OF THE MONTH
ANNA TEA AND MOISES HORTA VALENZUELA
What happens to an artist’s work and vision when they relocate to a different sociocultural setting?
“Flashback Displacements” curated by Anna Tea and Moises Horta Valenzuela is a group exhibition that took place at VOODOO55 pop-up art space in Berlin, which addressed reflections on migration and dislocation, nostalgia and memory from the personal vision of artists from different geographical regions, based now in Berlin. Ranging from experimental photography to sound art sculpture, performance to electronic media art, this exhibition would like to present the “flashback displacement” each artist has in their work when facing day to day life in a new place.
Antonis Tsarouchas, Art is for People
Anna Tea, Artists Are Aliens
Kjersti Mortensen, digital collage printed on photo paper. 50 x 70 cm
MEET THE CURATORS
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ANNA TEA Photographer, visual artist based in Berlin. Anna has graduated from Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule in 2019 with the degree of Master of Photographer. The 25 years old Anna Tea has firmly shouldered the camera lens since about a decade to primarily investigate the lightness of being. She is a photographer born and raised in Western Ukraine. Her genuine poetic often embraces absent-minded looks and friendly grimaces of improvised models in banging bizarre outfits. Anna sees the delicate dynamics underpinning human relationships as the main concern of her visual research.
MOISES HORTA VALENZUELA Sound artist, electronic musician and creative coder and based in Berlin. He is currently an MFA candidate at UdK Sound Studies and Sonic at Universität der Kunst, Berlin. Moisés takes inspiration from the binational socio-cultural context of growing up in borderland Tijuana (MX/USA) and being part of a generation exposed to the consumption of information via the Internet. His work deals with the ways in which the mind is continuously transformed by the flow between the virtual/physical dichotomy. His sound works and compositions are also characterized by exploring the aesthetic tensions arising from the juxtaposition of opposing concepts such as cultural tradition and global hypermodernity, dystopia and utopia, low resolution and high definition analyzed from a decolonial theory perspective and crafted using new technologies for electronic music and arts, both software and hardware.