I'd rather be in a dark silence than - Exhibition by Ania Catherine & Dejha Ti

By Appointment Only: I’d rather be in a dark silence than

When

Dec 4th 2020 13:00 –
Dec 11th 2020 18:00

Where

Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park
360 XR Room

I’d rather be in a dark silence than
by Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti

from the Factory Berlin x Sónar+D Artist in Residence program supported by Beats by Dr. Dre.

LA-based artist duo Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti present I’d rather be in a dark silence than (2020), a multimedia interpretation of their signal blocking trench coat of the same name. Created in collaboration with fashion designer Barbara Sanchez-Kane, the coat merges conceptual art, fashion, and function. Devices and radio-frequency identification sealed in the dark pockets are unable to be reached, tracked, traced, hacked, nor monitored.

For this exhibition, Ti and Catherine collaborated with fellow artists-in-residence and Berlin-based artists to translate the coat into other outputs, culminating in an environmental tapestry around the state of privacy. They worked with Evelyn Bencicova on a photography series, and created a short film with Mishka Kornai. An AR filter by Aaron Jablonski is discoverable in the space, which is also used in the film. These works demonstrate the coat’s capability to withdraw the wearer’s identity. The exhibition score includes pieces and a combination of music by Amon Tobin, Tony Cruise, with words written/performed by Cruise entitled Privacy is Fake Now.

Please note, this event is by invitation only. Guests are able to access the exhibition between 13:00 and 18:00 on 4th - 11th December. Book your appointment via Calendly.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions masks must be worn at all times in the Factory Berlin building, and guests will be admitted into the exhibition space 2 at a time.

I’d rather be in a dark silence than
by Dejha Ti and Ania Catherine (operator.la)

Fashion: Barbara Sanchez-Kane
Still photography: Evelyn Bencicova
Film: Ania Catherine, Dejha Ti, Mishka Kornai
AR: Aaron Jablonski
Performance (film): Daniela Dominique
Performance (stills): Ania Catherine, Dejha Ti
Music: Amon Tobin, Tony Cruise
Words and voice: Tony Cruise
Special Thanks: Sandira Blas, Oscar Lindahl, Catherine Bischoff, Factory Berlin, Sonar+D, Beats by Dr. Dre, Museum of Contemporary Digital Art

By Appointment Only is a series of exhibitions, shows and events from the 10 artists, creatives and collectives of Factory Berlin x Sónar+D's second Artist in Residence program supported by Beats by Dr. Dre. Events from December 2020 to March 2021.

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Dejha Ti and Ania Catherine, “the two critical contemporary voices on digital art’s international stages” (Clot Magazine) and “LGBT power couple” (Flaunt), are an LA-based experiential artist duo whose practice merges environments, performance, and technology.

Rooted in the understanding that immersion is not only a physical state, but also an emotional and psychological one, their approach employs nuance within scale, focused on producing a feeling instead of a spectacle. Both conceptual artists, their expertise collide—Ti’s extensive background in immersive art and human-computer interaction, and Catherine a recognized choreographer, performance artist and gender scholar.

Their seminal work, ‘On View,’ commissioned by the SCAD Museum of Art, won the 2020 ADC Awards for Experiential Design and is shortlisted for the 2020 Lumen Prize for Art and Technology. They’ve been commissioned by A/D/O, Trauma Bar und Kino, Adidas, Art Basel Hong Kong, Amon Tobin, Sofitel, and invited to speak internationally at Christie’s Art+Tech Mixed Reality Summit, MUTEK, Future of Experiential Technology, CADAF, and Tech Open Air.

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