November 1. Daydreamers. Encounter with Stephen Kent and Elisa Rusca
Friday, November 1st, 20:00
Encounter with Stephen Kent and Elisa Rusca
This first Daydreamers Night is the official launch of LOCATION III and a gathering of all the 51 living, international artists involved so far in the ongoing Daydreamers project, which was initiated in 2017 by Stephen Kent and Elisa Rusca.
Daydreamers is both an online platform and a series of off-line interventions aiming to unearth the possibilities of semantic correlations between different spaces and the objects shown within them. Once a year, a location is chosen to be parasitized by the works of 15-20 artists. The action takes places over a short stay, during which the artworks are placed and photographed using the visual paradigm of online rental apartments platforms’ advertising shots. Every new location feeds the daydreamers’ website virtual catalogues.
Three different spaces coexist: the locations’ rooms; their digital representations; the online apparatus hosting the website. If we start to consider the simultaneity of these three universes, the semantic status of the objects placed in them becomes ambiguous, interrogating the value of the artwork and its relation with the space where it is perceived. While addressing these and other questions, this event is an offline informal encounter presenting the globality of the Daydreamers project and its possible future blossoming.
LOCATION III artists:
Heba Y. Amin, Maxim Brandt, Sol Calero, Sigrid Espelien, Jake Kent, Christopher Kline, Oliver Laric, Milda Lambertaité and Amelia Prazak, Erica Mahinay, Marta Margnetti, Malgorzata Mirga-Tas, Anders Ruhwald, Lorenzo Sandoval, Chi-Tsung Wu.
Previous locations’ artists:
Mads Andreassen, Patrick Armstrong, Martin Backes, Ben&Sebastian, Veronica Brovall, Pavel Büchler, Slawomir Elsner, Sophie Erlund, Wojciech Fangor, Ektor Garcia, Jon P. Geiger, Mia Goyette, Daniel Hauptmann, Anders Holen, Nadira Husain, GM Keaton, Maja Kitajewska, Maximilian Kirmse, James Krone, Lindsay Lawson, Josep Maynou, Ryan McLaughlin, Nicholas Norris, Andrew Thomas Parry, Anna Margrethe Pedersen, Margherita Pevere, Bernhard Rappold, Luka Rayski, Jim Ricks, Muhannad Shono, Paul DD Smith / Agnes Scherer, Camilla Steinum, Elisa Storelli, Aiko Tezuka, Ulrich Vogl, Stephen Wilks.
Stephen Kent is an American artist based in Berlin. He is represented by Philipp Haverkampf Galerie.
Ph.D candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London, Elisa Rusca is a writer and curator.
Photos by Benjamin Busch