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Posted by on September 1, 2012

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer

Leo Gabin at New Holland

Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer
Photo: Leo Gabin

Written by New Holland for New Holland

From September 1 - 15, 2012, the New Holland Art Gallery will host the pop up Peres Projects gallery (Berlin) with an exhibition by the Belgian group of artists Leo Gabin titled Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer.

Leo Gabin (Lieven Deconinck, Gaëtan Begerem and Robin De Vooght) all live and work in Ghent, Belgium and have worked as a collective since the early 2000's using media such as video, painting, drawing and sculpture.

For their New Holland exhibition Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer (which is derived from a high school football cheer), the collective Leo Gabin will show a selection of their video works. These works are created from found footage selected from youtube and other video hosting sites. Images like girls filming themselves when reenacting the choreography from the new video clip by their favorite pop star or singing the newest hit single and even making recordings when cleaning their bedroom. Leo Gabin combine, order and re-edit these images in such a way that you get a insightful perspective on how today's youth interacts with new media like webcams, digital camera's and smart phones. 

The video pieces are always short, around 3 minutes, and have a one song 'soundtrack', which refers to the big influence of music video clips in these topics. For the presentation of these video's the collective has created a replica of a typical teenage room, just as those in which most of these type of self shot images are made. This representation emphasizes that this way of communicating and self expression has taken influences from popular culture and have now become an important part of this culture itself. 

Leo Gabin have taught as a collective at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent where they received their Fine Art degrees. Some of their selected exhibitions include solo shows in Berlin (Whatever Is Clever, Peres Projects Mitte, 2012), Athens (Get That Patty Cake Going, Peres Projects, 2011), аs well as group exhibitions in New York (Flash Mob, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, 2012), London (In your face, SHOWStudio Gallery, 2012), Milan (Into the surface, Brand New Gallery, 2012). 

The exhibition opens on September 1 at 19.00, and admission is by invitation only. From September 2 onwards, admission is free and the Art Gallery is open every day from 12.00 till 20.00.