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Lighting Guerilla @Alkatraz: RaumZeitPiraten – About the Impossibility of Borders

23 May 2019 > 15 June 2019 Kindly invited to the opening of "About the Impossibility of Borders" exhibition by RaumZeitPiraten art collective, on Thursday, 23th May, at 9.30 pm, at Alkatraz Gallery, ACC Metelkova. Exhibition is a part of 13th International Festival of Lights Lightning Guerilla.

This year’s focus of the festival is on exploration and comprehension of different aspects of borders, be those physical, optical, social, psychologic or purely spiritual, borders that both divide and connect. We will thus put on display works that explore the boundaries between the public and the private, between past and present etc … works that examine the limits of human perception and imagination and thus offer a deliberation on this phenomenon which is attracting lots of attention due to current events in the world.

One of the Festivals' stations is Alkatraz Gallery, where RaumZeitPiraten - German art collective, will present a solo exhibition.  RaumZeitPiraten is a collective of German artists who create characteristic »techno« light installations, mobile and kinetic DIY sculptures made from repurposed opto-acoustic devices.  The collective this time occupies the whole gallery presenting a project that stems from the historical concept of the so-called Expanded Cinema from the 70’s. This, unlike classical movie production, combines movies with other technological means such as video, special effects, holograms … RaumZeitPiraten are presenting an ironic paraphrase of the Expanded Cinema: the viewer, immersed in a visually saturated space conglomerate turns into an active participant of this meta-narrative and multi-sensorial ’cinematic’ story.

At the opening of the exhibition, there will be a repeat of analogue screenings in front of the Alkatraz Gallery called Overhead  - project by students of High School of Design and Photography. These are analogue improvisations using overhead projectors where the attendees will demonstrate their creative skills in creating live visual narratives.

RAUMZEITPIRATEN is an audio-visual, time and space changing art collective that consists of Tobias Daemgen, Jan Ehlen and Moritz Ellerich. They have been working together since 2007 under this name that hints at the inspirational Einstein’s concept of the four-dimensional Raumzeit (space-time), while as pirates they feel the need to freely play with these concepts outside the traditional frameworks of production.

Opening hours during the exhibition: Monday– Thursday: 2 – 10 pm; Friday: 3 – 11 pm, Saturday (Museums on a Summer Night), 15th June: 6 pm - Midnight.

Strip Core/Forum Ljubljana & High School of Design and Photography (screenings).
Coproduction: Alkatraz Gallery/KUD Mreža

Photo by: DK.