Icon is a reflection upon the dualities that constitute the human condition such as “society vs. individual” and “language vs. meaning”. It shows a constantly changing array of icons, which populate the screens of our phones and computers. Our desire for individual expression is what generates a strong ambiguity, as all of these symbols create but one larger meaning, when viewed as a collective.
Beringer derives these fluctuating images from interpolations of actual image files to exemplify, how our minds are shaped by machines and, to a decreasing extend, their human developers.
Morgan Beringer *1980, lives and works in London.
The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons
presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of ancient and medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach using the methodology of deconstruction and the possibilities of contemporary film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.
Curated by Robert Seidel | www.robertseidel.com
27.03. – 11.04.2018
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
Daily: 4 pm – 2 am