You are invited to join us for a special evening with 7course meal, new expo opening and other cool activities!
by Stof & licht – Zus stapel & Thomas chudoba
Enschede based visual creators Thomas Chudoba (1971) and Zus Stapel (1973) have been building an oeuvre of works together for the past six years. They worked each, individually, with (mostly) one medium, Zus with fabric and Thomas with light….but once they met, the chemistry started working and they felt working together would bring forth an image stronger and the duality that is created by working with two key materials invites a dialogue. This dialogue plays a constant factor between creation and creator and is of greatest value to the artists.
The fact that we are humans with a drive to express ourselves is an obvious drive for the artists as visual creators, but sharing the dialogue between creator and creation as two individuals gives the works a depth that surpasses art, experienced by the artists as a powerful flow of energy between two sources and a broad exchange of mental and emotional content.
Tapping into paired subjects such as male and female, yin and yang, physical and spiritual, reality of things and surreality of them, universal duality of everything. In the end they can bring it all back to two things… fabric and light, or better said, matter and energy.
Thomas Chudoba and Zus Stapel work from their studio at STUDIO COMPLEX and prefer a conscious, minimalist and low tech approach towards materials and expense.
-Artist in residency:
Azar is an Iranian artist based in Berlin. 2010 she arrived from Iran to Germany and studied Fine Arts. The immigration and her part time jobs as a social worker with refugees confronted her with many situations of adaptation. It influenced her works as an artist. Her Work is predominantly about the Social Norms.
The internalising of the (new) social norms, the education and the control of nature is the starting point in Azar´s art. In different projects, Azar uses diversity of inspiration to research artistically about these themes. Questioning, how society controls the elements inside it and how are the traces of control on our physical bodies?
She is interested to work on the imaginary extreme side of education, which in her recent works, “Tree-Control”, enhance the radical control over a plant.
CV, exhibitions and more information:
Making non-digital (paper)mail or writing an informal letter is relaxing and brings joy to oneself as well as others.
You can easily make something crazy and fun and put it in an envelope, a drawing, a collage or some scraps. Everyone is happy and cheerful when they receive handmade mails.
You can write to a stranger, to yourself or make something for a special person.
And Iris is there to help you out with your writer’s-block or crafting-shame!
Curious about your near future or insecure about life’s decisions!?
Your fortune teller Kitty Kruidhof will be in ” The Room” to get you a personal reading!
Time: Opening : 17:00
Dinner : 18:00
7-course dinner : €15
In case of special diet please inform us latest on Monday evening! Reservation is not mandatory but preferred ! It makes it easier for us to buy the right amount so less is wasted! ( to be made until Monday evening, valid till 18:30 on Tuesday)