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PS Art Space presents,

Open the Gates-second performance

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Date & time

8th of May 2015 at 7:30pm



22-26 Pakenham Street
  • West End


You are invited to attend the second of three performances by German sound artist Johannes S. Sistemanns as part of a new site specific large scale installation at PS Art Space.

Working with cling film and sound, Sistermanns creates immersive environments of the highest order by testing the limits of space, sound and silence, and Glad Wrap.

'My approach to space is intuitive, and visitors shouldn't be trying to [interpret] my message - it's not important what I am thinking or imagining,' Sistermanns states.

Open the Gates is the second performance as part of the Spacefolding exhibition. The exhibition runs from the 2 May until the 17 May (Tue-Sat, 11 am-4 pm & special opening Sun 17 May, 11 am-4 pm).

Don't miss the final performance, SPACE/PLI, in collaboration with Decibel and presented as part of The Totally Huge New Music Festival 2015 on Friday 15 May, doors open 7.30 pm-show begins at 8 pm.

About: Sistermanns is an internationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist and has held exhibitions and residencies all over the world. He holds a doctorate in Musicology from the Musikhoschschule in Koeln and is a session tutor in new music at the ETH. Since 1983 he has been touring, living, teaching, performing and exhibiting and has been the recipient of numerous residencies including Paris, New York, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Europe and Australia.

In 2008 he was awarded the Karl-Sczuka-Prize (support grant winner) German SWR Radio and the German Soundart Award 2008. In 2015 he was the selected artist for the GOLDEN RECORD which was sent into the orbit 2015 with the elctroacoustic composition, 'Abund_dance'.

He has just recently returned from MONA FOMA where he staged a large scale sound installation inside the Salamanca Art Centre in Hobart.

SPACEFOLDING is presented by PS Art Space, Tura New Music & sponsored by Kunststiftung NRW Dusseldorf

Image: courtesy of the artist and Salamanca Arts Centre.

    • Adult
  • Free!
    • Toilets
    • Wheelchair access