Julia Scher, Melike Kara, Yves Scherer

“The idea of the copy across lawless time and space. Rock on to share emotions and expressi- ons. The idea of reproduction, of female reproduction across lawless time and space.

The world of lip-sync what does this say about the idea of governance, respect, admiration. What does it say about expressing joy in singing when one is not actually singing

copies have drop outs missing information, wrong things copied, mistakes etc. so, copy goods is really the title but to spin it deeper, the idea was to show the missing element, the problem of mistake and erasure or obliteration copy g_ods

Art is not only a specific or special moment. It goes on longer. (a) photo is also a production that relies on it’s time. „It is a chemical process …. turn it into something more, as in chemistry an exchange, a chain reaction, a sublimation. An outcome of invention and time to try things out“.

About bioethics and the copy. Well I bet robots won’t have to worry about this, new chains and new injustices, must write on this

What are injustices in this next era? For example if a copy wants to attack the original? What meaning does the word “original” have in a future state of robot rullers.

We elevate the celebrities (people make money) but we elevate the process, the physical and mental process

In 1936 in “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction” Walter Benjamin pointed out the difference between stage and screen. In the stage, audience members can identify with the actor. In the movie screen people can see the point of view of the camera. Now, people forget there’s a lens. It’s..the acting is ….just there. ‘What about the idea of lips, won’t really need these in copying anymore, retains some of the human quality, qualities of separate parts used together in concert to express, emote, communicate and find one’s self. So…where will lips find a new place in society or in the dust bin.

‘Speaking from the heart with (using) the words of others’

Looking at some recent works or more precisely the exhibition posters for recent shows, it’s interesting for me to see that this persona can have not only my voice but also my face and body, and still be “outside” of me. Even more strongly, I feel that the closer the work gets to my own body or private life, the less personal it feels, somehow.

None of the female #gures are actually women, but constructions from gossip, literature and myths, which take on the female counterparts of the inhabitants of these realms. They’re both dreams of a collective consciousness and my own personal projections.

(excerpts of an interview between Nikola Dietrich and Yves Scherer for Mousse Magazine, #50, 2015 and quotes from recent chats with Julia Scher)


JULIA SCHER (b. 1954, Hollywood, US) lives and works in Cologne. She studied at the Uni- versity of California in Los Angeles and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she graduated in 1984. Scher has been a pioneer not only in the artistic field of surveillance art she has been doing numerous exhibitions in renowned international institutions and galleries such as The Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, US), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, US), Kölni- scher Kunstverein (Cologne), Andrea Rosen Gallery (New York), Fri-Art Centre d’Art Contem- porain (Fribourg, CH, with Vanessa Beecroft), Maurine and Robert Rothschild Gallery at Har- vard University (US), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco), Galerie Gerog Kargl (Vienna), Schipper & Krome (Berlin) and European Kunsthalle (Cologne). Julia Scher is professor for Multimedia Performance and Surveillant Architectures at the Kunsthochschule für Medien.

MELIKE KARA (b. 1985, Bensberg, DE) lives and works in Cologne. She studied at the Kunst- akademie Düsseldorf where she graduated in the masterclass of Rosemarie Trockel in 2014. Solo exhibitions include Open Forum (Berlin), Salon Kennedy (Frankfurt am Main) and Peres Pro- jects (Berlin, forthcoming). Contributions amongst others at Bar Babette (Berlin), Venus & Apoll (Düsseldorf) and Johann König Galerie (Berlin, forthcoming).

YVES SCHERER (b. 1987, Solothurn, CH) lives and works between New York and Berlin. He studied at the Royal College of Art London, where he graduated in 2014. Solo exhibitions include SSZ-Sued, (Cologne), Galerie Guido W. Baudach (Berlin), SALTS (Basel), Swiss Institute (New York), Salon Kennedy (Frankfurt am Main, with Florian Auer), Exo Exo (Paris), Carl Kostyal (London) and Studiolo (Milano, forthcoming). Contributions amongst others at Villa Schöningen (Berlin), Seventeen Gallery (London), Ellis King (Dublin), Swiss Art Awards
(Basel), Center (Berlin), Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel), Parallel Oaxaca (Mexico City), Grand Century (New York), Union Pacifc (London), Project Native Informant (London). Yves Scherer is the winner of the 2015 Swiss Art Award.

 

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Installation view: ’copy g_ods’, DREI, Cologne, 2015, Courtesy of DREI, Cologne

 

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YVES SCHERER, Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport, 2014, Gedämpfte Buche / curbed beechwood, 165 x 48 x 35 cm, Courtesy of Guido W. Baudach, Berlin and DREI, Cologne

 

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Installation view: ’copy g_ods’, DREI, Cologne, 2015, Courtesy of DREI, Cologne

 

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Installation view: ’copy g_ods’, DREI, Cologne, 2015, Courtesy of DREI, Cologne

 

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Installation view: ’copy g_ods’, DREI, Cologne, 2015, Courtesy of DREI, Cologne

 

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MELIKE KARA, nyt, 2015, Acryl und Ölstift auf Leinwand / acrylic and oilpen on canvas, 200 x 180 cm, Courtesy of Peres Projects, Berlin and DREI, Cologne

 

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Installation view: ’copy g_ods’, DREI, Cologne, 2015, Courtesy of DREI, Cologne

 

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Video still: JULIA SCHER, Lipsync’d 1986 – 2015, 1986 – 2015, video (00:16:35 min.), Courtesy of Esther Schipper, Berlin and DREI, Cologne

 

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Video still: JULIA SCHER, Lipsync’d 1986 – 2015, 1986 – 2015, video (00:16:35 min.), Courtesy of Esther Schipper, Berlin and DREI, Cologne

 

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Installation view: ’copy g_ods’, DREI, Cologne, 2015, Courtesy of DREI, Cologne

 

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Installation view: ’copy g_ods’, DREI, Cologne, 2015, Courtesy of DREI, Cologne

 

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YVES SCHERER, Mermaid (Emma), 2014, Bleistift und Marker auf Papier / pencil and ball pen on paper, 29,5 x 21 cm, Courtesy of Guido W. Baudach, Berlin and DREI, Cologne

 

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Installation view of YVES SCHERER, Sirens (Burn), 2015, Holz, Tatami-Matte, Acryl Medium, Plexiglas / wood, Tatami mattress, acrylic medium, plexiglass, 200 x 80 x 10 cm, Courtesy of Guido W. Baudach, Berlin and DREI, Cologne

 

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Installation view: ’copy g_ods’, DREI, Cologne, 2015, Courtesy of DREI, Cologne

 

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MELIKE KARA, nyt, 2015, Acryl und Ölstift auf Leinwand / acrylic and oilpen on canvas, 200 x 180 cm, Courtesy of Peres Projects, Berlin and DREI, Cologne

 

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JULIA SCHER, Selfie with Landscape Painting, 2015 Polaroid, 10,5 x 8,5 cm, Courtesy of Esther Schipper, Berlin and DREI, Cologne

 

All images: © Simon Vogel

DREI
copy g_ods
JULIA SCHER MELIKE KARA YVES SCHERER
Nov 13, 2015 – Jan 9, 2016
Arndtstrasse 4
50676 Cologne