The Italian Renaissance artists made a substantial contribution by defining and applying a point of convergence of actually parallel lines: in their works, the vanishing point corresponds to a point actually located at infinity, where the parallel lines meet. Navigating Parallel Realities is the theme of the second edition of Reference Festival, part of the project to relaunch the Berlin Fashion Week. Scheduled from 21 to 23 January, the exhibition is presented in an unprecedented phygital format: it will be held virtually both on the platform Reference Realities, both physically at the Zeiss Major Planetarium in Berlin and in headquarters of Reference Studios – the communication agency founded by Mumi Haiati and proponent of the project – which for the occasion will turn into a gallery in the cultural hub of Schöneberg.
Anne Imhof & Eliza Douglas © Nadine Fraczowski
The program is very rich: starting with the talk with the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the legend of Chicago electronics Honey Dijon, until the grand finale of the GmbH inspired by the science fiction “Welt am Draht” by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, dated 1973. Also noteworthy is the installation by the young Berlin collective TREFFPUNKT, the sculptures on display of the recent collaboration between the Swiss artist Tobias Spichtig is Balenciaga and excellent music: in fact, even the signed concert is scheduled Die Hässlichen Vögel, the audio virtual experience of Seth Troxler and the showcase of PAN in partnership with Carhartt WIP: at the controls, Anne Imhof & Eliza Douglas, Pan Daijing, Amnesia Scanner & MJ Harper. Without forgetting the important launch of Reference Prize, in collaboration with Slam Jam – present as an incubator – and aimed at the talents of new generations from all over the world. To participate you need to register online on the site www.referencerealities.com.