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A Grain Within a Cloud of Dust

Gil Delindro

20 Jul–2 Sep 18

Movement is a central motif in Gil Delindro‘s kinetic sculptures. The artist uses predominantly natural materials, working with them to render processes of change, touch and resonance acoustically perceptible. His works for A Grain Within a Cloud of Dust relate to his research at the Algerian-Moroccan border in the Sahara, where he used performative actions and experimental field recordings to approach a landscape that is extremely dry and inhospitable: reduced, and at the same time vast.

A Grain Within a Cloud of Dust is about the particles within the whole, the individual among the mass, individuality and repetition. Through this, the works touch on existential questions negotiated on a backdrop of non-human architectures, isolated geographies in which time, movement, event and silence enter into a different relationship with one another.

Through his use of sound and musicality, Gil Delindro extends an invitation to practice a countercultural form of perception that moves beyond great world events and their far-reaching consequences. This form of perception seeks out the political by fostering a sensibility for the reality of vibrant matter, and a respect for a world in which all forms of materiality appear to be animate.

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with Chico Dub (Novas Frequências) & Carsten Seiffert (singuhr – projekte)
Aug 21, 18, 6 pm

with artist talk and performance by Gil Delindro
Sep 2, 18, 5 pm

Gil Delindro: (1-2) Cartographies, 2018, (3-5) Ebor, 2018, (6) Continuum, 2016, (7-8) Untitled, 2016

About the artist

Gil Delindro’s Website


CURATOR: Lena Johanna Reisner
TRANSLATION & PROOFREADING: Richard Pettifer, Steve Richards
TECHNICAL TEAM: Nicolás Gómez, Kerstin Podbiel

The artist and the curator wish to thank the team of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and Galerie im Turm, namely Stéphane Bauer, Sylvia Sadzinski, Hannah Ditioma Haraldsen, Theres Laux, Laura Jouston, Ferdinand Gieschke, Bernd Grützmann, Serkan Sevincli, Barbara Stopka, and the team of guards and mediators; Sascha Boldt and Chico Dub for curatorial consulting; Hugo Motta, Laura Leine and Emily Beffara for their tireless support; Brendan McGlurp, Pedro Santos, Sybille Neumeyer and Jesus for their help with transports; Adam Bassanta and Martin Kuentz for technical support; Rob Lau and Jean-Jacques Martinot for their support with the recording of Continuum; EigenArt for advisory and production in record time.

Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe: Exhibition Fund for Municipal Galleries (KoGa), Exhibition Remuneration Fund and Presentation Fund for Contemporary Visual Arts (FABiK).

With the kind support of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

The Galerie im Turm is an institution of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district authority.

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