Sonja Gerdes | Cirrus / Exhibitions

Sonja Gerdes

Pie of Trouble. Let's Hang. Air for Free. Uncertainty. Absurdity. You look at it but it doesn't exist. Anahata. Vishuda rising. Unpredictability.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE

in collaboration with Judith Sönnicken, Görkem Bereket, Seamus Blackley, Alika Cooper, Martin Velez, Juliana Lujan, Leonardo Bravo with Big City Forum, Eliza Swann, Amanda Yates Garcia, Carol Cheh, Emma Haugh …..

March 29th
1pm – 4pm
Location: Cirrus Gallery

Meet with Sonja Gerdes' alter ego “Pie of Trouble. Let’s hang” to have conversations about the amorphous. “Pie of Troube. Let’s hang” will read from Karen Bared interview “Matter feels, converses, suffers, desires, yearns and remembers” in “New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies. Rick Dolphijn and Iris van der Tuin“ (2012)

March 30th
1pm – 4pm
Location: Cirrus Gallery

*CANCELLED

Meet with Sonja Gerdes' alter ego “Pie of Trouble. Let’s hang” to have conversations about the amorphous. “Pie of Trouble. Let’s hang” will read from Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" (2014)


QUANTUM NINJA PERFORMANCE
April 1st - 8th
Sonja Gerdes in collaboration with Judith Sönnicken
*
A one week activation of the amorphous quantum environment


April 1st
11 am
Location: Cirrus Gallery

Ceremonial activation of Judith Sönnicken’s Magic Cape
(fluorescent purple hexagon membrane)

Magic Capes are wearable, activated textile circles surrounding selves: collapses of consciousness into matter. They are about empowerment, activation, light, extroversion, action as well as meditation, solitude, shadow, introversion, inaction.

Quantum communication: Global warming and the Chthulucene

Guests:
Görkem Bereket, cook, writer and environmental economist, proclaiming the concept of degrowth and adaptive energy foot printing. High energy physicist Seamus Blackley is known as the "father of the Xbox." He operates a physics and rapid prototyping lab in Los Angeles. 

Cooking a Stone soup with regional ingredients, harvested around the gallery.


April 2nd
12 pm
Location TBA

Human Photosynthesis Rave

The oldest ritual humans perform is dance. This rave is a daytime activity, a simple unification of movement and sound, celebration of vitality and bass.


April 3rd
12 pm
Location: Food and water watch
3000 S. Robertson Blvd.
Suite 255
Los Angeles, California  90034

Quantum expedition: Nutritional resourcing

"We work to protect Californian’s water from fracking, to curtail oil drilling and to make the state’s agriculture more environmentally and socially responsible.  Join us and get involved.“

http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/


April 4th
12 pm
Location: Cirrus Gallery

Free jazz shapeshifting


April 5th
12 pm
Location: the streets of Los Angeles

Quantum expedition: Breathe, you infinite
Cooking stone soup in different galleries.


April 6th
12 pm
Location: Cirrus Gallery
Free jazz shapeshifting


April 7th
12 pm
Location:
Center for Reversed Aging
455 N Roxbury Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Quantum expedition: Reversed Aging

"At Reverse Aging Centre we bring together some of the world’s foremost physicians, with specialties ranging from stem cell and regenerative therapies to cutting-edge cosmetic surgery, dermatology, weight management, hormone rebalancing, brain health restoration, IV nutrition and sophisticated checkups. We share a commitment to providing you with the very best in proven medicine."

http://www.reverseagingcentre.com

April 8th
12 pm
Location: Cirrus Gallery

Carbon conductivity, photosynthesizing in two gardens

Premiere of Judith Sönnicken’s
VR Google gardening
2017
Producer: Daniel Lisi

Two interdimensional travelers are planting flora in the garden of the Googleplex building in Silicon Valley. The ritual takes place in virtual reality, allowing them to trespass into a corporate, privatized environment that embodies a search engine. While Google claims accessibility to all human knowledge in virtual space, the two figures are glitching through the cracks of this mental geography, in order to introduce unknown species into its actual garden.

The sound consists of adaptive biofeedback of the plants to their environment, touch and water.

Performers, costumes, tools: Sonja Gerdes, Judith Sönnicken

Sound: Martin Velez

Producer: Daniel Lisi

Studio: Navel.live, Los Angeles

Post-production: Serhiy Protsenko

Plant selection and sponsoring: Alika Cooper 

Thanks to: Chris Varenhorst, Kristoffer Josefsson,

Caspar Böhme, Hansun Hsiung



BIG CITY FORUM PRESENTS
two events that are designed to amplify and expand upon the ecology of personal and collective consciousness. The events include “Star Channeling” with Eliza Swann and “Poets on the Anthropocene” (in collaboration with Harold Abramowitz).

Big City Forum (BCF) is a curatorial and social practice platform founded by Los Angeles based artist, educator, and activist Leonardo Bravo. Through interdisciplinary approaches across design, architecture, and the arts, it provides an ongoing exploration of the intersections between these creative disciplines and new ways of knowledge making within the context of public space and personal and collective change. 

April 28th
7 – 9pm
Location: Cirrus Gallery

"Star Channeling" with Eliza Swann

Learn to connect to a star and channel information from that celestial intelligence. We will practice basic channeling and automatic writing and drawing techniques. 


May 13th
12 – 3pm
Location: Cirrus gallery
*Organized by Sonja Gerdes

Carol Cheh

Get a free tarot reading from the Asian American perspective! Carol Cheh just acquired a brand new set of Asian American tarot cards and needs some practice with this new psychic tool. Help her learn and you just may get some valuable insights into current life events!


May 13th
3 – 5pm
Location: Cirrus Gallery

Poets on the Anthropocene

Three Southern California poets will read their work and discuss how the profound instability of the natural world informs their poetry, which often confronts the limitations of language while investigating forms that mirror our increasingly chaotic environment.

Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman,
Michelle Detorie and Janice Lee: 3 to 5pm


Previous Exhibitions
2017
UNIQUE AND SINGULAR
2016
TYLER MATTHEW OYER: RELEASE
GHOSTING THE SCREEN / ENGRAVINGS WITH SOUND
BRICE BISCHOFF: LIAR CHANNEL
THIS IS NOT A CONNECTION
2015
UNTETHERED
2014
UNTETHERED 2005
IAN HOKIN: MIRAGE FINE LINE
GILLIAN THEOBALD "ELEMENTS"
MARGARET NIELSEN:
LOVE STORIES / SHORT STORIES
THE PICTURE I CARRY IN MY HEAD
CURATED BY
TERRI PHILLIPS
IDEAL TERRITORY
NEW WORK BY 
RECENT UC IRVINE  MFA GRADUATES
CURATED BY ELAN GREENWALD
DIMITRI KOZYREV
MOTION TRACKING
CALARTS POST GRADUATE EXHIBITION
CURATED BY WILLIAM KAMINSKI
JJ VILLARD
SUSAN LOGORECI
CHARLES CHRISTOPHER HILL
GIVE 'EM A LITTLE BONJOUR
2004
2013-2014
ELAINE BRADFORD
BUILDING ON RUINS JUSTIN MOORE - "GENESIS"
2013
PLAY-GALLERY FOR STILL AND MOTION PICTURES AT CIRRUS
TYLER MATTHEW OYER
SHIMMY SHAKE EARTHQUAKE
ARBORETUM
A COSMIC ENCOUNTER MARGO VICTOR "MVG TESTS"
BRICE BISCHOFF
"THE GLASSEL PARK SERIES"
JACOB DYRENFORTH "ROMANTIC COMEDY" AND "EVERY GUITAR MOVE"
ROLE-PLAY
IMAGES IN PERIL
MARK BRADFORD MONOPRINTS
2012 "CRAZY THOUGHTS HAVE QUICK WINGS"
CURATED BY
EVE WOOD
NARCISSISM, THE REAL, THE FAKE AND THE ANTI-DIGITAL IMPULSE
2003
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: OPEN NETWORK
DIMITRI KOZYREV "JOURNEY'S II
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: THE VISITATION
PAINTING BY LETTERS
2011
ROSS BLECKNER "PATHWAYS"
DANIEL BRANDELY "ALAMEDA DANCE"
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: LIVIN' L.A.
"RECESS"
CURATED BY DAN BAYLES
ONCE EMERGING, NOW EMERGING: NOW AND THEN
INSIDE/OUTSIDE: STATES OF BEING
"IN THE SHADOW OF SUMMMER BLISS"
CURATED BY JUSTIN MOORE AND JEAN MILANT
SUSAN LOGORECI, JAMES GRIFFIOEN AND DENNIS OPPENHEIM

"SERIES"
"SELECTED GRAPHICS" LOPEZ COLLECTION
2010
"DRAWINGS" DIMITRI KOZYREV
JONAS WOOD: PRINTS
2002
CRAIG KAUFFMAN:
WORKS ON PAPER RETROSPECTIVE
MAGGIE LOWE TENNESEN
REMIX JULY 2010
SALOMON HUERTA
GILLIAN THEOBALD:
NEW PAINTINGS

ED RUSCHA "COUNTRY CITISCAPES"
2009
JUSTIN MOORE
FLATLINE
NATHANIEL DE LARGE
at large
DIMITRI KOZYREV
THE AWFUL PARENTHESIS
CURATED BY
ARAM MOSHAYEDI
2001
RICHARD BAKER
VENICE/VENICE
JOHN BALDESSARI AND
 BRUCE NAUMAN

"GILLIAN THEOBALD"
"l*AND*sc*APE"
CURATED BY GEORGE RAGGETT
JAY BOLOTIN: THE JACKLEG TESTAMENT: PART ONE: JACK & EVE
"AUXILIARY SETTINGS"
CURATED BY STEVEN CRIQUI AND JEAN MILANT

CHARLOTTE F. SMITH
2008
2000
"VIJA CELMINS"
JEDD GARRET:
WONDEROUS ORBS OF LIFE

NEW PRINTS BY
JOAN NELSON AND 
CERAMICS BY ROGER HERMAN
COSMOS FACTORY
CURATED BY BRAD EBERHARD
"PAST AND NEW PRINTS"
SUMMER COOL
SUSAN LOGORECI
THERE IS ALWAYS
MORE FOR PEOPLE
LIKE YOU

1999
"GILLIAN THEOBALD"
"STEVEN CRIQUI"
MARK GOLAMCO
CLOAK AND CANDLE
 
"JERRY BRANE"
VIJA CELMINS
"GUY DE COINTET"
2007
ALL HUMAN ACTIONS
CURATED BY

DAWN KASPER
NIGHT BLOOMS
CURATED BY
MARK GOLAMCO

JUSTIN MOORE: TIME MACHINES & PARANOID LANDSCAPES
STRODE & WILDER
WORKS ON PAPER
2006
NAIVE SET THEORY
CURATED BY CATHERINE TAFT
SUSAN LOGORECI: AREAS OF INTEREST
QUIVER
SUPERSIZE PRINTS
HEATHER BROWN-
JACOB HALEVY-JONAS WOOD
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