Thursday, July 27, 2017
7p.m. - 11p.m.

DUVE Berlin is pleased to present *the new liquid model*, the first in a series of transdisciplinary one-night shows, featuring the work of Jala Wahid, Shade Therét, Rindon Johnson, Julia Colavita and Adam Chad Brody.
Curated by Naomi Bisley and Harriett Henderson.
*the new liquid model* explores the physicality of the human form and the impact of cultural and sociological structures upon both an individual’s understanding of, and lived experience within, their own body.

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feel the vibrations
your solid body.
some were laid down in layers, some dripped into being.
touch, feel, then pause.
it’s hot.
scratch to sooth.
now throb,
each internal structure is composed of an orderly repeating atomic lattice.
press two appendages together to create the require shape.
probe deeper
extraction interaction.
stroke your outer surface, variating the pressure of your finger tips.
absorb and conserve.
shimmer and shake
if the soft flesh wobbles, remain
a seething molecule mass vibrating at a certain frequency.
this state,
of dense actuality is temporary 
to overcome the restrictions of physicality the fruit must be peeled. 
shed your flesh suit, step out of the folds, and dissolve into a puddle on the floor. 
welcome this new liquid model,
a light state of dormancy, your new miasmatic form. 

Text by Harriett Henderson.
Jala Wahid
Based in London, UK. Currently attending Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK. BA Fine Art Goldsmiths College, London, 2014.
Selected solo exhibitions include Bitter Pith, Room E-10 27, Paris, FR, 2015; Soft Ache, TANK gallery, London, UK, 2014.
Selected group exhibitions include Screen Self-scripting, Ofr. Gallery, Paris, FR, 2015; Sorbus Video Week, Sorbus-galleria, Helsinki, FI, 2015; Gentle Trigger, Artyčok.TV, 2014; Cacophony of Things, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, DE, 2014; Goldsmiths Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London, UK, 2014; 2013. Gulp, Bearspace, London, UK, 2013; Petrol, Five Years Gallery, London, UK, 2013; SALT. Pageantry, LimaZulu, London, UK, 2013; SALT. Salirophilia, Arcadia Missa, London, UK, 2013; BEEF, Galerie der HFBK, Hamburg, DE, 2012; SALT. Transparency, Utrophia, London, UK.

Shade Therét
Based in Berlin, DE. Currently attending Universität der Künste (HZT), Berlin, DE.
Selected solo performances and choreography include Clothing Study 1: Clothes Make the Man, Bits & Pieces, Tanzfabrik, Berlin DE, 2016; Water Works, Pehrspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2016; Arthur Russell Tribute, Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2015.
Selected performances include the taste the inside of a conch shell, directed by Naomi Bisley, 2017; it’s not u it’s everyone else, directed by Nina Kettiger, Manifesta 11, European Biennale for Contemporary Art Zurich, CH 2016; A reference to monumentality, by Sanna-Helena Berger, Edicola Festival, Commissioned by Alla Carta Magazine Garage Sanremo, Milano, 2016; Arrogant Elbow for Sarah Elgart company, Los Angeles, CA, 2016; Song Without a Voice, choreographed by Sarah Elgart, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Massachusetts, MA, 2015; Axiom Benefit Show, choreographed by Marlon Pelayo Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

Rindon Johnson
Based in Brooklyn, NY. Currently attending Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts, Bard College. BFA Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 2014.
Selected publications include Nobody Sleeps Better Than White People from Inpatient Press and the VR book, Meet in the Corner from Publishing House.
Selected solo exhibitions include Existential Hangover, The Guest Room IRL, The Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX, 2017.
Selected group exhibitions include Air Sheets Issue 3 Release, MoMA Library, New York, NY; Queer Sounding Exhibition, Duke University, Durham NC, 2017; ECOCORE 5, 80 WSE Gallery, New York University, New York, NY 2017; The Unframed World, HeK (Haus der elektronischen Künste), Basel, CH 2017; Members Open, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PV 2017; Destroy and Conquer, Disclaimer Gallery @ Satellite Fair, Florida, MIA 2016; BODY TECHNIQUE, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA 2016; Queering Space, Green Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT 2016; The Printed Room – Works off Paper, Mixtape, S.A.L.T.S. Basel, CH 2016; Date Night, Curated by Elliott Brown Jr. Brooklyn, NY 2016; Young, Colored and Angry, Holyrad Studios, Brooklyn, NY 2016; AIPAD Art Fair, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY 2016; Born Into This, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University - New York, NY 2016.

Julia Colavita
Based in Berlin, DE. Originally from the U.S. she completed her MFA at the New York Academy of Art in 2010. After spending nine years working and exhibiting in New York, she moved to Berlin in 2014 to continue her practice.
Recent exhibitions of her work include Horse and Pony (Berlin, DE), Sanstitre, v.3 (Paris, FR), Funkhaus (Berlin, DE), Satellite Art Fair Miami Beach (Miami, USA), Aunt Linda (Berlin, DE), China Millennium Monument Art Museum (Beijing, CN), Mindscape Universe (Berlin, DE).

Adam Chad Brody
Based in New York, NY. Attended Tyler School of Art’s Sculpture MFA program and UCLA’s Film, Television, and Digital Media BA program. His current projects include a cricket farm, a self-help book about forming a personal relationship with capitalism, and a series of meditational pop songs.
His past projects include comedic performances, documentary art videos, and short plays. He has shown work at Storefront for Art & Architecture (NYC), Creative Time, Living as Form (NYC), Bureau of General Services Queer Division (NYC), Warm Gallery (Brazil), The Royal Art Academy (Sweden), and The Philadelphia Fringe Festival. He has completed residencies at Spring Sessions (Jordan) the Lindeberg Industrial Museum (Sweden), Elsewhere Arts Collaborative (USA), and the Edward Albee Foundation (USA).