«Tower Kronprinz: Second Advent» 2011
13.05 - 14.05.2011, 20:00-02:00
Program: [HERITAGE IN ACTUAL CONTEXT]
Curators: [Yulia Bardoun], [Elena Tsvetaeva]
As part of the European Night of Museums which will take place on the night of 13-14th of May 2011 the Kaliningrad Branch of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts presents the projects realized in the framework of the International programme «Tower Kronprinz: Second Advent» www.ncca-kaliningrad.ru/kronprinz-competition/eng
8 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Interactive installation “The Whale”
Marisa Jahn, Stephen Shada
New York, USA
The artists will create an object turning instruments of war (cannons, missiles, etc.) into an interactive musical instrument. The obligation for two or more people to operate the musical instrument emblemizes the agonistic nature of co-existence—war, which involves complicity or implication; and peace, which involves cooperation.
The project is realized with the support of CEC Artslink (New-York, USA), Trust for Mutual Understanding (USA)
10 p.m.–2 a.m.
Installation “IS THERE NO LONGER A MIRACULOUS IN THIS WORLD”
Within the installation the author proposes to invest the tower Kronprinz both inside and outside, by combining a quote, lights and music, in order to initiate imaginary narratives, contemplation and reflection.
The title of the project is first a reference to a biographical book written by Adriana Johanna Ader-Appels, where she discusses the future of mankind. In today's context, the phrase “IS THERE NO LONGER A MIRACULOUS IN THIS WORLD” is interesting to the artist in the sense that they deal with our modern condition, where knowledge is constantly growing, and where the imaginary, dreams and mystery, tend to disappear.
This message would resonate as a whisper in the night, an invitation for each guest to the marvelous and the unknown.
The project is realized with the support of French Institute in Saint-Petersburg (Russia)
Partner of the project: French Language and Culture Center (Kaliningrad, Russia)
Tower Kronprinz (Kaliningrad, Litovsky val 38)