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SOLO SHOW 2021:
SECOLO XIX, Genova, 01.10.2020
The video combines and overlays filmed paintings with film footage of the sea. The watercolour works are created in meditative processes in silent dialogue with the sea, always outdoors. The poetic text of my video oscillates between passages that might be directed at a human partner and parts that express a profound emotional attachment to the sea itself: So profound that a sense of personal responsibility for the state of the biosphere is clearly manifested.
DANCES FOR A LOST SPRINGTIME, photo series of Videostills and Video Loop, 4 min
In this video I combine elements of dance, music and painting, with the intention of „celebrating“ the end of the lockdown in a performative way, with all the senses. In Munich, where I was brought up, there is the legend of the „Scheffler-Dance“, which says that after the plague epidemic in 1512 the first people who left their homes after the blockade were the Scheffler. They danced on the streets to encourage others who remained at home frightened. These dances were a sign that the city was finally safe.
SOLO SHOW 2019, NERVI: DIARY AND LOG BOOK
Torre Gropallo, Genoa Nervi, Italy, September 2019
In this exhibition the artist invites visitors to enter her artistic diary: Two years ago Carolina Goedeke moved from Berlin to Genoa Nervi, where she paints on the rocks establishing a silent dialogue with the surrounding nature. These works, 35 watercolour paintings and drawings, always created confronting the sea, can be seen as intuitive maps, visualizing energetic processes of internal change:
A voyage inside my body / Inspired by the observation of the waves/ It’s the current of the sea I feel inside me/ Its perpetual motion makes me question my ideas of identity and boundaries
Paintings as an antidote against stagnation. . . watching nature, at the same time observing the flow of energy inside one’s own body. During the process of painting, the unconscious is creating meanings, without a rational control of the artist: Floating with its own rhythm, as in music, one tune follows the other continuously.
So the paintings offer each visitor his or her own individual interpretation. Carolina’s visual diary speaks not only of an individual journey, but also of broader, archetypal, even mystical processes that seek dialogue with the viewer.
Supported by Pro Loco Nervi, Comune di Genova, Municipio lX Levante
GROUP SHOW 2018, Nervi Castle, Genoa, Italy, MEMORY BOX
There is no memory without oblivion, 18 artists in comparison, 18 boxes in balance
Between memory and forgetfulness, Curated by Acciughefelici, Cultural Association
BIRDS AND RESILIENCY
Video – Installation, Loop, 14 minutes, 2017, in English. Concept, performances, video, drawings, text: Carolin/a Goedeke, in collaboration with Dieter Goedeke
I quote memories of my father’s war childhood from 1939 in Berlin, Kaliningrad, and his flight across the frozen Baltic Sea to „Frisches Haff“ and to Denmark in April 1945.
This video is not a historical documentation, I visualize hope and “resilience”: the ability of the human soul to overcome traumatic experiences by establishing a positive force within. I combine these texts from a child’s point of view with surreal performance scenes in nature.
Nervi Castle, Genova
curated by Barbara Cella (Exhibition) and Anita Chieppa (Events)
Carolina Goedeke brings to Nervi Castle a work focused on her relationship with the sea, inspired by the light and waves of Liguria. While painting on the rocks of Nervi, she establishes a silent dialogue with the surrounding nature. This arouses meditative energetic and emotional processes in her, which she transfers onto the sheet of paper, creating vividly coloured watercolours and thus creating a dreamlike and imaginative space.
These works are complementary to the videos she makes, combining the sound of her clarinet with the images derived from her experiences and sensations aroused by this communion with the sea and nature. „I am convinced that we need an empathic relationship with nature to be more capable of protecting it. A distant appreciation does not seem to me sufficient, so a „mystical”; approach could be useful: Feeling more united for a moment allows us to forget the boundaries between us, between different species and between the phenomenas of nature“.
The Paintings, Video Installation and Clarinet Performances find their natural location in Nervi Castle, where they produce a continuous visual and sensory reference to the sea entering through the windows open on the horizon.
For his project, Carolina Goedeke moved from Berlin to Genoa Nervi in 2017. Being an interdisciplinary artist, she develops a synthesis between visual arts, music and performance focused on the exploration of empathic relationships between humans and nature, where she questions the solidity of the boundaries between them.
Her artworks reveals a specific combination of these different artistic languages, in which her paintings are conceived and inserted in the wider projects of performance and Videos, accompanied by the sound of her clarinet: A continuous oscillation of sound and visual sensations.
During the inauguration there will be a screening of the video „The Airy Ocean“. (PR-Text: Barbara Cella)
Exhibition patronized by the Municipality of Genoa and the Town Hall lX Levante
Every Saturday and Sunday h. 19. 00-19,30: „Colors of the Clarinet”; musical performance by Carolina Goedeke in reference to the works of the exhibition
Friday 14th September h. 19. 00 „Anima mare“, sound improvisations with Bruno Gussoni (flutes), Riccardo Canessa (bass guitar) and Carolina Goedeke (clarinet) in rererence to the exhibited Paintings
Fotos: Lucia Luce, Furio Belloro, Raffaella Renzoni Rubino, Carolina Goedeke