Culture.Room is pleased to present the next chapter of the Theatre of Reverie:
“Even the Phoenix is Scared to Die”
in collaboration with ANIDE and Roxy Ruby at Sankt Studio Berlin from the 19th until the 21st of May 2023.
//About the Show:
«Even the Phoenix is Scared to Die» is a reflective pause, hovering in the moment of metamorphosis between apprehension and ambition. An ode to the necessity for your personal mythology to echo the cycles of nature to grow.
The vine climbing the urn.
You’re welcome to join us for the Vernissage on Friday 19 May and the whole weekend with ambient music sessions, a workshop by ANIDE and drinks at the bar.
//Friday, 19.05.23 – Vernissage (6pm – 10pm)
Paintings by ANIDE and Roxy Ruben Richens / Book launch by the Theatre of Reverie
//Saturday, 20.05.23 – Exhibition (12pm – 8pm)
//Sunday, 21.05.23 – Exhibition & Workshop (12pm – 7pm)
This workshop is a playground for the mind, an invitation to play with our imaginations through drawing and writing.
Through simple exercises, this workshop was born from the desire to create an individual and collective experience. Designed as a surrealist game, this moment is an invitation to explore our own narratives.
You don’t need to draw or write to be there !
Mittenwalder Straße 15, 10961 Berlin (Kreuzberg)
//About the “Theatre of Reverie”:
The Theatre of Reverie is a multidisciplinary project engaged with imagination, dreams, memory, storytelling, hallucinations and mythology. We aim to create intimate and empathetic atmospheres that nurture curiosity and invite the public to explore their personal connection to these themes.
The theatre was born from the desire to create singular experiences where the arts blend together to create an immersive interlude. Through painting, drawing, music, performance, installation, publication and workshops, each event is a moment where mediums meet. As a result, the public is offered a rich and encompassing content, allowing them to better approach each element but also, the exhibition as a whole.
If the unconscious is structured as a language, to use Lacan’s words, Anide’s work is situated at the intersection of the unconscious and the conscious language. ANIDE is a multidisciplinary artist from Lyon, currently living and working in Berlin. Exhibited in London, Berlin, Lyon and Megève, he is a passionate self-taught artist. In 2021, he founded “Le Théâtre de la Rêverie”, a multidisciplinary label aiming to explore themes that revolve around the imaginary. Inspired by nature, philosophy, music and semiotics, Anide explores the imagination by creating a dreamlike world, a reverie where we get lost in the meaning we want to give it.
With his compositions and their intimate dimension, he returns to the essence of things, of oneself and of others. Through sensitive experiences, games of lines, shapes, colours and contradictions, he gradually digs into the layers of our imagination to offer us an enriched vision of our reality. Concerned with the links between elements and with creating new ones, all his work is a correspondence: between the abstract and the figurative, between different mediums, between the present and the future, between individuals, between art and life, between dream and reality, between our primal nature and the social injunction.
In an age that has distanced us from nature and our own nature, he sees this research as a gateway to a world that we have forgotten to see or that we may never have seen. Thus, through suggestion, he teaches us to pay attention to and trust our impressions, emotions, bodies and instincts. It is then up to us, as when he creates, to disregard any preconception in order to let our conscious and unconscious dialogue, in an instinctive and uncontrolled way, to interpret, feel, appropriate his work and finally let go. The poetry of the visible and the invisible, the sound and the visual, the still and the living, is then offered to us, in a free, sincere and plural form.
Roxy Ruby is an Australian artist, based in Berlin, who works predominantly in charcoal drawing. She is influenced by film stills, theatrical motifs, mise en scène, costume, archaeology, Greek Mythology, fairy tales and other forms of storytelling to explore themes of the subconscious, dreams, identity and transcendence.
These themes are articulated through both romantic, surreal, figurative compositions and detailed, layered scenes that depict the metamorphosis of figurative subject matter into abstract dreamscapes.
She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Monash University, Melbourne in 2009 and a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne in 2012. Following her studies, she worked for ten years as a Registrar in the Galleries and Museums sector in Melbourne. In 2021, she relocated to Berlin to focus on her visual arts practice. She exhibits regularly as a member of Anide’s The Theatre of Reverie, which she joined in 2022.