Spiegelmund: “mirror-mouth”. Is it the conversation, or lack thereof, with a barber while you get a haircut, looking both in front and behind you? A speech articulate enough to reflect the world? Promotional narcissism? Dubbed as “an open forum for future programming, a reading of live texts, an exhibition of speaking images,” this Friday’s show at Am Flutgraben 3 might be comprised of all three. 
It’s worth noting the fourth descriptor, a mouthful or eyeful “weekend-pre-rage salon.” Spiegelmund is set to be the first in a series of such events, conceived as a stop in one’s Friday night before really starting the weekend spiral, lodged between the vernissage and the change of outfit to go out dancing. Attendees are invited not just to project themselves onto the works presented, but also discuss and develop a program for the series’ next event. Following the lead of the Ying Colosseum intervention series, which was held monthly in non-traditional exhibition spaces throughout Berlin in 2016, Spiegelmund sees itself as a nexus for collaboration. Every salon needs a mirror. Depending
on who’s looking, it may be a poetry reading, a gallery more inviting than most, or just a spot to get a little raucous off some Spanishwine.
The first edition of Spiegelmund takes as a motif the relation between image and language, either in print or enunciated speech. Visual works exhibited by Matthias Crause appropriate automobile logos, floating concepts like “FOCUS” and “ACCENT” affixed to the wall. A forbidding, coffin- or fortune-teller-like wooden sculpture is accompanied by a text by Patrick Gaden, beginning with “Something to place your loved ones in.” The ‘live texts’ will be read by Katrice Dustin, Caspar Heinemann, Alizee Lennox and Nat Marcus. Or are they the speaking images? And finally, a selection of music will be curated by creo en todo, tracks lingering at the threshold of turn-up but never quite diving in.
Liminal in content and form, the inaugural evening of Spiegelmund should feel like a pleasant question. As the poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote in ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’: “Spiegel: noch nie hat man wissend beschrieben, / was ihr in euerem Wesen seid” – “Mirror: never before knowingly described, / what are you in your being?” The difficulty in defining this event may be its greatest strength.
Article by Nat Marcus in Berlin // Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017














Black Door Istanbul was a free platform, a forum initiated in Istanbul Karaköy, 2010. BDI’s purpose was to accumulate communication. A sociogeographical journey into Istanbuls 2009 - 2013 years. The programming was/is without excluding parameter, the retrospective view is. Looking back becomes a tool, a manual. exhibitions, researches, performances, public presentations, civil sequences... Black Door Istanbul is co-directed by Mark Henley (NZ) and Matthias Crause (DE)
2012 
MEETING ON COMMON GROUND / BDI, Istanbul / 2012 - Screening: Francis Alÿs (BE), Matthias Wermke / Mischa Leinkauf (DE), Santiago Sierra (ES), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (ES). Curated by Nadim Assad (TR).
GROUP GROUP SHOW / Penny Temporary Arts, Neumunster / 2012 - Philipp Ackermann (DE), Christoph Wustenhagen (DE), Senem Denli (TR)
DAHL MEETS JUDISCH / German Hospital, Istanbul / 2012 - Marius Dahl (NO), Thomas Judisch (DE) 2011
98 WEEKS BAZAAR / Thessaloniki Biennial, Greece / 2011 - Curated by 98 Weeks, Beirut (LB)
TOUCH / German Hospital, Istanbul / 2011 - Conference: Forecasting / Performing Statistics
SLEEP: PERFORMING STATISTICS / Kafe 17, Istanbul / 2011 - Forecasting: 0090 Platform (Antwerp), Mashallah News (Beirut), Superpool Ltd (Istanbul), Buildings and Politics (Istanbul / New York), Sans Practice (Beijing)
OPEN RADIO / Acik Radyo, Istanbul / 2011 - Live to air: Burcak Konukman
INTRO / Machine Club, Istanbul / 2011 - Listening Session: Der Grieche, The XXXXXX, Rangleklods, Cortina, Franziska Mercedes Cordes, So So Modern, Ergot Garden w/ Calm Palm, Strong Minded, Munit, F L O W R S, PORSCHISMUS, Trüe Deined 4.0, Denied Reality, Die Die Die, Beauties of the Night, Basketball
MENU / Flutgraben Studios BDI Interface, Berlin / 2011 - Open Table: Michael Rudolph, Veronica Manchego, Judith Raum, Stella Schwender, Paul Phillip Heinze, Mohamed Derbal, Normen Perke, Ben Kluncker,
OUTLOOK / Der Greiche, Berlin / 2011 - Event launch: Milchhof Atiier (DE)
ATTENDING / Essential Existence Gallery, Leipzig / 2011 - Poster Release: SLEEP:Performing Statistics 2010
WORKS DON’T COME EASY / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 – Paul Phillip Heinze (DE), Philipp Ackermann (DE)
DE SERVICE GARAGE / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Lecture: Charlott Markus (SE), Benjamin Roth (NL), Pieter Verbeke (NL)
DAHL.BOVEE.FEIGL / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Marius Dahl (NO), Floris Bovee (NL), Zoro Feigl (NL)
LEAUD UN ENSEMBLE / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Patrick Gaden (DE), Florian Göthner (DE)
UPDATING THE ARCHIVE / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Yaron Attar (IL), Latif Erdem (TR), Manuel Gorkiewicz (AU), Özlem Günyol / Mustafa Kunt (TR), Volkan Kaplan (TR), Peter Kogler (AU), Derren D. Mclin (US), Philipp Schwalb (DE), Canan Tercan (TR), Christoph Wüstenhagen (DE), Ekrem Yalçindağ (TR)
PLURAL ISTANBUL / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Public Idea Lecture: Matteo Locci (IT), Merve Yucel (TR)
BLACK DOOR FILES / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Works on paper Archive – 180 Artists including – Julius Popp (DE), Matthias Weischer (DE), Kate Newby (NZ), Peter Kogler (AU), Matthias Crause (DE), Senem Denli (TR), Gallery Fist (NO/DE), Philipp Ackermann (DE), William G. Buchina (US), Ronny Szillo (DE), Seda Hepsev (TR), Guillaume Krick (FR), Shannon Reed (NZ), Matthias Crause (DE) and more…
A.B MACHINES / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Curated by Nathan Lee (US)
FLOWERSHOW / BDI, Istanbul / 2010 - Franziska Cordes (DE), Normen Perke (DE)

 since 2010 Blackdooristanbul Istanbul

*artists and guests at BlackdooristanbulFranziska CordesEkrem Yalcindag, Rosa Loy,  Patrick GadenCharlott MarkusPhilipp Ackermann, Peter Kogler, Manuel GorkiewiczFrancis Alÿs, Wermke / Leinkauf, Thomas Judisch, Normen Perke, PORSCHISMUS, Franz Ackermann, Latif Erdem, Zoro Feigl, Floris Bovee, Marius Dahl, PATCH WORK ARCHITECTURE, SUPERPOOL, Dogan Dogan, Matthias WeischerMashallah News, 0090 Antwerp, Hans Petri, Mirko Winkel, soon more...


2014-2016 Köpenicker Str 55 & Yorckstr. 86, Berlin

artists and guests 2014-2016:
Thomas MahmoudMichael WerthmülllerMagda TothovaBrigitte Witzenhause, El Phanto (ex ZIEGENBØCK), Carolina Daza, dr walker, Owen Roberts, Paul Philipp Heinze
Gaëlle Peirazeau
ToiletpaperAndreas Hachulla, Maurizio Cattelan, soon more... 



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Haldenereignis Emscherblick, Tetraeder, ist eine in Form einer dreiseitigen Pyramide erbaute und frei begehbare Aussichtsterrasse auf der Halde Beckstraße in Bottrop-Batenbrock. Die Stahl-Konstruktion mit einer Seitenlänge von 60 m ruht auf vier 9 m hohen Betonpfeilern und befindet sich auf der Kuppe der ca. 120 m über NN hohen Halde an der Beckstraße. Bei klarer Sicht kann man das Wahrzeichen vom Essener Hbf aus erkennen. Bis zum 19. Oktober 2014 wurde der Tetraeder (Plattform) im Sommerhalbjahr mit Midi-Wasserstoffhybridbussen angefahren, dieser Verkehr entfiel allerdings, da die Mittel der EU nicht mehr zur Verfügung standen. Alternativ gibt es eine Haltestelle am Fuße der Halde.















Das obere Bild stammt noch aus dem Kieler Atelier. Das Aufgenommene zeigt Philipp in der Luft, durch ein von Antje und Thomas. gehaltenes, gelochtes Papp fliegen.

Auf dem unteren Bild erprobt Dana Komponenten eines Handybrillen Prototypen.













weekend riffs @ 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art 
9 digital video stills 
taken from the Trailer of the ongoing video Projekt Weekend Riffs