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gape 01 The Potato Heads Four


We are pleased to invite you to the first gape happening in only 1 week on SATURDAY OCTOBER 18 at GREENHOUSE

gape is the one night only exhibition of Japanese painter Kurihara Takuya
gape is 6 live performances from dancers, musicians and a VJ

Saturday 18 October starting at 2100 at Plateau Gallery, Greenhouse Neukolln. 43 Gottlieb-Dunkel Strasse, 12099 Berlin


Food and drink will be available

gape is Berlin’s experimental lounge

One night only! gape presents the paintings of Kurihara Takuya together with 6 live experimental acts.

We have invited performers to create original works based on the paintings of Kurihara. Live resonance. Interpretation. Creation. Translation.

Multidisciplinary event. No discipline. Art disciples.


Kurihara Takuya
Working with a mix of classical and modern techniques and using a combination of acrylic paint, ink, marker
pen, fine liner and collage he produces works that are both abstract and defined, playful yet concrete. Free
flowing splatters of color are painstakingly refined with tiny line work, patterns and carefully masking taped
color fields. His painted works float on meticulously prepared canvases, often with multiple layers of subtly
textured under-painting, while his drawings on paper flow between minimalism and graphic design. He is represented
by Gallerie Heike Arndt, GH36 and the Wide Scope Collective.




Improvisation is a very important tool in my understanding of “performance”, I’m interested in clarity, precision and significance in movement. When I first heart about the “potato heads family from Berlin” I pictured them in my head and imagined them together, in a living room, spending some time together. Then I imagine them having a gathering with other vegetables, and, even more, I image myself spending some time with them… and creating this performance. A dance improvisation with salad, carrots, potatoes and other beings.

The Audio Visual Performance from Pen and Piezo. This performance combines live drawing, video effects, analog and synthesised sounds. A perfect synthesis for the eyes and the ears. AVJ Chuuu is simply one of Berlin’s most ingenious live video performers.

SLOW SLOW LORIS is a collaboration of ANY and G6PD. The slow loris species are considered vulnerable or endangered. They are believed to be the gatekeepers for the heavens and are used in traditional medicine to ward off evil but a slow loris’s life “is not a happy one, for it is continually seeing ghosts; that is why it hides its face in its hands.”

Ascetic is an avant-garde techno producer based in Berlin but originally from England. He focuses on modular synthesizers and all his live performances are 100% improvised and use no computers.

Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé studied seven years of contemporary dance in Montreal, Canada from 2000-2007. Berlin based since 2009.
She keeps her eyes and inspiration alive to create and build through different art mediums. Faith, love, violence, Gelb coloured jello powder and coccinelles are part of her everyday journey.
Lysandre will perform with Esïom, a songwriter and producer of experimental pop music.

Purzelraum *live ( Tumbling Room ) is a musical Duo composed of Vivian Höcher and Kleiner Knochen. Using synthesisers, sequencers, mixers and raw talent. They plan as little as possible, and improvise a way from 4/4 techno to free experimentalisation.