I think I scan, I think I scan, I think I scan. And I touch, in order to see. Scanning is a visual movement, a sweeping glance, a skim, an analysis, and a conversion. To scan is to look quickly, and also to look carefully. In the digital realm, scanning demands proximity, it is intimate in this way. The seeing eye of the machine is a reader of surfaces, recording traces of a perceptual and tactile encounter. In the land of the flatbed, touch, vision, and memory become inseparable. In this sense, the seeing organ is more akin to a tongue than an eye, a close-up form of perception and ingestion, licking blindly in the dark.”  – Chantal Faust. 2018

 Otto Ford,   Pablo In PIeces  , Mounted Digital Print, 250x200cm

Otto Ford, Pablo In PIeces, Mounted Digital Print, 250x200cm

 Natur Blick Install

Natur Blick Install

   Summa Theologica VII  , CNC milled SikaBlock finished in Black, 55x110x77cm, 2018

Summa Theologica VII, CNC milled SikaBlock finished in Black, 55x110x77cm, 2018

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Natur Blick Install

 Anna Sklademann,   Empress of Ireland  , C-Type Print on Aluminium, 150x110cm, 2016

Anna Sklademann, Empress of Ireland, C-Type Print on Aluminium, 150x110cm, 2016

 Chantal Faust,   Plant Life   4, Digital Print, 120x70cm, 2014

Chantal Faust, Plant Life 4, Digital Print, 120x70cm, 2014

 Augustine Carr ,  Glanz  , CNCed SikaBlock finished in Black, 133x87x86cm, 2017

Augustine Carr, Glanz, CNCed SikaBlock finished in Black, 133x87x86cm, 2017

 Samantha Lee,  Hard-wear 02 , duratran print mounted to perspex, LED backlight panel, 150x75cm, 2016

Samantha Lee, Hard-wear 02, duratran print mounted to perspex, LED backlight panel, 150x75cm, 2016

 Augustine Carr,   Preferred By Teachers  , Digitally Embroidered Tapestry, Cotton and Linen, 230x140cm, 2018

Augustine Carr, Preferred By Teachers, Digitally Embroidered Tapestry, Cotton and Linen, 230x140cm, 2018

 Anna Sklademann,   Sorbet  , 150x110cm, 2017.                  Samantha Lee  Hard-wear 05,  duratran print and LED, 150x75cm, 2016 

Anna Sklademann, Sorbet, 150x110cm, 2017.                  Samantha Lee Hard-wear 05, duratran print and LED, 150x75cm, 2016 

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Natur Blick Install

 Gili Lavy,  Furlong , Two Channel Work, 2018                                                   WARD,   CALVARIA    ,   60 x110 cm, C-Type Print, 2009

Gili Lavy, Furlong, Two Channel Work, 2018                                                   WARD, CALVARIA, 60 x110 cm, C-Type Print, 2009

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Natur Blick Install

 Aiix Marie,   Orlando,   Photographic Paper and Wax, Variable Dimensions 2018

Aiix Marie, Orlando, Photographic Paper and Wax, Variable Dimensions 2018

 Andrea Zucchini  , Participation Mystique,   Two Channel Video, 2017

Andrea Zucchini, Participation Mystique, Two Channel Video, 2017

 Chantal Faust,   Head Spin,   Digital Print, 110x70cm, 2014

Chantal Faust, Head Spin, Digital Print, 110x70cm, 2014

 Anna Sklademann,   Sorbet  , C-Type Print mounted on Aluminium, 150x110cm, 2017

Anna Sklademann, Sorbet, C-Type Print mounted on Aluminium, 150x110cm, 2017

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Natur Blick Install

Augustine Carr | Chantal Faust | Otto Ford Gili Lavy | Clair Le Couteur
Samantha Lee | Alix Marie | Anna Skladmann | WARD Andrea Zucchini

The Koppel Project is pleased to present Natur Blick, curated by Augustine Carr and Paula Zambrano, which brings together the work of ten contemporary artists who investigate the concept of ‘scanning’. The works included vary from photography to installation, video to performance, and sculpture as well as accompanying texts by Chantal Faust.

Natur Blick, which roughly translates to the ‘nature of looking’ is derived from Goethe’s quote, “Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking.” It explores various interpretations of a ‘scan’.  Furthermore, it invites us to first consider scanning as a way to absorb what we see around us, and then to dwell on the thoughts and perceptions that capture us, on the ideas and feelings that, inversely, scan us. Natur Blick therefore takes place in both the physical and experiential worlds.

Alongside this exhibition, The Koppel Project Hive will host two performances by the LUNATRAKTORS featuring Carli Jefferson & Clair Le Couteur. With a combination of percussion and vocals, the LUNATRAKTORS explore how the word ‘scan’ can be used to describe the rhythm or structure of verse, by tapping the foot. 

Paula Zambrano, 2018