Natalie Bewernitz/Marek Goldowski: Unveiled Presence (NYC)
Artothek, Am Hof 50, 50667, Cologne, Germany
7 November - 21 December 2013
From the Press Release
In their long-term project UNVEILED PRESENCE (secret sounds) the artists Natalie Bewernitz and Marek Goldowski explore the individual sound and identity hidden acoustic characteristics of known and unknown places of urban space. They do so by extending the explorations of airborne sound into the area of structure-borne noise. The starting point of their project is taken from the work, ‘A bruit secret” (With Hidden Noise) by Marcel Duchamp, New York, 1916.
The new audio-visual installation, UNVEILED PRESENCE (NYC), which has been developed for the exhibition in the artothek, Cologne, used sound recordings from 2006/2007 from inside the characteristic rooftop water towers of the metropolis of New York City, which are a distinctive feature of the skyline of the city. In the long-term project its initial form held great visual similarity to Marcel Duchamp’s readymade.
Natalie Bewernitz was born in Hohen Limburg in 1967. From 1994-1999, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Fine Arts / New Media art, Free Art / Sculpture. From 2000-2003 she undertook postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, media art.
Marek Goldowski was born in 1968 in Siemianowice, Poland. He studied theatre, film and television studies at the Ruhr University Bochum in 1989-1995 and then between 1997-2002, studied media art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. The artists have been a co-artistic duo since 2000.