John Bock has developed a new project for the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein that interlinks installative, cinematic and performative elements in four different spaces. The central work of the exhibition Im AntliTZ des SchädelapparaTZ is a 4.2-meter-high metal wedge hanging from the ceiling of the exhibition space.
It serves both as an action space for four dancers and an actor, and as a set for a film that will be shown in a projection room at n.b.k. from 25 June 2019. The fleeting element of the performative and the time-based nature of the medium video permeate each other. An integral part of the exhibition are performative “lectures” involving the five live actors, which will take place on Monday, June 17, 2019, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, and Friday, June 28, 2019 from 7 p.m. each. In each of the two adjoining rooms of the n.b.k., Bock has created a further independent, expansive installation.
In his works, John Bock combines live actions, drawings, sculptures, installations, film sets and film projections to create a complete work of art. His spatial arrangements, which are characterized by material combinations, can become a place for live actions, which the artist calls “lectures”. His work is based on a darkly colored humor, which …
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Image caption: John Bock, 2019 © Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / Jens Ziehe