Upcoming: The Mobility Project exhibition at Suvi Lehtinen Gallery, Berlin

 Untitled #17 by Simon Clark

Untitled #17 by Simon Clark  

The Mobility Project curated by Elly Clarke
Opens on 24th June at Suvi Lehtinen Gallery, Berlin
Galerie Suvi Lehtinen
Novalisstrasse 7
10115 Berlin
tel: +49 (0)176 3240 6673

VERNISSAGE Friday, June 24th 2011 at 19:00
EXHIBITION RUNS  June 25th - July 30th

OPENING TIMES Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 to 18:00
For more information contact: info@galerielehtinen.com

The Mobility Project 
Curated by Elly Clarke / Clarke Gallery

With work by Simon Clark, Elly Clarke, Enda O’Donoghue, Kestin Honeit, plan b/Sophia 
New and Dan Belasco Rogers and Fedora Romita
“Keep connected, you are never alone, never alone with a mobile phone in your pocket.”1
Over the last decade, particularly since the mass take-up of the mobile phone, the ever-
increasing mobility - of people, goods, information and images - has radically altered the 
way we perceive, interpret, navigate and even describe the world. Notions of presence 
and absence, solitude and togetherness and even of geography are changing, as our 
personally tailored collections of contacts, communities, photos and politics are with us 
24/7. The way we travel around the places we live in, and how we interact with others 
whilst we’re there, has a great impact on the way we understand not only where we are
but also who we are. Communication and movement are, and always have been, closely 
linked, dictating the scope of our influence. But today, in a world where one tweeted 
photo can be seen across five continents within seconds, that influence can reach areas 
and cultures of which we have no concept.
Here, six projects present six different approaches to the project of mobility. From 
Simon Clark’s epic cycle journey around the UK delivering postcards he picked up from 
the Galapagos Islands direct into people’s hands to plan b’s live redrawing of their GPS 
traces gathered over their past year in Berlin direct onto the gallery wall; from Enda 
O’Donoghue paintings created from low-res mobile phone photos found on the internet 
to Kerstin Honeit’s multi-city performance-experiments where she instructs women to 
stand on the same area of pavement for fifteen minutes - and finally from Fedora 
Romita’s audio recordings of the U-Bahn network of Berlin as a means of getting to 
know the city she just moved to, to my own five minute video showing an unexpected 
moment of stillness on the German autobahn - these are personal portraits of 
navigation. But, between them, they touch on wider issues that affect us all as we 
negotiate our way around the world C including gender, power, surveillance and the 
relationship between physical and virtual materiality. 
Elly Clarke is an artist & curator based in Berlin and Birmingham, UK.
A series of artist talks and related events will take place during the run of this exhibition 
and a specially commissioned set of limitedCedition prints by each of the artists released 
at the opening. Please check the gallery website for further details and updates. 
1Excerpt from Instantaneous Culture, by Berlin band Theodor Stor