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Opening of Toums’ solo show “Primitive Acids”

Urban Spree Galerie presents « Primitive Acids » a photographic exhibition by Toums from 20.10 to 12.11.2017. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, October 20th from 19:00 to 22:00.

« Primitive Acids » is the first German solo show of the French experimental analog photographer Thomas Gosset a.k.a. Toums.

Wandering between his native Bordeaux and Berlin, Toums redefines the medium of analog artistic photography by attacking his negatives with acids, ink, paint and other physical alterations and combining his skillsets with a dark contemporary mythology.

Working in darkroom and strictly excluding all forms of modern technique, his practice lurks in the footsteps of the late 19th century pioneers and early 20th century surrealist avant-gardes.

Portraits are his preferred genre. Toums destructures them until they achieve the transmutated vision that the artist has assigned to them. Like a deus ex machina, the photographer creates the portrait with his camera and subsequently creates the final image through his manipulations ex-post.

Utterly disrespectful of the medium, desacralizing it in order to provide a new meaning, Toums is a rare breed of an iconoclast photographer, with filiation looking towards Joel-Peter Witkin, Pierre Molinier, and Roger Ballen.

His direct and deadly intervention on the film, the materia prima of his work, procures a highly unstable result. Soon to be destroyed by acids, slowly corroding the matter, the films are revealed in the darkroom process and printed on silver gelatin. As the film returns to dust, the portraits become fugitives, trying to escape their own fate, living in a printed dimension and refusing mortality. It is no accident that most Toums compositions are building a new mythology with some elements borrowed from the Greek corpus of myths.

« I destroy my own films with the intention of entering in the very heart of the photosensitive material, which allows me to have a direct control over the frozen reality that I destructure at will. The goal being to understand this matter as painting with the intention of pushing back the normal process of photography to expand my own field of investigation and thus regain an imaginative and narrative freedom. For years I wanted to freeze absurd moments in reality. »

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin

20.10-12.11 2017

Tu-Sa : 12:00-18 :30

Galerie enquiries: pascal@urbanspree.com

Press enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com



Toums: Primitive Acids

Urban Spree Galerie presents « Primitive Acids » a photographic exhibition by Toums from 20.10 to 12.11.2017.

« Primitive Acids » is the first German solo show of the French experimental analog photographer Thomas Gosset a.k.a. Toums.

Wandering between his native Bordeaux and Berlin, Toums redefines the medium of analog artistic photography by attacking his negatives with acids, ink, paint and other physical alterations and combining his skillsets with a dark contemporary mythology.

Working in darkroom and strictly excluding all forms of modern technique, his practice lurks in the footsteps of the late 19th century pioneers and early 20th century surrealist avant-gardes.

Portraits are his preferred genre. Toums destructures them until they achieve the transmutated vision that the artist has assigned to them. Like a deus ex machina, the photographer creates the portrait with his camera and subsequently creates the final image through his manipulations ex-post.

Utterly disrespectful of the medium, desacralizing it in order to provide a new meaning, Toums is a rare breed of an iconoclast photographer, with filiation looking towards Joel-Peter Witkin, Pierre Molinier, and Roger Ballen.

His direct and deadly intervention on the film, the materia prima of his work, procures a highly unstable result. Soon to be destroyed by acids, slowly corroding the matter, the films are revealed in the darkroom process and printed on silver gelatin. As the film returns to dust, the portraits become fugitives, trying to escape their own fate, living in a printed dimension and refusing mortality. It is no accident that most Toums compositions are building a new mythology with some elements borrowed from the Greek corpus of myths.

« I destroy my own films with the intention of entering in the very heart of the photosensitive material, which allows me to have a direct control over the frozen reality that I destructure at will. The goal being to understand this matter as painting with the intention of pushing back the normal process of photography to expand my own field of investigation and thus regain an imaginative and narrative freedom. For years I wanted to freeze absurd moments in reality. »

Urban Spree Galerie
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin

20.10-12.11 2017

Tu-Sa : 12:00-18 :30

Galerie enquiries: pascal@urbanspree.com

Press enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com



Pinhole Photography Workshop

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For more info and subscriptions write at
pinhocchio@laurafiorio.com

After the great success of the pinhole photography exhibition, we are organising a second edition of the workshop

fun
self production
recycling.

Everyone can discover how photography really works, with no need to buy a camera, but just trying to build an own self-made d-i-y camera with recycled material.

Building and playing with the principles of photography helps out understanding them.
Creating something unique and personalized in the era of digital and reproduction helps to just stop and think about the meaning of photography itself.

Participants will construct cameras, go outside, shoot, and learn how to develop and fix in the darkroom.

The pictures taken during the workshop will be displayed in Urban Spree Gallery during the following week, giving exposure to the photographers participating.

Every participant will receive all the material needed to participate in the workshop, and all the material for the darkroom:

– Materials for the construction of the cameras
– Photographic paper
– Acids for the darkroom
– Darkroom tools
– Analogue lightmeter
– Paint and painting tools

Program of the workshop

10.00 – 11:00: Presentation and introduction to pinhole photography
11:00 – 13:00: Build your own camera!
13:00 – 13:40: Lunch break
13:40 – 14:00: Introduction to the darkroom
14:00 – 18:00: Photography sessions and development in the darkroom
18:00 – 19:00: How to get positive images out of paper negatives

The inscriptions fee of the workshop is 95 € including all materials.
The workshop will take place with a minimum of 6 participants, if the minimum number won’t be reached, the workshop will be postponed.

The participant number is limited to 10, so keep in touch to reserve your place

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Pinhole Photography Workshop (Lochkamera)

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The workshop with Laura Fiorio is based on fun, self production and recycling.

Everyone can discover how photography really works, with no need to buy a camera, but just trying to build your own DIY camera with recycled material. Why? Because building and playing with the principles of photography helps out understanding them.

Creating something unique and personalized in the era of digital and reproduction helps to just stop and think about the meaning of photography itself. Participants will construct cameras, go outside, shoot, and learn how to develop and fix in the darkroom.

The pictures taken during the workshop will be displayed in Urban Spree Galerie after the workshop.

Every participant will receive all the material needed to participate in the workshop, and all the material for the darkroom:

– Materials for the construction of the cameras
– Photographic paper
– Acids for the darkroom
– Darkroom tools
– Analogue lightmeter
– Paint and painting tools
.

The fee for the workshop is 95 € including all materials.

 

Program of the workshop

10.00 – 11:00: Presentation and introduction to pinhole photography
11:00 – 13:00: Build your own camera!
13:00 – 13:40: Lunch break
13:40 – 14:00: Introduction to the darkroom
14:00 – 18:00: Photography sessions and development in the darkroom
18:00 – 19:00: How to get positive images out of paper negatives
.

 Sign up: Please write to pinhocchio@laurafiorio.com

Laura Fiorio is an italian photographer working with architecture and fashion photography, video and lighting. Her photographic research focuses primarily on the issues of the city and landscape as places in transformation, with an experimental research dedicated to pinhole. She lives and works in Berlin.

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Street Art Meeting // Winter Edition 2014

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<< Street Art Festival & Exhibition with Street Artists and like-minded Individuals from All Over the Globe, including some Berlin Street Art Legends, Graffiti Kings and City Heroes… Curated by Alesh One / DZT!

DAY 1 >> Fr 21. Februar 2014 / 13:00 till late
STREET ART MEETING 2014 / Winter-Edition
>> During the night: Party in the Club till you can’t dance!
On the wheels of steel: MITCH ALIVE (Funkstation) & some special guests!

>> OPEN STUDIOS / GALLERY 21.-23.02.2014 
(open daily from 13:00 till late)
We are transforming the whole location into one huge open studio and gallery, where artists will be working and exhibiting during the event from friday till sunday.
Come by and visit us to catch some original art works or just to have a look over the artist shoulder…
Support your local vandals! There will be a small corner shop where you can get some stickers, tshirts and other merch from your favorite artists.

>> SCREENPRINT CLASH / 14:00 / 17:00 / 21:00
We are holding screen print sessions and workshops with selected artists from friday till sunday (3 times a day / registration necessary).
Some of the artists are screenprinting on your favorite tshirts and stuff you bring…
There is a limited capacity for the daily screenprint sessions in the studio – early registrations welcome! But dont worry – there are plans for some “wild-sessions” in the gallery.

>> SKETCH CLUB
Bring your BlackBooks and get em signed or just sketch with us. There will be a corner where kids and addicts can sketch their latest ideas. > OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS! < Show us your stuff (Sketchbook, Portfolio, Photos) and become a part of the Street Art Meeting / Main Event in the Summer of 2014.

>> STICKERIA 1.0
Some of us are Sticker-Maniacs and we won´t stop… Share or trade your stickers with others. There will be a peep-show of selected stickers during the SAM event powered by the Sticker Museum Berlin and attending artists. Please dont cry if you miss it!

>> STREET ART TOURS // Day´n Night
We are holding guided Street Art Tours > twice a day 15:00 / 21:00 (registration at the SAM Info-Point necessary). Walk the streets of Berlin to check out the latest Pieces / Guided by Artists.

>> DARKROOM CINEMA
(Screenings will be announced during the event in our “DarkRoom Cinema”)
Step into the world of street art and graffiti and slide into the night. Peep behind the scenes and have a look through the artists eyes. We are screening some dope flix and exclusive movies.
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DAY 2 >> Saturday 22. Februar 2014 / 13:00 till late
STREET ART MEETING 2014 / Winter-Edition

Exhibition / Open Studios / Screenprint Clash / Sketch Club / Stickeria / DarkRoom Cinema / Party with Live-DJs
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DAY 3.0 >> Sunday 23. Februar 2014 / 13:00h – 18:00h
STREET ART MEETING 2014 / Winter-Edition

Exhibition / Open Studios / Screenprint Clash / Sketch Club / Stickeria / DarkRoom Cinema

From 20:00 SOLO PIANO CONCERT @ Urban Spree Gallery / Tigran Hamasyan
Check http://urbanspree.com/blog/event/tigran-hamasyan-live-in-berlin for info and admission!

MOVIE NIGHT from 18:00 till open end
>> we hope you join the long movie night and afterparty in the club with Sketch Battles and fun!
Open from 20:00 till the morning!
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DAY 3.1 >> Sunday 23. Februar 2014 / 7pm till late
STREET ART MEETING 2014 / The Exhibition
Art Show on 2 Floors / UAC Art Space
Generator, Oranienburger Str. 65, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

After 3 days of action, creativity and collaborations, there will be a final exhibition of the STREET ART MEETING
23. Februar – 25. May 2014 at the Urban Art Clash art space in Mitte.

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