Galerie Crystal Ball

Kirsty Kross – Lost and maybe even possibly Found, featuring the performance "We are so happy, really, really happy. We are so happy, yes, yes"

A conversation on German with the accent of the bourgeoisie of Sydney to the melody of Kylie Minogue.
Opening: 19.10.2012, 8 p.m. – Finissage & Performance: 16.11 2012, 8 p.m.

Kirsty Kross Lost and possibly possibly Found Gallery Crystal Ball Berlin
Lost and perhaps possibly Found, Kirsty Kross, Performance

Kirsty Kross about her installation and performance: “I analyze and compare a series of objects from my childhood focusing mostly on my bedspread from the age of 2 to 20 years old, with the bedspread I desperately wanted at the age of 12. The bedspread from my childhood was by the Finnish design brand, Marimekko. The bedspread I desperately wanted was by the Australian designer Ken Done, who my parents hated. I will also analyze other objects from my childhood. This sounds highly self indulgent, but I actually want to explore memories associated with growing up in Australia that reflect beliefs of cultural insecurity and inferiority in relationship to Europe, the complex relationship of many European Australians to the landscape and indigenous Australians and the anxiety many Australians feel in trying to construct a sense of authenticity. In doing so, “Lost and perhaps even possibly Found” explores the varied and changeable meaning of objects and how objects reflect, but also construct identity.”

Biography: Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and based in Berlin since 2004. Kirsty Kross performed for ten years with the art and music group, Team Plastique. The band experimented with the relationship between the Performer and the Audience. Now Kirsty Kross explores similar contexts in relation to her artwork. Her work deals with History, Post-Colonialism, Myth, Feminism and Autobiography as well as the Human Condition.

Kirsty Kross – Gang Bang Yin  Yang / Benjamin Blanke – The Fire Of My Love

Exhibition opening with performance,
Fr. 8. April at 8 p.m. – 15 p.m.
15. April 2011, open daily from 3 pm to 8 pm

Kirsty Kross Legs Akimbo Benjamin Blanke Gallery Crystal Ball Berlin

The miniature portrait series of Benjamin Blanke possess a special characteristic- a mannerist and ironic form of representation in portraiture. In most of the works, only the head of the subject is featured. Closely below the chin, on the neck, the composition abruptly ends, but still fills the pictorial space to the edge. The underlying theme of the works – physicalness, achieves in the reduced use of basic material, its subject.

Benjamin Blanke: Yul Brunner Gallery Crystal Ball
Yul Brunner, Benjamin Blake

The performances of Kirsty Kross alias Legs Akimbo, member of the popular band Team Plastique, involve creating situations where the audience experiments with social interaction and play within an improvised and flexible group context.

In GANG BANG YIN YANG the artist will also work with the ever-changing music ensemble, The Love Hospital Experimental Orchestra, to create an anti-perfectionist Happening between two polar extremes. The exhibiton features drawings of the artist as well as the results of the action.
Gang Bang, Kirsty Kross, Performance
Kirsty Kross Legs Akimbo Galerie Crystal Ball Berlin
Legs Akimbo, Kirsty Kross, Performance

Crystal Ball Berlin