EXGIRLFRIEND GALLERY, 17/11 – 8/12/2018
To help the memory, we usually focus on the things that make sound – a guitar, a telephone, a motor vehicle, whatever – rather than sounds themselves. And the things that make sound usually give sounds their name. In the West we generally have no words that name sounds specifically. There is no word for the sound made by a guitar or a telephone or a motor vehicle, so we have to refer to the object that produced the sound to give the sound a name. And, because of this, people do not talk about sounds, they talk about objects that make sounds; they talk about ‘things’ and, consequently, sounds cease to be sounds and they become things.
Robert Worby / composer & sound artist / BBC
For their first show in Berlin, Ewa Doroszenko and Jacek Doroszenko present “Double Speaker” – an exhibition manifesting as a common ground between the artists and as a physical and extra-sensory constellation. Inspired by soundscapes from different places in Europe, the exhibition invites us to explore and celebrate audio-visual experiences that are both very intimate and expansive. Exgirlfriend Gallery is transformed into the place where art directly catalyses the transition from synthetic images and digital sounds to painting or graphical music notations.
Both Ewa and Jacek are deeply involved in the revelation of a new aesthetic code, which is still in the process of being defined, according to the many possibilities arising from their multidimensional and complex practices. The exhibition reveals the artists' discussion on real existing landscapes, virtual environment, and soundscapes.
Holsteinische Straße 18
Berlin (Steglitz), 12161
Ewa Doroszenko (b. 1983) is a Warsaw-based artist which creative practice employs a mixture of painting, photography and digital media. She earned a Doctor of Fine Arts degree (Painting Specialization) from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland. Ewa Doroszenko is a winner of the Competition for the Fait Gallery Preview 2016, Young Lynxes Competition 2018 – Contemporary Lynx, DEBUTS 2018 - doc! photo magazine, Debut 2018 – Lithuanian Photographers Association. She is a beneficiary of many residency programs, including: Petrohradska Kolektiv in Prague (Czech Republic 2018), Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (Lithuania 2017), Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (Austria 2016), The Island-resignified in Lefkada (Greece 2015), Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik (Norway 2015), AAVC Hangar in Barcelona (Spain 2014), Fondazione Del Bianco in Florence (Italy 2006).
Ewa Doroszenko is a participant of many group exhibitions and festivals, such as Riga Photomonth, Transmission Arts Festival Athens, FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Sao Paulo, Interference Festival in Gdansk, ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, IN OUT Festival in Gdansk, GENERATE! Festival for Electronic Arts in Tübingen, The Wrong New Digital Art Biennale in Rio de Janeiro, among others. Her photographs have been featured in publications and blogs such as Der Greif, Vice, NEO2, The Forumist, YET magazine, The Calvert Journal, Daily Serving, Metal, Flat Magazine, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography.
Jacek Doroszenko (b. 1979) is a Warsaw-based artist active in the area of visual arts, working with sound and video. Graduated from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts, Poland. He is a beneficiary of many residency programs, including: Petrohradska Kolektiv in Prague (Czech Republic 2018), Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (Lithuania 2017), Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz (Austria 2016), The Island-resignified in Lefkada (Greece 2015), Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik (Norway 2015), AAVC Hangar in Barcelona (Spain 2014), Fondazione Del Bianco in Florence (Italy 2006).
Jacek Doroszenko presented his works, projects and performed in numerous venues, among others: Matadero Contemporary Art Center in Madrid, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Napoli, Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Pauza Gallery in Cracow, Historic Centre of Athens, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in Vancouver, Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdansk, The Starak Family Foundation in Warsaw, Kasia Michalski Gallery in Warsaw, Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin, Fait Gallery in Brno, The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Krakauer Haus in Nürnberg, Propaganda Gallery in Warsaw, Oskar Schindler’s Factory in Cracow, FIESP Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso in Sao Paulo. The artist performs solo music shows and plays in the Mammoth Ulthana duo.