28.06.2019 – 15.09.2019
What does reality mean after the digital revolution? Florian Meisenberg (1980 in Berlin, Germany) and Anna K.E. (1986 in Tbilisi, Georgia) are pursuing this burning question in their own unique ways. For eight years the pair have shared a studio and an apartment in New York, and investigated their joint creative process. They share a mutual interest in the latest technologies, and their impact on the digital and analogue world. Their solo exhibition at Kunstpalais combines paintings, videos, installations, and computer simulations into one enormous art parcour.
Florian Meisenberg began his artistic career as a painter, which is apparent in his persistent fascination of surfaces, displays, and other two-dimensional pictures. As a professionally trained dancer, Anna K.E. often works with her own body to produce videos, performances, and photographs. As different as their artistic strategies might be, a joint affinity towards contemporary aesthetics is observable within their individual works on the basement floor, inspired by smooth reflecting surfaces and computer-generated colors.
On the ground floor, the two artists are presenting collaborative projects. The six videos from Late Checkout were all produced in New York and show the duo sliding in symbiotic movements through their hotel room, communicating without words. K.E. filmed by Meisenberg reacts to the pictures of herself through his live-feed, transmitted to her smartphone display. In Countdown Belladonna the duo film the reflection of their phone displays in their iris with a high resolution camera. For a well-curated hour the artists give us insights into their favourite scenes from diverse feature films and documentaries as well as their YouTube favourites. The piece Electric Forest, an installation with 3D-LED-fans and an online-simulation, will premiere at Kunstpalais.