Sunday, May 27, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE / For Immediate Release

Australian visual artist and designer Elizabeth Delfs will host an Open Studio event during the annual DMY Berlin International Design Festival as a part of the Satelite Program. The yearly DMY Festival exhibits the work of both renowned and young, experimental designers. The core exhibition is accompanied by a wide program of symposia, designer-talks and workshops, which reflect current topics of contemporary design and to reveal necessary future trends of design and its related disciplines. 

Delfs will open her Berlin studio to the public to view recent works of her interdisciplinary practice. Located in the nexus where fashion and architecture collide, Delfs uses light industrial and dress materials with textile processes to create objects which vacillate between habitations and figurative sculpture. The enigmatic combination of material and process evokes movement, changing mass, and shifting surface.

“My work displays a delicate sense of equipoise, creating an unfamiliar sensuality by erupting from surfaces, recalling corporeal and architectonic topographies. Luminous prismatic shapes tend to hover in space, on the floor or attached to walls. Non-orientable surfaces orchestrate interplay of reconfigurable forms which imply continuous expansion and protracted stillness”

Delfs will also participate in Die Lange Nacht der Designstudios – the Long Night of the Design Studios, produced in collaboration with designer network Create Berlin and the DMY Festival where Berlin designers, studios and galleries are invited to open their rooms that evening and to present their new work and projects.

Originally from Fremantle in Western Australia, Delfs completed her Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design at Curtin University in 2006. Delfs has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout Australia, the United States, Germany and Asia, and in 2011 relocated to Berlin. Her practice was recently included in a survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; Wonderland: New Contemporary Art from Australia (2012) curated by Antoanetta Ivanova. Public presentations include speaking as one of 40 key international creatives, identified as leading practionners in the field of design at the prestigious AGIdeas International Design Week, Melbourne (2011).


Open Studio Daily from 1pm to 7pm
Die Lange Nacht der Design Studios / 7 June, 7 to 11pm
Closing Finisage / 11 June, 6pm to 11pm



Studio Elizabeth Delfs
Friedenstrasse 97
(Click here for map)
U5, U6, U8 to Platz Der Vereinten Nationen

Elizabeth Delfs / 0176 764 71510 / / 

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Installation Photos - Sur la Montagne Exhibition with BERLIN ART LINK

Saturday night opened my exhibition at project space Sur la Montagne on Torstrasse. The exhibition was a snapshot of new work that I made during my residency last year and the show was produced by BERLIN ART LINK. Check out some install photos below  as well as a few pics from the afterparty at KIM Bar, and read more about the project HERE! And check out some more photos on Artstars HERE!

Chloe, Monica and Anna from BERLIN ART LINK

All photos courtesy of BERLIN ART LINK

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BERLIN ART LINK Day & Night Exhibition at Sur la Montagne, Berlin

On May 19, BERLIN ART LINK (BAL) launches the “Night & Day” Series, extending its international contemporary art platform into the Sur la Montagne project room on Torstrasse. The new series presents emerging artists from Berlin and abroad for a one-night opening and one-day exhibition, offers another dimension of engagement to the work of artists and curators that BAL has collaborated with or featured on its website. The inaugural show will present the work of Elizabeth Delfs.
Originally from Australia, Delfs will show a series of recent works, including a large-scale textile wall installation and hanging sculptures falling into the space of SlaM in a two-day exhibition. Her practice explores the nature of constructed space and how perceptions of the environment are built through utilizing architecture and garment construction to investigate their shared theoretical and production strategies.
BERLIN ART LINK’s “Night & Day” series will showcase cross-over artists that work within the fields of visual art, architecture, design and fashion.
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 19; 7 – 11pm
Exhibition: Sunday May 20, 12 – 6pm
Torstrasse 170, Berlin 
BERLIN ART LINK is a Berlin-based online platform for contemporary art which highlights the best of the Berlin contemporary art scene with interviews, articles, documented studio visits, selected weekly event listings and blog. Updated daily by a distinguished international roster of photographers, artists, critics, curators, BERLIN ART LINK diligently extracts and presents the most exciting facets of the city’s dynamic art scene. With an expansive network throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East and extensive knowledge of these regional art markets, BERLIN ART LINK realizes art events, projects and media content through connecting individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations with a network of international art professionals and creative resources.

Sur la Montagne (SlaM) is a non-commercial exhibition and project space operating since 2009. Besides art exhibitions and their A.I.R. program, they host a variety of cultural events such as readings, debates and poetry slams. In addition, the space periodically transforms into other settings, such as a shop, a restaurant, a club, or even a hotel. SlaM’s internationally recognized hotel concept, Hotel Minimal by Herresthal und Kadel, a bed and breakfast in the SlaM storefront, a space that is both an installation and a living space, was a pre-stage and the origin of the upcoming A.I.R. program.