‘We’re gonna need a bigger boat!’ Group show @ Kreuzberg Pavillon, April 5th, 2012

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We’re gonna need a bigger boat! 

Urban dictionary: Phrase originaly used by well known actor Roy Scheider in the 1975 blockbuster ‘Jaws’. He utters the line when he gets a good look at the size of the shark that is circling the small fishing boat he is on. You/We’re gonna need a bigger boat! is used in day to day life when a situation seems insurmountable and most likely this is what this ever moving and collective run guerilla institution from Kreuzberg wants to highligh with this exhibition.

They pop up with artists curated shows every Thursday night from March-May in Kreuzber’s ancient red-brickstone Post building between Görlitzer Park and Schlesisches Tor. On April, 5th within the group show “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!”, they presented seventeen paintings/collage/pictures, one video in a tabloid and four sculptures/objects from the following artists (in the slide shown in order of appearance):

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Ronny Lischinski, Andreas Helfer, Olve Sande, Maria Unverricht, Lea Asja Pagenkemper, Ronald Versloot, Annika Hippler, Ronny Lischinski, Olve Sande, Hansa Wißkirchen, Jana Meincke, Nora Lena Meyer, Sara Pfrommer, Nicolas Puyjalon, Eli Skatvedt, Nadine Deja, Maria Unverricht and performances by Tomoko Nakasato and Nicolas Puyjalon. Curated by  Nora Lena Meyer and Eli Skatvedt.

The videos below show the spontaneous performance by young French artist Nicolas Puyjalon: 1… the beginning: using his hands to built something to arrive to “an objective”, 2… later on, issues trying to stand straight the artifact he built to reach his purpose  … the irreverent of the effort (moreover in society nowadays). It was good to see how people (public, spectators) responded. To me was a beautiful methaphore of “working as a group is better than alone // …I cannot alone, but together WE can”, do not know if this was the objective but resulted in this pleasing interaction, 3… finally Nicolas got to put the sticker on the ceiling and his goal accomplished (last pic shows the little red sticker in the ceiling)

Text by Maria Muñoz

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