extend.fm

Extend.fm emphasizes the materiality and physical nature of radio waves by converting the invisible radio spectrum into radio receiver sculptures. Radio transmissions mark an entity which has been already in existence and is manifested as radio waves. Before and after the show the radio devices paralyzed like sculptures, like great art, awaiting their salvation from their helplessly static role so that they may become part of something beyond the gallery, awaiting unification with the radio waves moving through the air to spaces and people in cars who are listening to them- Only then will they be whole.
Extend.fm had its debut performance in Eigenheim Gallery and at the radio station- Bauhaus.fm, Weimar.

big screen

Transfer, 2017

Big Screen is a series of large scale patchwork quilts, carefully crafted to generate animated abstract films. ‘Big Screen’ moves between the traditional craft of quilting typically associated with feminine labor, and the world of animation and motion graphics. It recasts the attempts made by early modernist artists to create a formal visual language for experimental film aesthetic.

“I am interested in moments in the history of media where a medium is still new and unexplored. The decision to connect quilt and animation comes from a desire to create a unique framework. I restricted my environment by combining these two worlds and experimenting within the constraints embedded in these formats. This provided me with a strict set of rules and by choosing these formats I was obliged to follow the rules. Starting with the patchworks I used solid colors, avoiding printed fabrics and let the patterns created by the tiled shapes form the basis of the visual language, similar to limitation that were enforced in early attempts to making visual with any new medias”.

Read more in TRANSFER’s page

a bit of everything, 2016 | hand-sewn quilt, 100% cotton fabric

century of progress , 2015-2016 | hand-sewn quilt, 100% cotton fabric

electric garden, 2015-2016 | hand-sewn quilt, 100% cotton fabric

electric garden, detail.

black and white noise, 2016-2017 | hand-sewn quilt, 100% cotton fabric

 

magenta dream™

The Store, Dresden, 2015

Magenta Dream™ is an ongoing visual research project by artist Alma Alloro. In this project Alloro investigates the notion of branding through the aesthetic of borscht, a soup of Ukrainian origin. The distinctive color of beetroot in borscht, magenta (hex code #FF00FF) is her point of departure into a deconstruction of the product’s identity. The piece shown at S T O R E will take the form of a cooking show filmed in front of a live audience. During the show, chef Alloro will host a mystery guests and engage in conversation with them. Together, they will prepare borscht and talk about Magenta Dream™ – a fictional term used by the artist to describe a spiritual and sensual phenomena that seemingly occurs while making borscht. The public is invited to participate as part of the live audience.
(from press release)

concrete::dynamic

From the exhibition concrete::dynamic in panke.gallery, 2017.

Horst Bartnig has worked as a painter and graphic artist since the mid 60s. His early concrete works with computer-generated forms are the result of artistic investigations that anticipated the aesthetic of algorithmically generated computer graphics in digital art and their importance within the digital folklore of the internet.< br> Alma Alloro is a young artist whose work is inspired by the demoscene and hacker culture of the 80s and 90s. Her work comes out of an understanding of art as an applied, vernacular practice in the Bauhaus tradition.

The combinations of form in the work of Horst Bartnig emerge from a line of inquiry that emphasises the relations among forms as well as the processes of perception itself. The variations in his work are the experimental outcome of a rule that unfolds as a series in space – leading to their convergence in the head of the viewer, as if in a film. Alma Alloro’s work is developed out of her own animations or cracktros from the demoscene, which she brings back into a singular image plane by turning each frame into an individual image, rearranging and reordering them and taking them out of their chronological sequence.

The combinations of form in the work of Horst Bartnig emerge from a line of inquiry that emphasises the relations among forms as well as the processes of perception itself. The variations in his work are the experimental outcome of a rule that unfolds as a series in space – leading to their convergence in the head of the viewer, as if in a film. Alma Alloro’s work is developed out of her own animations or cracktros from the demoscene, which she brings back into a singular image plane by turning each frame into an individual image, rearranging and reordering them and taking them out of their chronological sequence.

(From press release)

Remixing Big Screen

Remixing Big Screen, 2018, Hand-sewn quilt, 100% cotton fabric, 100×118 cm.

Remixing Big Screen makes a use of excess materials from previous project Big Screen. The idea behind calling this a remix comes from the parallels that can be drawn between digital remix culture and the craft of quilting, both of which traditionally involved collaborative practices as well as found materials.