STATE OF THE ARTS
16th June 2020 – 16th August 2020
Video, Installation, Perfomance
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16th June 2020 – 16th August 2020
Video, Installation, Perfomance
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16th June 2020 – 16th August 2020
Video, Installation, Perfomance
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16th June 2020 – 16th August 2020
Video, Installation, Perfomance
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16th June 2020 – 16th August 2020
Video, Installation, Perfomance
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16th June 2020 – 16th August 2020
Video, Installation, Perfomance
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16th June 2020 – 16th August 2020
Video, Installation, Perfomance
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16th June 2020 – 16th August 2020
Video, Installation, Perfomance
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Video, Installation, Perfomance

16th June 2020 – 16th August 2020

The exhibition presents one of the most intriguing artistic phenomena of our time: the fusion of the visual and the performing arts. Today, more often than not, a visit to an exhibition does not merely offer new visual impressions. Instead, it is a more comprehensive experience that involves all the senses. Artists combine video, performance, dance and language, creating intermedial works. In some cases, this results in giving the visitors, the opportunity to give up the distanced position of the viewer and become part of the work.

The fusion of the arts that causes the boundaries between the disciplines to disappear is a phenomenon of contemporary art that emerged in the 1960s. The term intermedia was used to celebrate the diversity of artistic possibilities, and experiments combining music, theatre, visual art and literature were launched. The Fluxus movement with its Happenings and use of new media was especially influential in shaping this broader concept of art. Today in 2020, the extension of artistic media into all conceivable fields has long since become widely accepted. The exhibition brings together works that playfully move between different artistic disciplines – performative sculptures, sound works and installation art, as well as performances.


Rachel Monosov – The Blind Leader

Rachel Monosov’s work is characterised by a great diversity of media. She uses her performances, photographs, videos and sculptures as a means to artistically explore social and political phenomena.

Christian Falsnaes – SOLO

Christian Falsnaes’ works are brought to life when they are activated by the audience. More and more often the visitors are the sole protagonists of his works. The artist withdraws as a protagonist and develops concepts that others execute. In this context, he is interested in questions of authority and hierarchy, social rituals and group dynamics, in both art and daily life.

Begüm Erciyas – Voicing Pieces

In Voicing Pieces, the visitor’s voice becomes a protagonist in the enactment. In the intimacy of a booth, visitors are led by a simple score.

Gisèle Gonon – Work With Us

Gisèle Gonon works in diverse media, often combining sculpture, drawings, video and sound. She is especially interested in the forms, colours, functions and social context from which a medium emerges.

Dries Verhoeven – Songs for Thomas Piketty

Dries Verhoeven works at the intersection between performance and installation, seeking to complicate the relationship between viewers, performers, real-life situations and art.

Simnikiwe Buhlungu – Rolling-A-Joint

In her video work Rolling-A-Joint: Revisiting Spike Lee, Simnikiwe Buhlungu playfully creates audiovisual montages by combining spoken and written words with sound.

Nora Turato – THANKS, I HATE IT!

Language is the central theme of Nora Turato’s performances, videos and wall works. She writes and performs spoken-word poems, interweaving text fragments from advertising slogans and everyday communication, and reflecting the language and textual culture of the present day.

Laure Prouvost – Metal Man and Woman

Laure Prouvost creates intermedial installations that move between fiction and reality. Whether her works take the form of film, video, sound or sculpture, they always have strong narratives.

David Shrigley – The Artist

David Shrigley uses humour and brutal honesty as artistic means. His drawings, paintings and animated films are often based on an interaction between the image and the text, while his sculptures, sound installations and interventions in public spaces combine striking visual force with subtle jokes.

Isabel Lewis feat. Dirk Bell – Gazebo

Gazebo (even if) 2020 invites you to entrust yourself to the architecture, to get involved, but above all to experience the space intuitively. Isabel Lewis wants to seduce her audience even when she is not there.

Hannah Weinberger – We Didn't Want To Leave

Hannah Weinberger develops spaces of experiences, sound and video installations, that she conceives as complete compositions. we didn’t want to leave is constantly changing. An algorithm produces an endless series of new sounds. Unique each time, they resound in the space and cannot be reproduced.

Simon Fujiwara – Empathy I

Simon Fujiwara engages with the images and narratives of our time. What kind of content shapes our everyday visual culture, how do we consume, and how do we communicate with the aid of different media? He is especially interested in the stories and strategies that individuals and societies use to define themselves and form their identities.

Raphaela Vogel

Raphaela Vogel combines different, often contradictory media and art genres in a virtuoso manner. Her installations bring together objects and sculptures with videos in which she often appears herself, sings or plays the piano.
Performative Installation by R. Monosov -
Sun 12.07.2020, 12 pm - 4 pm

The Blind Leader by Rachel Monosov

With The Blind Leader, Rachel Monosov has designed a performative installation that is activated in phases by performers. In the exhibition State of the Arts, visitors can also slip into this role and take over the performances themselves. The Blind Leader is about mechanisms of social and political control. How do authorities gain power over people? The artist formulates her perspective with an example: “If someone asks you to sit on the ground with them, that’s one thing. But if someone asks you to sit on the ground while they stand over you, that’s something different”.

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Performative Installation by R. Monosov -
Sat 18.07.2020, 12 pm - 4 pm

The Blind Leader by Rachel Monosov

With The Blind Leader, Rachel Monosov has designed a performative installation that is activated in phases by performers. In the exhibition State of the Arts, visitors can also slip into this role and take over the performances themselves. The Blind Leader is about mechanisms of social and political control. How do authorities gain power over people? The artist formulates her perspective with an example: “If someone asks you to sit on the ground with them, that’s one thing. But if someone asks you to sit on the ground while they stand over you, that’s something different”.

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Performative Installation by R. Monosov -
Sun 19.07.2020, 12 pm - 4 pm

The Blind Leader by Rachel Monosov

With The Blind Leader, Rachel Monosov has designed a performative installation that is activated in phases by performers. In the exhibition State of the Arts, visitors can also slip into this role and take over the performances themselves. The Blind Leader is about mechanisms of social and political control. How do authorities gain power over people? The artist formulates her perspective with an example: “If someone asks you to sit on the ground with them, that’s one thing. But if someone asks you to sit on the ground while they stand over you, that’s something different”.

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Performance by Lou Drago -
Wed 22.07.2020, 7 pm - 8 pm

Suspending Time: Meditations for accessing alternate space/time in music by Lou Drago

“Music makes time audible.”
Susanne Langer

“Time exists for us because we experience tensions and their resolutions.” Philosopher Susanne Langer, claims that the particular building-up of tensions, and “their ways of breaking or diminishing or merging into longer and greater tensions, make for a vast variety of temporal forms.”

In most Western music, we generally listen within a linear framework, recalling what has already been heard and anticipating what will come next. Often without ever having heard a piece of music before it is possible to anticipate the next phrase because of how it was suggested earlier in the piece. Johnathan Kramer introduced the concept of vertical time in music after experiencing a performance of Erik Satie’s Vexations. Kramer encountered a feeling of having exhausted the information content of the work and experienced “getting bored, becoming imprisoned by a hopelessly repetitious piece.” The experience of time became slower and slower, threatening to stop. But through this boredom, Kramer discovered a different mode of listening. By being liberated from considering the music’s past and future, the present expanded; suddenly it was possible to enter the “vertical time of the piece.”

A vector can be drawn between this alternate mode of listening to music and numerous meditation and mindfulness practices that similarly emphasise the importance of focusing on the present. As Lou Drago sees it, meditation can be used to obviate thought in order to alleviate oneself temporarily from the weight of self-consciousness and other anxieties.

For the work Suspending Time: Meditations for accessing alternate space/time in music , Lou Drago speculates which music potentiates the experiencing of non-linear time. The audience is invited to interact with the music with the objective of attempting to experience a suspension of time. This work hypothesises that these two factors, meditation and non-linear listening, are interdependent. The experience of vertical time can have a meditative effect, yet effectively one must be meditating – be alleviated from conscious thought – to be able to experience time vertically.

Text Lou Drago

The Participation is free (with exhibition ticket).

Spontaneous attendance is possible and welcome.
(Limited capacities, admission subject to availability.)

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Performance by Lou Drago -
Thu 23.07.2020, 12 pm - 1 pm

Suspending Time: Meditations for accessing alternate space/time in music by Lou Drago

“Music makes time audible.”
Susanne Langer

“Time exists for us because we experience tensions and their resolutions.” Philosopher Susanne Langer, claims that the particular building-up of tensions, and “their ways of breaking or diminishing or merging into longer and greater tensions, make for a vast variety of temporal forms.”

In most Western music, we generally listen within a linear framework, recalling what has already been heard and anticipating what will come next. Often without ever having heard a piece of music before it is possible to anticipate the next phrase because of how it was suggested earlier in the piece. Johnathan Kramer introduced the concept of vertical time in music after experiencing a performance of Erik Satie’s Vexations. Kramer encountered a feeling of having exhausted the information content of the work and experienced “getting bored, becoming imprisoned by a hopelessly repetitious piece.” The experience of time became slower and slower, threatening to stop. But through this boredom, Kramer discovered a different mode of listening. By being liberated from considering the music’s past and future, the present expanded; suddenly it was possible to enter the “vertical time of the piece.”

A vector can be drawn between this alternate mode of listening to music and numerous meditation and mindfulness practices that similarly emphasise the importance of focusing on the present. As Lou Drago sees it, meditation can be used to obviate thought in order to alleviate oneself temporarily from the weight of self-consciousness and other anxieties.

For the work Suspending Time: Meditations for accessing alternate space/time in music , Lou Drago speculates which music potentiates the experiencing of non-linear time. The audience is invited to interact with the music with the objective of attempting to experience a suspension of time. This work hypothesises that these two factors, meditation and non-linear listening, are interdependent. The experience of vertical time can have a meditative effect, yet effectively one must be meditating – be alleviated from conscious thought – to be able to experience time vertically.

Text Lou Drago

The Participation is free (with exhibition ticket).

Spontaneous attendance is possible and welcome.
(Limited capacities, admission subject to availability.)

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Performance by Lou Drago -
Thu 23.07.2020, 3 pm - 4 pm

Suspending Time: Meditations for accessing alternate space/time in music by Lou Drago

“Music makes time audible.”
Susanne Langer

“Time exists for us because we experience tensions and their resolutions.” Philosopher Susanne Langer, claims that the particular building-up of tensions, and “their ways of breaking or diminishing or merging into longer and greater tensions, make for a vast variety of temporal forms.”

In most Western music, we generally listen within a linear framework, recalling what has already been heard and anticipating what will come next. Often without ever having heard a piece of music before it is possible to anticipate the next phrase because of how it was suggested earlier in the piece. Johnathan Kramer introduced the concept of vertical time in music after experiencing a performance of Erik Satie’s Vexations. Kramer encountered a feeling of having exhausted the information content of the work and experienced “getting bored, becoming imprisoned by a hopelessly repetitious piece.” The experience of time became slower and slower, threatening to stop. But through this boredom, Kramer discovered a different mode of listening. By being liberated from considering the music’s past and future, the present expanded; suddenly it was possible to enter the “vertical time of the piece.”

A vector can be drawn between this alternate mode of listening to music and numerous meditation and mindfulness practices that similarly emphasise the importance of focusing on the present. As Lou Drago sees it, meditation can be used to obviate thought in order to alleviate oneself temporarily from the weight of self-consciousness and other anxieties.

For the work Suspending Time: Meditations for accessing alternate space/time in music , Lou Drago speculates which music potentiates the experiencing of non-linear time. The audience is invited to interact with the music with the objective of attempting to experience a suspension of time. This work hypothesises that these two factors, meditation and non-linear listening, are interdependent. The experience of vertical time can have a meditative effect, yet effectively one must be meditating – be alleviated from conscious thought – to be able to experience time vertically.

Text Lou Drago

The Participation is free (with exhibition ticket).

Spontaneous attendance is possible and welcome.
(Limited capacities, admission subject to availability.)

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Performative Installation by R. Monosov -
Sat 25.07.2020, 12 pm - 4 pm

The Blind Leader by Rachel Monosov

With The Blind Leader, Rachel Monosov has designed a performative installation that is activated in phases by performers. In the exhibition State of the Arts, visitors can also slip into this role and take over the performances themselves. The Blind Leader is about mechanisms of social and political control. How do authorities gain power over people? The artist formulates her perspective with an example: “If someone asks you to sit on the ground with them, that’s one thing. But if someone asks you to sit on the ground while they stand over you, that’s something different”.

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Performative Installation by R. Monosov -
Sun 26.07.2020, 12 pm - 4 pm

The Blind Leader by Rachel Monosov

With The Blind Leader, Rachel Monosov has designed a performative installation that is activated in phases by performers. In the exhibition State of the Arts, visitors can also slip into this role and take over the performances themselves. The Blind Leader is about mechanisms of social and political control. How do authorities gain power over people? The artist formulates her perspective with an example: “If someone asks you to sit on the ground with them, that’s one thing. But if someone asks you to sit on the ground while they stand over you, that’s something different”.

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The Blind Leader by R. Monosov LIVE -
Sat 01.08.2020, 11 am - 1 pm

LIVE: The Blind Leader by R. Monosov

This weekend the performative installation The Blind Leader will be activated by two performers. Rachel Monosov’s work is about mechanisms of social and political control. How do authorities gain power over people? The artist formulates her perspective with an example: “If someone asks you to sit on the ground with them, that’s one thing. But if someone asks you to sit on the ground while they stand over you, that’s something different”.

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The Blind Leader by R. Monosov LIVE -
Sat 01.08.2020, 2 pm - 4 pm

LIVE: The Blind Leader by R. Monosov

This weekend the performative installation The Blind Leader will be activated by two performers. Rachel Monosov’s work is about mechanisms of social and political control. How do authorities gain power over people? The artist formulates her perspective with an example: “If someone asks you to sit on the ground with them, that’s one thing. But if someone asks you to sit on the ground while they stand over you, that’s something different”.

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