Amanda Rodrigues Alves and Thomas Mulcaire
“National Park“ was filmed in the Kruger National Park in South Africa, a place that originally served as a basis of life for people who depended on hunting or trading. Today it has become a region only visited by tourists in search of an untouched paradise. In their film, Amanda Rodrigues Alves and Thomas Mulcaire illuminate the historical and political backgrounds that led to the park’s existence, and confront its modern use.
Amanda Rodrigues Alves (*1976 in São Paulo, Brazil) was a founding member of MICO, a group of artists, architects, geographers and political scientists that carried out various interventions in public spaces in Sao Paolo from 2000 to 2003. Since 2000, she has worked on many projects for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Cape Town.
Thomas Mulcaire (*1971 in Johannesburg, South Africa) works as an independent artist and curator. He was the exhibition coordinator for the Johannesburg Biennale (1995), curatorial assistant of the documenta X and is the founder and director of the Institute for Contemporary Art in Cape Town (since 1999).
Amanda Rodrigues Alves and Thomas Mulcaire have been fellows at the Akademie since April 2006.
The film was realized with the support of the National Arts Council, South Africa and Saskia Gil.
Éric Marty conceived his sound installation “often with“ especially for the Akademie’s Upper Hirschgang, a long corridor along which the entrances to 13 music studios are located as well as a space used for exhibitions. In this project, it will become a living sound world that reacts to the influences and disturbances of the observer and environment and therefore continues to develop. “Often with” refers to the Upper Hirschgang’s architectural role, the connection with the outer world with the occupied inner space. Through this, it creates a surreal audible bridge between inner and outer.
Éric Marty (*1969 in San Francisco, USA) works as a composer and sound artist. He teaches sound art and interactive installation at the University of Georgia, USA. His sound installations have been presented at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2003), at the World Music Days in Zagreb (2005) and the International Digital Media and Art Association Conference in Ohio (2006). Marty has been a fellow at the Academy since 2006.
The exhibition is on view from Friday, September 29, to Sunday, November 12, 2006.
Hours: Tues-Thu 10am–noon & 2–5:30pm, Fri 10–noon & 2–4pm, Sat–Sun noon–5:30pm
The exhibition will be open on the All Saints Day - Wednesday, November 1.