Opening: September 20, 5-8 PM Hours: September 20-22, 10 AM-5 PM Free Entry Lobe Block / U-Gesundbrunnen / Böttgerstraße 16, 13357 Berlin
Those Are Clouds is a solo exhibition by Juniper Foam, filmed in 10 languages and shown on 6 projections throughout the Lobe Block space.
The characters are non-actors filmed in Berlin, Naples, Belgrade, Dresden and Tehran. Instead of facing each other, they look in the same direction, out into the distance, sharing their thoughts about the world they see. Their voices and the environmental sounds are occasionally transformed into music, so the film scenes that are spread across the two-story, open-plan space temporarily gel together as an ensemble of intimate portraits before disappearing once again into the cinema of everyday life.
We see a father washing his daughter’s hair, a couple's hands as they eat Chinese food, friends driving their go-kart through an outdoor performance, and more. Those Are Clouds is the first solo exhibition in Berlin by artist and teacher, Juniper Foam. Born in Michigan in 1982, he received an MFA from CalArts and then moved to Berlin when he was awarded a fellowship for artistic research at the University of Art’s Graduate School (UdK). He founded the label Care Of Editions in 2012 as a form of social practice, where he redesigned models of music distribution through the lens of performance. Today he runs the label as a collective with his former students and young curators from around the world. In the past year, Juniper’s films, video installations and music have been shown internationally at the Triennale Milano, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro and the Cultural Center of Belgrade. Lobe Lokal, the restaurant and food heart of the Lobe Block, will be serving a special “Juniper Foam” cocktail and finger food during the opening event.