• Scotty Enterprises: Transistor
  • Scotty Enterprises: Transistor

Scotty Enterprises (DE)
Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari Pop up

Charlotte Bastian, Kiki Gebauer, Simone Häckel, Julia Krewani, Christine Niehoff, Claudia Schoemig, Karin Schroeder, Annette Sonnewend, Linda Weiss, Bettina Weiß, Juliane Zelwies.

Opening: 8.5.2015 / 6 pm / Galleria Huuto Jätkäsaari, Tyynenmerenkatu 6
Open discussion: 9.5.2015 / 12 am / Goethe Institut library, Salomonkatu 5

The exchange:
The project space Scotty Enterprises (Berlin) and Gallery Huuto (Helsinki) are engaged in an artistic exchange. The collaboration is based on a process of translation whereby each artist constructs a work that references a work of one of the artists from the exchange group.

We are pleased to introduce the first part of the exchange project at Gallery Huuto, Helsinki from May 8th to May 22nd 2015. The counter exchange (Helsinki – Berlin) will be shown from September 9th to October 17th 2015 at Scotty Enterprises in Berlin.

The artist members of Huuto participating in the project are Mikko Kallio, Kasper Muttonen, Kaarina Ormio, Paula Puoskari, Satu Rautiainen, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Miia Rinne, Maiju Salmenkivi, Eero Tiittula, Aleksi Tolonen and Marja Viitahuhta

Found in Translation:
Found in Translation, the title of the exhibition, is a reference to the idiom ”Lost in Translation”, which often is used as a means to express the things that are missed in meaning when translating a message from a language to another. It also references the Sophia Coppola film Lost in Translation, a visually poetic interpretation of the protagonists’ experience of being isolated in an unfamiliar culture.

Ludwig Wittgenstein famously remarked that “The limits of my language means the limits of my world”. A sentiment mirrored by George Steiner in After Babel with his comment that “Every language is a world, without translation we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence”. For Steiner, translation is paramount: “To understand is to decipher. To hear significance is to translate.”

The babylonian confusion resulting from isolation owing to diversity of language and culture requires translation in order to bridge such differences and create a common understanding of ideas and art practices.

Replacing the word “Lost” with the “Found” we wish to embrace the idea of finding new meanings and interpretations when interacting with the unknown, when collaborating with someone you did not know before and when letting the works speak for themselves, or when creating your work as a response to something you see.

We invite you all to an open discussion at the Goethe Institut, Helsinki (Salomonkatu 5 B) on Saturday the 9th of May at 12.
We will present our project, and talk about the way we have dealt with the issue of artistic exchange. We will also discuss the forms of artist run spaces and their impact on the local art scenes of both Berlin and Helsinki.  The discussion is open to all who are interested in these subjects, and will mainly be held in English.

Scotty Enterprises:
Scotty Enterprises is an artist-run space and organization of currently 15 artists living in Berlin. The space was established in 2007 in the smallest apartment building existing in Kreuzberg, Berlin.

The programme consists of monthly exhibitions, performances, screenings and co-operations with other artist-run spaces. We are non-commercial, independent and non-hierarchical. We support artistic autonomy. We are surrounded by a wide range of artistic practices, which we consider special, unique and worth showing and wish to give them a platform. The selection of what is exhibited is based solely on a collective consensus of the artistic quality.

The Kunstverein Scotty Enterprises e.V. is primarily funded by monthly contributions of its members.

Scotty Enterprises / Produzentenraum für zeitgenossische Kunst und experimentelle Medien / Oranienstraße 46 / 10969 Berlin / www.scottyenterprises.de