PROJECT M/15 – “Sonoro”
On September 13th PROJECT M/15 celebrated its opening. This edition of the Project M/-series is a solo exhibition of the artist 2 Alas. It is entitled “Sonoro”, which means “sonorous” or “resounding” in Italian. And that’s exactly what visitors can expect here.
For Project M/15 “Sonoro”, the URBAN NATION production office at Bülowstrasse 97 was transformed into a minimalist space that gives the artworks and installations by 2 Alas the necessary setting to impress and amaze their viewers. In this solo exhibition, the US-based artist Andrew Antonaccio aka. 2 Alas stages ordinary everyday objects such as plastic bags and trash cans into installations that make us think.
“Sonoro” – sonorous, resounding
A wall of numerous trash cans he sets up with sounds recorded in nature, but also in the city. Visitors can interactively control the installation via a keyboard and create a sound that is deafening. We hear these sounds every day: birds singing, wind, weather, but also the noise of the city that almost overshadows everything.
2 Alas explores the materialistic excesses that have led society on a race to the bottom brazenly dressed up as ‘progress’. This materialistic mentality, which he blames today’s society for, is also reflected in his installation consisting of an overwhelming number of conventional plastic bags, which unfortunately are still far too often used for shopping.
In addition to these installations, the solo exhibition, curated by Tina Ziegler (Moniker Art Fair, Moniker Culture), also shows works with which 2Alas has become a favorite of Miami’s art scene: juxtapositional linear b&w portraiture alongside geometric abstractions created at mural scale combined with moss. Truly impressive!
Project M/15 “Sonoro” can be visited until November 13th.
🕐 Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
📍 Bülowstrasse 97, Berlin Schöneberg
Photos: Nika Kramer