Thursday, August 25, 2005


dosensos was set up in London, in May 2002, by Anna Colin and Tobi Maier as a curatorial agency. dosensos carried out projects in collaboration with artists, curators and organizations and terminated its activities in August 2005.

During these three years of activity dosensos focused on curating and producing projects in the crossline between sound and visual arts, new media and net art.

dosensos also run a radio programme on audiovisual arts on Resonance 104.4FM, London's art radio station, from May 2002 to March 2005.

It received public funding on a project basis.

Monday, February 28, 2005

London / Berlin residency exchange

Phase I - July - September 2004
Phase II - January - February 2005

Tobi Maier co-curated Berlin x 2004/2005, an exchange between artists from Deptford, South London and Berlin initiated as part of Deptford X 2004. Partners in the exchange are Deptford X, Museum of Installation, APT Gallery and studios in London and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kunstfabrik / 2YK Gallery, and Center Gallery in Berlin.

London / Berlin residency exchange (PART II)

The second phase of residencies happened in January/February 2005 at APT gallery in London and the Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. In February, Gavin Wade and Roland Boden will present new work after 6 weeks in residency.

Roland Boden :
Das Böse hinterm Gartenzaun, ist immer auch nett

During his residency in London, German artist Roland
Boden has been working on two new video animations.
The works feature motives of decaying housing
estates in the South London area, dark staircases
and parking lots, depicting locations which exercise
a morbid fascination on the viewer and which might
be associated with crime. While previous animations
have featured his mobile shelter units protecting
individuals from all evil of the urban sprawl, Boden
is now revealing the fallow areas usually avoided
when passing through metropolitan suburbs. Together
with a sculpture and a series of photographs his new
video work "Traumdes Schlaefers" premiered at APT gallery, London from 22nd – 27th February.

Recent group shows include: "Munch revisited" Museum
am Ostwall, Dortmund (2005), "Recolving Doors"
Fundacion Telefonica, Madrid (2004), "Adieu
Avantgarde. Willkommen zu Haus" Ludwig-Forum, Aachen
(2003), "Living inside the grid" New Museum, New
York (2003). His work was also included in Manifesta
3 Ljubljana (2000). This is the first solo show of
Roland Boden in the UK.

Gavin Wade :
#16 What is brain?

During his residency at the Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien
in Berlin, English artist and curator Gavin Wade has
continued working on Strategic Questions, an ongoing
work to develop 40 projects in response to 40
questions written by Buckminster Fuller. During his
residency in Berlin, Wade has been collaborating
with German artist Henrik Schrat to answer question
#16 What is brain?
The publication One Day Comic (20.1.05), launched at
Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, is a 30 page comic about
Barnaby Kaminsky and the day he answered the door to
two missionaries spreading the word of their
glorious founder Charles T. Russell. The comic
delves into the true story of Wagner Corp., the
recipe for fried brains and the connection between
Rosa Luxembourg and the special thought of the
invisible floating brain.



22. February, 7-9pm- Opening Roland Boden, APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, SE8, DLR Deptford + tube New Cross

24. February, 7pm - Talk at the Goethe Institut London, London based curator and critic Diana Baldon in conversation with artist Roland Boden and Christoph Tannert (director, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien)

Roland Boden - still from DVD "Traum des Schlaefers" - 2005


24. February, presentation of the 1-day comic "What is Brain", a collaboration between Gavin Wade and Henrik Schrat marking the end of Gavin wade's residency at Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, Berlin

you can order a copy of "What is Brain" through the Strategic Questions web site

this project has been curated and organized by Deb Astell, Boris Kremer and Tobi Maier


London / Berlin residency exchange (PART I)

The residencies completed in June/August 2004 were followed by an exhibition at Kunstfabrik in Berlin, 21 August - 5 September 2004, and in APT gallery in London, 26 August - 11 September 2004.

At Kunstfabrik, Berlin
Residency: July-August
Exhibition: 21 August – 5 September
2yk Galerie, Am Flutgraben 3 - 12435 Berlin

Barry Sykes
John Wynne
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Fallender Ton fuer 207 Lautsprecherboxen, 2004, John Wynne

At APT gallery and studios, London
Residency: July-August
Exhibition: 26 August - 5 September 2004
APT gallery, 6 Creekside, SE8, tube New Cross, DLR Deptford

Despina Stokou
Martin Pfahler
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Arena Cut, 2004, Martin Pfahler

this project has been curated and organized by Deb Astell, Wolfgang Schlegel and Tobi Maier

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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Window cleaning days are over

Group show @ the Empire
20th November – 12th December 2004

Illustration by Duncan Ross, Devil music, 2004

Window Cleaning Days are Over gathers seven artists and collectives from around Europe. Without a specific premise, the exhibition presents new and recent works shown in London for the first time. Some of the artists have responded to the title of the show drawn from a song by emerging London-based sound artist Dan Wilson.

The Empire
33a Wadeson Street
London E2 9DR

Show open: 20th November – 12th December 2004
Gallery opening times: Thursday to Sunday 12-6pm

Bad Beuys Entertainment
Bad Beuys Entertainment is an artist collective founded in 1999 in Cergy-Pontoise (greater Paris). BAD BOYS ENTERTAINMENT is the name of a major American hip-hop label. In BBE, Boys has been replaced by Beuys. The name BBE indicates the group’s point of departure and its frame of reference: if its attitude isn't revolutionary, it is certainly a critical one, targeting the spheres of mass cultural production. For this exhibition, they are presenting two new works. The photograph Sauvageons is a self-portrait, staged at a suburban bus stop. Four models, have been cast to represent the group members wearing track suits at a bus stop. The second piece is described by the collective as “deluxe junk”. The Chinese stuff refers to (industrial) ''tableaux'' one can find in Chinese restaurants or fast-foods. These are light boxes containing a mechanism built to render a kinetic effect, providing the object with a kind of magic. Idyllic scenery, these photomontages - touched up photographs - usually represent exotic landscapes: luxurious nature with azure skies and fertile downs, sometimes with a waterfall.

Recent shows include: FIAC 04; CAC, Meymac (2004, group show); Glassbox, Paris (2004, group show); Galerie Corentin Hamel, Paris (2003, solo show); Confluences, Paris (2002, group show).

Vanessa Billy
Vanessa Billy uses industrial materials from PVC and rubber to steel and glass to conceive sculptures oddly resembling everyday objects. Yet, Billy’s works are vain in that they fail to perform a specific task. Midway, 2004 while evoking the rubber curtain through which the luggage appears at the baggage reclaim, claims a new significance in the gallery environment. Made of brightly coloured PVC and mirror, Other’s people fire sits in the middle of the gallery. It suggests an inner confusion which access is denied by fragments of mirror reflecting the viewer and its surroundings.

Vanessa Billy was born in 1978 in Geneva, Switzerland. She lives and works in London. Recent shows include: The Standpoint Gallery, London (2004, group show), Mad03 Festival (2003, group show); MadridLos29enchufes / Madrid (2003, group show).

Seamus Harahan
Harahan’s video works picture day to day matters and environments. In Il Mercenario, Harahan is documenting a Belfast street scene of a Drunk, who might have trained as a Boxer. Juxtaposing the visual with Western music, the “Boxer” turns into a dancing Cider Cowboy of the urban sprawl. By choosing the elevator for projection the viewer is forced into a 1:1 encounter with Il Mercenario.

Seamus Harahan was born in 1968 in London. He lives and works in Belfast. Recent shows include: Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin (2004, solo show); Zé dos bois Gallery, Lisbon (2003, group show); Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2004, group show); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2002, group show). He will be showing at Gimpel Fils from 25th November 2004 to 7th January 2005, and has been selected amongst 13 other artists to participate in the first Northern Irish representation at the 51st Venice Biennial (2005).

Icelandic Love Corporation
Icelandic Love Corporation is an artist collective founded in 1996 in Reykjavik. In their performances, photographs and video works, ILC are reinventing themselves as characters something in between human beings and elves. Based in different parts of Europe, yet influenced by their common heritage, ILC use the gap between critical inquiry and neutralized representation to develop mesmerizing situations and objects.

Recent shows include: Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium (2004, group show; Art Statements, Basel Art Fair, Switzerland (2004); Tanya Bonaktar Gallery, New York (2004, group show); Tent, Rotterdam (2004, group show); Volume, Brooklyn, New York (2004, group show); Zacheta Gallery, Warzaw (2004, group show); Galerie Zink&Gegner, Munich (2003, solo show)

Ban this: the remix is a multimedia installation comprised of prints, a video and an audio element. Initially conceived for the Road Show, 2003 (Grizedale), Ban this consisted of asking people to write their own lyrics and sing their song along tracks composed by juneau/projects/. Ban this: the remix present the remixed version of these songs as well as magnified lyrics sheets by children. The video features Cosmo, an American child performing his song.

Juneau/projects/ is Philip Duckworth, born 1976 in Iselohn, Germany and Ben Sadler, born 1977 in Birmingham.
Recent shows include: The Showroom, London (2004, solo show), fa projects, London (2004, solo show), Romantic Detachment at PS1, New York (2004, group show).

Duncan Ross
Rarely appearing in a gallery context, Ross primarily works in collaboration with other artists, small publishers and arts organisation. For this exhibition, Ross has created three new drawings inspired by Television, his dreams and false memories. His ideas are influenced stylistically by cartoonists like DC Thompson’s Leo Boxendale and Dudley D. Watkins.

Duncan Ross was born in 1974 in Kinross, Fife, Scotland. He lives and works in Belfast.
Recent shows include: Zé dos bois Gallery, Lisbon (2003, group show); Catalyst Arts Belfast (2002, group show); Generator Projects, Dundee (2001, group show). Ross is illustrator of the monthly Vacuum newspaper, Belfast.

Michael Sailstorfer
For Window Cleaning Days are Over, Sailstorfer is presenting two new works. Anna (2004) is a sound installation featuring the encounter between a hairdryer and a microphone. Inspired by Kurt Schwitter’s poem Anna reinterpreted by German Hip-Hop band Freundeskreis in the late 1990’s, Sailstorfer’s performative piece amplifies a familiar domestic noise, lending it an exaggerated importance.
The second piece brought in this show is Window, a steel frame that used to contain a shop sign. Placed outdoors, it works like a window, framing the surroundings.

Michael Sailstorfer was born in 1979 in Vilsbiburg, Germany.
Recent shows include: Zero gallery, Milan, Italy (2004, group show); Attitudes, Genf, Switzerland (2004, solo show); Sydney Biennale, Australia (2004); Manifesta 5, San Sebastian, Spain (2004); Galerie Markus Richter, Berlin (2003, solo show); Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany (2003, group show). Sailstorfer is currently showing in Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Barbican.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Mika Taanila and Erkki Kurenniemi

Tuesday 19th October - Sunday 14th November 2004

HTTP - House of Technologically Termed Praxis:
London's first dedicated gallery for networked, net art, new media & sound art. It opens in October 2004 to provide a public space for experimental approaches to exhibiting relational, technologically termed art. Dosensos and Furtherfield have joined forces to work with artists from around the world to develop alternative means of exhibiting online and screen-based projects in the gallerycontext. Artists' projects on DVD, real-time, net-cast, broadcast and sound and live art will also play a major role in the curatorial work of HTTP://

HTTP opened with
Mika Taanila - The Future Is Not What It Used To Be:
Erkki Kurenniemi - DIMI-A

October 21st -14th November 2004. Friday- Sunday: 12 noon- 5pm & by appointment Map

HTTP presented a documentary film by Mika Taanila about Erkki Kurenniemi, 'an unsung pioneer of electronic art', and Kurenniemi's DIMI-A, 'a digital musical instrument with associative memory, an early computer-based sampler'. 'Kurenniemi's career represents a surprisingly natural blend of music, film, computers, robotics, science and art. Kurenniemi, collecting everything around him, records his thoughts, observations, objects and images constantly, with manic precision, with the ultimate goal of merging man andmachine - reconstructing the human soul.


Mika Taanila and Erkki Kurenniemi in conversation with Ruth Catlow and Knut Auferman on Resonance 104.4FM - live from Frieze Art Fair, Monday 18th October 3-4pm. Erkki Kurenniemi's talk at Royal College of Art, Tuesday 19th October 4-5.30pm.


This exhibition was supported by the Finnish Fund for Art Exchange (FRAME) and the Finnish Institute in London

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