What dreams are made of? Ethereal art by Irene Cruz mixed with poetry and music

Irene Cruz

Grundkreuz – What Dreams Are Made Of from Irene Cruz on Vimeo.

Berlin based photographer and video artist Irene Cruz is starting this season more ambitiously than ever. After the opening of her solo exhibition “URLAUB” at the Festival Outono Fotográfico in Spain and participating with the Grundkreuz Project at the Art Fair in Málaga, Irene Cruz will be at The Ballery Berlin from 6th to the 17th February presenting “What dreams are made of”, a solo exhibition curated by Carlota Ibañez de Aldecoa Silvestre.

“What Dreams Are Made Of” is the name of the first copy of Irene Cruz’s little quarterly photo-book, displayed as collectable fanzine, presenting thirteen of the pictures featured in the photo-book, together with the poems of Sara Bounajm.

“What Dreams Are Made Of” is an experimental project begun by Irene Cruz when she shared the photographs with the poetess Sara Bounajm, encouraging her to interpret the photographs, and give voice to them. But the photographs will be brought to life not only through the words. The Pianist Nhung Nguyen, inspired by Cruz’s work has also given her own interpretation to these photographs through experimental piano music.

This exhibition seeks to create an atmosphere where poetry, music and photography come together. Conceiving the exhibition space as a place where the tenacity of the stories told through Cruz’s photography melts with the power of the word by Sara Bounajm and the interpretation of the pianist Nhung Nguyen. A trip to which the spectator is invited to join them and that promises an approach to new forms, formats and means of expression.

Irene Cruz has been rewarded with several prizes, including the First Prize in Iberdrola photography Contest and the Second Prize in AENA Foundation Photography Contest in 2014. She has participated in more than 200 exhibitions, art fairs and festivals all over the world.

Reception: Friday, February 6, 2015 starting 6:00 pm
Exhibition: February 6 to February 17, 2015
Opening times: Tuesday, 3:00pm-9:00pm/ Wednesday to Friday, 3:00 pm-7:00pm/ Saturday, 11:00-5:00pm
Location: Nollendorfstraße 11, 10777 Berlin
Contact: info@theballery.com, 030 2100 3124

Noel Maurice is one of the founders of indieberlin. Originally from the UK via a childhood in Johannesburg, he has been resident in Berlin since 1991. Describing himself as a 'recovering musician', he is the author of The Berlin Diaires, a trilogy detailing the East Berlin art and squat scene of the early 90s, available on Amazon and through this site.

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