BENEATH THE SURFACE, ink and wax on silk, dimensions variable, 2022

48 Stunden Neukölln 2022 Festival: June 24 - 26, 2022
Exhibition Dates: June 24 - August 24, 2022

Gallery UNO Projektraum Berlin
Wissmannstraße 12, 12049 Berlin, Germany
New Work by Nikkole Huss is exhibited alongside works of art from the Gallery UNO Projektraum Berlin's collection by Claus Haensel, Deanna Kruger, Giulia Ripandelli, Luigi Polsini, Germogli di Vento, Paola Romoli-Venturi, and Antonia Lange. Curated by Barbara Goebels-Cattaneo.
The 48 Stunden Neukölln 2022 festival theme, "Kafayı yemek" is a multifaceted Turkish phrase. It is defined as a having an extreme reaction to a dramatic event. 
The immersive installation, BENEATH THE SURFACE is inspired by overwhelming feelings of isolation due to the global pandemic.  The site-specific, fiber installation consists of hand-painted, stretched silk circles that continuously spin while suspended from the ceiling at various heights.  The imagery portrays a fictional underwater, botanical nursery.  Smooth and spiny succulents are fleshy, engorged and retaining water in various stages of rejuvenation.  Amid pandemic nerves, there is comfort in the appreciation of a land of wonder, imagination and the possibility of recovery.
48 Stunden Neukölln is an art festival and a platform for Berlin's independent art scene. From June 24-26, Neukölln is transformed into an artistic experimental field for 48 hours. 230 projects at over 180 locations present performances, visual art, music and participatory projects. 

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