STONES OF A DIFFERENT NATURE

April 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Weißensee Jewish Cemetery in Berlin…

Pauline Hanson will soon lead an Object Talk through Several Pursuits to this unbelievable and inconceivable place as part of GEOLOGIC INTIMACY, a public program which accompanies Steine and Hand Held Lava.

NEW LANDMASS NOW AVAILABLE

April 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

   

You can now purchase your very own copy of NEW LANDMASS directly from Aye-Aye Books online or from their bookshop at the  CCA in Glasgow – as well as at the bookshop in the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh!

Just go to: –

http://fruitmarket.co.uk/bookshop/
and
http://www.aye-ayebooks.com/shop/

NEW LANDMASS IN THREE FORMS

April 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

(a field guide to new landmass in three forms)

A large scale hard ground copper plate etching on Somerset paper featuring drawings of new landmass of a biological, geological and cultural nature. Detail views. 2011

GEOLOGICAL HOME MOVIES

April 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

PHYSICAL GEOLOGY

Stills from Super 8 film diptych. Left hand images: Physical Geology (new land mass/fast time) A Super 8 film on the rupturing of slow geologic time by the fast lava flows of volcanic eruption, filmed on location in Hawaii at the ‘lava entry ocean point’. 3 min 48 sec. 2009 Right hand images: Physical Geology (geothermal) A new Super 8 film which charts the formation of geothermally occurring sculptures in Iceland over three weeks in the deep arctic winter. Filmed on location at the geothermal power plant which feeds the Blue Lagoon, Iceland. 3 min 48 sec. 2011

BOOK LAUNCH FOR NEW LANDMASS/NEUE LANDMASSE

April 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A BOOK LAUNCH FOR:-

ILANA HALPERIN. NEW LANDMASS/NEUE LANDMASSE

April 23, 2012. 7p.m. The Ruin at the Berlin Museum of Medical History

10.04.2012, Berlin | The publication “Ilana Halperin. New Landmass/Neue Landmasse” which accompanies the exhibitions Hand Held Lava and Steine  will be presented in the Ruin at the Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité on Monday, April 23, 2012, at 7 p.m.

Following the book presentation, guests are invited to visit the exhibition Steine.

Edited by curators Sara Barnes and Andrew Patrizio and designed by Tess Wood, the catalogue includes texts by Gillian Beer, Horst Bredekamp, Ilana Halperin, Thomas Schnalke, volcanologist Hugh Tuffen, and the curators themselves, most of which have been written especially for the catalogue.

The publication “Ilana Halperin, New Landmass/Neue Landmasse” (in German and English | € 15 | ISBN: 3-9810220-6-8) accompanies Ilana Halperin’s first two solo exhibitions in Germany: Steine  at the Museum of Medical History at the Charité and Hand Held Lava at the Project Space of the Ernst Schering Foundation.

Berlin Museum of Medical History at the Charité

Charitéplatz 1 | 10117 Berlin

www.bmm-charite.de

GEOTHERMAL SCULPTURES

April 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Geothermally Occurring Sculptures


Wood with natural mineral deposit. 2011. This new series of silica sculptures formed over three weeks in the arctic winter in the 80° Celsius mineral rich waters of the Blue Lagoon, an active geothermal spring in Iceland.  Like the cave casts, these geological artworks are composed of new mineral deposits which rapidly encrusted the wooden stencils within. One work, An Airbubble, the Potential Origin of Life did not form properly, disintegrating in the spring.

HAND HELD LAVA

April 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Volcanic activity is never far from our minds or the world news. With her new solo exhibition Hand Held Lava at the Ernst Schering Foundation’s Project Space opening on 2nd February 2012, the Glasgow-based artist llana Halperin (b.1973, New York) looks deep into volcanic phenomena and the interplay of life cycles between humans and volcanoes.

Hand Held Lava will focus upon the artist’s long-standing engagement with volcanoes, their generation and life stories. Drawing on personal experience, Ilana Halperin makes biographical connections to volcanic phenomena and examines parallels between geological and human life cycles. The ejection of stony material, the generation of new landmass, the contrast of slow time and fast time: Halperin employs geology as a language to conceive our understanding of time and our relationship to a constantly evolving environment. The exhibition juxtaposes new artworks in poetic relation with historical and geological artefacts. An early 19th century lava medallion with its accompanying handwritten note (gifted to Alexander von Humboldt, a loan from the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin) and a series of newly commissioned works – drawings created with lava stamps able to withstand temperatures of liquid magma at 1200 degrees – reflect upon the artist’s volcanic sojourns and tell of the changeable nature of landmass, historical events and their interconnection to human experience.

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