Pe Lang Random | nÂș 38 2024 motor, thread, mechanical parts, 65 x 33 x 11 cm

  • Pe Lang , Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri
  • Future Relics
  • 2024.06.08 Sat - 2024.07.06 Sat

STANDING PINE Tokyo is pleased to present a solo exhibition entitled “Future Relics” by Swiss artist Pe Lang from Saturday 8th June. Pe Lang is a kinetic artist who was born in 1974 in Switzerland and currently lives and works in Switzerland. In a constant process of gaining and losing control, Lang‘s kinetic installation engages a refined and focused exploration of interaction between the kinetic, the visual and the sonic. Although the works are made by combining inorganic mechanical parts, they produce elegant and organic movements and sounds unexpected even by the artists.

This exhibition features his new works as well we his collaboration works with Greek sound artist Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri. They have worked together since 2008 after realizing their shared interest in combining sound, kinetics, and visual arts. Their collaborative works oscillate between sound art and the designing of new musical instruments. They are particularly interested in creating mechanical and autonomous lifelike sculptures and installations without software and digital means. Their work achieves a delicate balance between control and surprise, precision and randomness, which is evident in every creation. By embracing this delicate equilibrium, they immerse viewers and listeners in mesmerizing artistic experiences that challenge conventional boundaries and preconceived notions.

Entitled “Future Relics”, this exhibition explores the intersection of “future technologies” and “ancient artifacts”. It reimagines conventional notions of time and progress by suggesting that our current advancements will become ancient relics in a far-off future. “Future Relics” highlights the fluidity of what is considered 'modern' or 'antiquated' and invites contemplation of cultural and technological evolution as interconnected.

Through artworks that can be seen as both “ancient artifacts” and “futuristic devices”, the exhibition offers insights into how ancient practices influence and are reinterpreted by modern technology. This dialogue suggests that while technology evolves, the core of human culture and ritual remains impactful.

Pe Lang, Space | nº 1, 2024
Bronce, brass, wood, glass, various mechanical parts
17x17x11 cm

Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri
Solo for Motor and Human Teeth Model ( 2024)
Motor, gypsum, polymer

Date: Saturday 8th June – Saturday 6th July
Hours: 12:00 - 18:00 (From Tuesday to Saturday)
Closed on Sunday, Monday and National holidays
Opening reception: Saturday 8th June, 17:00 – 19:00

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