01/09 exhibition pop-up from the Peres Projects Gallery (Berlin)

01/09 exhibition pop-up from the Peres Projects Gallery (Berlin)

Pop-up Peres Projects Gallery (Berlin)
‘Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer’ by Leo Gabin
September 1st -15th

Starting from September 1st, New Holland’s Art Gallery will host the pop-up Peres Projects Gallery (Berlin) with an exhibition by the Belgian art collective Leo Gabin named 'Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer.' Leo Gabin (Lieven Deconinck, Gaëtan Begerem and Robin De Vooght) all live and work in Ghent, Belgium and have worked as a collective since the early 2000's using media such as video, painting, drawing and sculpture. Leo Gabin take inspiration from the proliferation of user generated media on the internet and the until now undefined space straddling the public and private realms. They push romantic notions of artistic inspiration aside and create works that use aggregated social media content to provoke the imagination. In doing so, the works that emerge expose the often unsavory nature of the content that our colleagues, friends and teenagers are openly putting online. 

For their exhibition 'Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer' (which is derived from a high school football cheer) at New Holland the collective Leo Gabin will show a selection of their video works. These works are created from found footage selected from youtube and other video hosting sites. Images like girls filming themselves when reenacting the choreography from a new music-video clip by their favorite pop star or singing the newest hit single and even films of themselves cleaning their bedroom. Leo Gabin combine, order and re-edit these images in a way that you get a good view on how today's youth interacts with new media like webcams, digital cameras and smart phones. The video pieces are always short, around 3 minutes, and have a single song as their 'soundtrack,' which refers to the big influence of music video clips in these topics. For the presentation of these videos the collective has created a replica of a typical girl's teenage bedroom, just like those in which most of these type of self shot images are made. This representation emphasises that this way of communicating and self-expression has taken influences from popular culture and has now become an important part of this culture itself.

Leo Gabin have taught as a collective at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent where they received their Fine Art degrees. 

Some of their selected exhibitions include solo shows in Berlin (Whatever Is Clever, Peres Projects Mitte, 2012), Athens (Get That Patty Cake Going, Peres Projects, 2011), аs well as group exhibitions in New York (Flash Mob, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, 2012), London (In your face, SHOWStudio Gallery, 2012), Milan (Into the surface, Brand New Gallery, 2012). 

The opening of the exhibition will start on September 1st, at 19.00, admission is by invitation only. Starting from September 2nd admission is free, the Art Gallery works every day from 12.00 till 20.00. The project is supported by Grolsch.