 hr.
—TEMPORAL MATTER, by Robert Valle
With work by:
Matt AdamsMichelle GongRicardo Imperial Jr.Hanna YiYangyi TaiRobert ValleJing Qiao
The Nervous System
The project mobilizes The Nervous System as a relational, aesthetic and political concept. We envision The Nervous System as Baudelaire’s Flâneur: a shape-shifting mediation. We think of The Nervous System as a set of transient edges, impulses and withdrawals that shape a particular body, sociality or interdependency. We work in real-time, where instant contact is instant displacement, where being here is being elsewhere. We expose ourselves to the local and the foreign; to what composes and decomposes our sense of self. As a project, the Nervous System is an invitation to become somebody else (not necessarily human).—Text by Carolina Trigo2017
— FIND THE BEAR by Hanna Yi
— DREAM HAUS by Ricardo Imperial
— FORGOTTEN CARGO by Ricardo Imperial
— THE HYDRASTICK by Michelle Gong
— GOOGLE BEATBOX by Yangyi Tai
— SMELLS OF BERLIN by Yangyi Tai
—THE NERVOUS SYSTEM Exhibitionat Prenzlauer Studio, Kunst-Kollektiv,Berlin
—MEIN SCHLEIMby Michelle Gong
—DREAM HAUSby Ricardo Imperial
—FORGOTTEN CARGOby Ricardo Imperial
—SMOKINGby Matt Adams
—LIST of WORKSIN HER VEINby Scarlett WangA film inspired by the life and loves of Alma Mahler.
LENGUAGE CORPORALby Ximena AmayaPerformances on prosthetics and immigration, inspired by Oskar Schlemmer.IN COLORby Johnathan Huang Portraying color as undefinable transformability, inspired by Johannes Itten.YOT TOY KITby Chen HuA modular, zero-waste toy kit inspired by Alma Siedhoff.
—ERASUREby Maxwell FongPhoto essay on the importance of arts education then and now. LIGHT MASKSby Casey KnappLight masks inspired by Oskar Schlemmer and Merleau-Ponty.SEWING DIALOGUESby Susanna SuhPerformative dialogues inspired by the accidental and Anni Albers.LÄDDERby Zixi ShenSculpture. On female students, gender, Ikea and power dynamics.
—PERFORMATIVE TRANSLATIONSby Yuedi LyuStreet interventions inspired by Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet.DOT FOR A WALKby March ValenzuelaPublic interventions in Berlin and L.A. inspired by Paul Klee. MUSEUM OF USELESS OBJECTSby Xiaodan Liu Objects exploring function as relation and memory.NATURE IS FINITEby Levina LasmanaA guide to rethinking waste and everyday materials inspired by circular economies.
—HAUS & HEIMATby Tianqing LiInstallation on architecture and the home inspired by the Hansaviertel district in Berlin.UNIVERSAL TECHNOLOGYby Heena ChungA study on Bauhaus’ and Google’s notion of the “universal.”NEW RULES FOR LIVINGby Andrew BernardMessaging between commerce and art, inspired by László Moholy-Nagy, Ehrlich and Loew.