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2019/06/07

Marchas de Elefantes, 2013 – Limerick⠀⁣
Multi-media installation, Darya von Berner⠀⁣
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Prequel Programme⠀⁣
Ormston House, Limerick, 2013⠀⁣
@ormston_house @cornellbirds⠀⁣
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‘Intelligent Elephant’ show graphically the infrasonic acoustic of elephant communication, with elephant calls of frequencies below the lower limit of human hearing (20 Hz). This special communication, serves elephant herds to coordinate themselves and can travel over distances of up to 10 kilometres. It was discovered by the bioacoustics researcher Katy Payne in 1984. Hereby very complex information is communicated acoustically, including emotive state, physical characteristics, intention, and perhaps reference to abstract concepts.⠀⁣
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sound recording and visuals with kind permission by:⠀⁣
Elephant Listening Project *⠀⁣
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology⠀⁣
with special thanks to Peter Wrege⠀⁣
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* Elephant Listening Project, uses acoustic methods to study and aid in the conservation of forest elephants in Central Africa.⠀⁣
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Curators: Joan Stack & Paul Quast⠀@elephantlisteningproject⁣
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2019/06/04

Marchas de Elefantes, 1997 – Basel⠀⁣
Wall Painting, Darya von Berner⠀⁣
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Galeria Triebold⠀⁣
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Basel, 1997⠀⁣
Wall painting, installation and sculpture⠀⁣
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The windows and beams of the gallery were covered with fabric, mattresses, wardrobes, chairs and other objects, as if a tornado had sucked everything into the gallery space. One of the gallery walls showed a large-scale mural of an elephant, tilted horizontally. All concentration was focused on the trumpeting of this elephant, which has not got a floor to stand on anymore.⠀⁣
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Text: Hubertus von Amelunxen⠀⁣
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The project Marcha de Elefantes, is a metaphor of walking: the walk of all the wild animals and people which have lost their habitat and homes, uprooted and forced to leave their place of origin.⠀⁣
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The work began as a series of large-scale murals, but later the wall-based work was complemented by sculptures, videos and also performances.⠀⁣

@elephantlisteningproject⁣

2019/06/03

Marchas de Elefantes, 1997 – Amsterdam⠀⁣
Wall Painting and web site, Darya von Berner⠀⁣
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Stedelijk Museum, World Wide Video Festival⠀⁣
Amsterdam, 1997⠀⁣
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@stedelijkmuseum⠀⁣
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In 1997, Tom van Vliet (director of the World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam) selected Marcha de Elefantes for an exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The work consisted of a webpage, showing a red toy elephant. Reflected on the surface of the elephant, one could see a sequence of images of miserable shacks, along a highway of south Madrid. The same elephant was then painted in a large format onto the wall of the museum, and the same sequence of images was projected on to the painting. The intention of the work, was to give a symbolic space to all those who have lost their homes⠀⁣
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The project Marcha de Elefantes, is a metaphor of walking: the walk of all the wild animals and people which have lost their habitat and homes, uprooted and forced to leave their place of origin.⠀⁣
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The work began as a series of large-scale murals, but later the wall-based work was complemented by sculptures, videos and also performances⠀⁣


@elephantlisteningproject⁣

2019/05/31

Marchas de Elefantes, 1997 – Mannheim⠀⁣
Wall Painting, Darya von Berner⠀⁣
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Galeria Angelo Falzone⠀⁣
Mannheim, Germany, 1998⠀⁣
Wall painting, objects and performance⠀⁣
Foto: Claus Stolz and Andreas Winkler⠀⁣
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The most impressive of this series of ephemeral paintings, took place in a gallery space of almost 1000 m2. For this painting and performance, von Berner relied on the generous help of five volunteers.⠀⁣
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For the performance the helpers were painted in the same way like the ephemeral mural, to somewhat visually become a fragment of the great elephant, just like in the well-known Hindu fable, in which six blind men, explain from their fragmented and partial viewpoint, how an elephant is. But none of them achieves to give a vision of the elephants totality.⠀⁣
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In our society elephants appear in form of toys, logos, cartoons and also documentaries, all of which are partial visions, which makes it impossible to perceive what the presence of a real elephant in his natural habitat can really transmit, moreover we can not really understand the significance of the extinction of this animal and its natural habitat.⠀⁣
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The project Marcha de Elefantes, is a metaphor of walking: the walk of all the wild animals and people which have lost their habitat and homes, uprooted and forced to leave their place of origin.⠀⁣
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The work began as a series of large-scale murals, but later the wall-based work was complemented by sculptures, videos and also performances.⠀⁣
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@elephantlisteningproject⁣

2019/05/29

Marchas de Elefantes, 1996 – Barcelona⠀
Wall Painting, Darya von Berner⠀

Galeria Metropolitana de Barcelona⠀
Barcelona, 1996⠀
Photo: Santi Viladrich⠀

At the Gallery Metropolitana (Barcelona) the large-scale mural, showed this time only large fragments of the body of an elephant.⠀

The project Marcha de Elefantes, is a metaphor of walking: the walk of all the wild animals and people which have lost their habitat and homes, uprooted and forced to leave their place of origin.⠀

The work began as a series of large-scale murals, but later the wall-based work was complemented by sculptures, videos and also performances.⠀

2019/05/27

Marchas de Elefantes, 1996 – Köln⠀
Wall Painting, Darya von Berner⠀

Art Special Hansa⠀
Köln, 1996⠀


Darya von Berner showed her monumental mural Marcha de Elefantes, as part of Art Special Hansa (Cologne).⠀

Curated by: Uta M. Reindl and Georg Dietzler⠀


The project Marcha de Elefantes, is a metaphor of walking: the walk of all the wild animals and people which have lost their habitat and homes, uprooted and forced to leave their place of origin.⠀

The work began as a series of large-scale murals, but later the wall-based work was complemented by sculptures, videos and also performances.⠀

2019/05/25

Marchas de Elefantes, 1994 – Assisi⠀
Wall Painting, Darya von Berner⠀

Rocca Maggiore Sistema Museo di Perugia⠀
Comune di Assisi⠀
Assisi, Italy, 1994⠀
Wall painting⠀
Photo: Mika Schiffer @mikaschiffer⠀

The second installation of Marcha de Elefantes took place at the Sistema Museo/ Rocca Maggiore di Perugia (Assisi, Italy). At this occasion the ephemeral painting of this monumental elephant march, was realized on a palisade, that surrounded the castle.⠀

Curator: Giulietta Speranza⠀
Performance dance: Gisella Zanmatti⠀
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The project Marcha de Elefantes, is a metaphor of walking: the walk of all the wild animals and people which have lost their habitat and homes, uprooted and forced to leave their place of origin.⠀

The work began as a series of large-scale murals, but later the wall-based work was complemented by sculptures, videos and also performances.⠀

2019/05/24

Marchas de Elefantes, 1992 – Gibellina⠀
Wall Painting, Darya von Berner⠀

Photo: Grazie Blanco⠀
@fondazione_orestiadi⠀
Gibellina, Sicily, Italy, 1992⠀

Marcha de Elefantes was presented at the Paesaggio con Rovine, Gibellina,Sicily. For the first time Darya von Berner painted a large-scale mural of several elephants, that seemed to walk around the room painted in red.⠀

Curators: Achille Bonito Oliva and Giuliana Stella⠀

#achillebonitooliva⠀

The project Marcha de Elefantes, is a metaphor of walking: the walk of all the wild animals and people which have lost their habitat and homes, uprooted and forced to leave their place of origin.⠀

The work began as a series of large-scale murals, but later the wall-based work was complemented by sculptures, videos and also performances.⠀