AYUMI PAUL

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Earth Rhythms will be screened at “Afterlude/Prelude: Artists respond to Nam June Paik”, jointly organized by SFMOMA, National Gallery Singapore, with Chronus Art Canter and Tate Modern.

September 18 – 19, 2021

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The Singing Project is hosted by Gropius Bau in Berlin since August 2021. The first phase of the project consists of regular workshops.

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Song does not know the concept of yes or no, 2021
 
This participatory composition and installation holds space for the ritual of asking questions. Visitors are invited to take time to write down a question that is relevant to them and which is not answerable with yes or no. They seal the question with a piece of yarn and place it into the box. Nobody is going to ever read the questions. Once the practise of having phrased the question is complete, the visitors enter a dark space which is filled with the sound of bees. I then sing for the visitor who might be able to hear the answer to the question nestled within the song, created instantly and uniquely in the moment. Sometimes the responding song might appear elsewhere, in a dream, in a concert, through the radio, as a bird song, the sound of rain, etc.
 
(installation view / Gallery Villa Massimo)

Eternity (18.4.2021 / 4:30 pm / Rome, Italy), 2021

 
Antique gold thread, cashmere infused with dragon blood, acorn, pine, mimosa on hemp paper
31 x 42 cm, 12,2 x 16,5 in

ABOUT

Ayumi Paul is a Berlin-based artist, who works with composition and performance, paper, textile, film, and installation. The resonance between mind and matter and the interdependency of all phenomena are essential to her practice, which is dedicated to listening and engaging the nonlinear texture of life.  By mapping biographical nodes within the innate rhythms of the collective whole, her projects explore and foster relationship beyond current human-made conditionings.

She began playing the violin at age 5 and trained as a classical violinist at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin and Indiana University. During her active career as a violinist, throughout which she played concerts at many of the world´s most sought after concert halls, she also collaborated with an extensive range of artists from the experimental music and dance scene and continued her studies in the fields of somatics, science and ancient knowledge.

In recent years she has become more widely known in the visual and performative art context. Her work was presented at Blockhouse Gallery Tokyo (2015), Kunsthalle Osnabrück (2016), in collaboration with Ari Benjamin Meyers at Esther Schipper (2017), National Gallery Singapore (2018), and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris (2018).

In 2020 her first institutional solo exhibition SYMPATHETIC RESONANCE was presented at Kunsthalle Osnabrück. She was awarded with a fellowship stipend of the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome for January/February 2021, which she closed with a solo exhibition at the gallery of Villa Massimo in May 2021.

 

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