Stephen Willats, How Tomorrow Looks From Here / Berlin Local, MD72, 2015
The exhibition ‘How Tomorrow Looks From Here’ focuses on the role of simulation in Stephan Willats' work. The interactive, participatory computer simulation ‘Free Zone’ (1997) and the installation ‘Imaginary Journey’ (2006) are shown together with a selection of diagrams that serve as the conceptual underpinnings and explanations to the works. In addition to his projects with social groups in urban settings Willats also pursues working methods more specifically linked to the gallery space. These often take the form of models or simulations of everyday situations that call for active participation from the exhibition visitors.
To coincide with ‘How Tomorrow Looks From Here’ in the daadgalerie, MD72, Berlin, is staging ‘Berlin Local’ by Stephen Willats, featuring the new work ‘Berlin Local’ that was made in the area around Mehringdamm street Berlin.
The publication accompanying the two shows ‘How Tomorrow Looks From Here / Berlin Local’ and contains texts by Philipp Ziegler, John Kelsey and Caroline Busta as well as interviews with Stephen Willats by Ariane Beyn and Marianna von Palombini.