Schlagwort-Archive: Dirk Krecker

Upcoming: shaped by ambition

Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London

Level 5 Sherfield Bldg Imperial College

Exhibition Rd, London SW7 5NH

United Kingdom

Private view Tue 22. November 2016 from 6 – 8.30 pm.

 

The works are on display from 23. Nov – 6. Jan 2017.

Mon – Sun 9 am – 9 pm. The college will be closed from 24. Dec 2016 – 2. Jan 2017.

 

shaped by ambition

 

Blyth Gallery cordially invites you to the group show  ‘shaped by ambition’.

The exhibition focuses on the intertwined connections between fine arts and technology.

The term technology origins from ‘téchne’. It’s meaning in old greek is broad. It includes not just tools and machinery as the term suggests today but also implies a sense of methodology – a structured way of how to accomplish an ambition.

Humans are aspirational animals: we have always had the desire to shape the world according to our wishes.  – But not everyone desires the same. Even my feelings towards my own motivations may be inconsistent from time to time. The exhibition ‘shaped by ambition’ is not about ambition but about the inherent friction of ambition.

In the last century mainly in the advent of the ‘digital revolution’ when personal computers, internet and mobile phones became widely available in the 1990s, artists believed that these new technologies would have a massive impact on production and perception of art work. Today some 20 years later the discourse in the arts has changed from ‘new-media-art’ to ‘post-digital-aesthetics’. This means not just experimental play but scrutinising the naïve utopian ideas associated with technological progress and digital technologies.

The presented artists apply ‘technology’ in a highly subjective way. Sometimes to link towards current socio-political conditions, sometimes to experiment with what happens if technology is turned against its initial purpose and to discover the beauty of system immanent glitches.

The participatory printing series of Christoph Borowiak relates to the question of when reproduction becomes an original. In his sculptural work Alexander Bühler points out digitally produced glitches, through a series of replicas.  Zachary Eastwood-Bloom employs digital technology in relation to historical artefacts. Through digital embroidery Henry Hussey enhances the history of second hand fabrics. Dirk Krecker is interested in the question what kind of aesthetics a certain technology can produce. He frequently uses typewriters to create his drawings. Line Krom manually re-works immaculate industrial produced canvas and hints on the conditions of production of art. In reworking analog photographs on the computer Jens Lay alters the image until the factual information is lost. Eleanor Morgan uses print, sculpture and spider silk to examine technologies of making across species.

International Mail Art Exhibition Fundamental Ephemeris II at the Exhibition hall of the Goethe University Frankfurt

From Tuesday July 14th to Friday July 17th 2015 the international mail art exhibition Fundamental Ephemeris II took place at the Exhibition hall of the Goethe University Frankfurt at the Department of Art Education. 30 artists from Europe, USA, Asia and Africa were invited to send their works by mail to the exhibition space. The drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures and video works were all kept within the format of 21 x 29,7 cm (Din A 4), small enough to be sent by mail.

The exhibiting artists were Faris Barakat, Khaled Barakeh, Florence Bechu, Alexander Bühler, Marina Cerea, Linda Cunningham, Robyn Doty, Carolyn Flood, Raul Gschrey, Jutta Heun, Won-Seok Hong, Yoonjung Kim, Wolfgang Klee, Dirk Krecker, Line Krom, Kerstin Lichtblau, Llobet & Pons, Mona Löffler, Kate Mahony, Rhea O’Neill, Pirjo Pulkkinen, René Schohe, Susan Sluglett, Annegret Soltau, Mamadou Touré aka Béhan, Annika van Vugt, Friederike Walter, Max Weinberg, Bas van Wieringen and Tammy Wolsey

In 2013 my partner Jutta Heun and me initated the Mail Art Project “The Magic Cube” in 2013. Curious to find out what the informal exhibition format would have to offer in the area of globalisation and e-mail. (There will be some reflections on that topic in the catalogue Fundamental Ephemeris accompanying the exhibition. Going to be published by the end of August 2015.) In September of the very same year we organised our first mail art group show with works of 32 international befriended artists at the Bronx Art Space in New York. Friends from Europe and the Americas send their works to New York. The art works were on display from 1st to 14th of September 2013. (Further information here). Now two years later with the support of the Department of Art Education and Prof. Dr. Adelheid Sievert head of the Alumni Association of the Department Jutta Heun and me received the opportunity to organise another group show inviting art practitioners from around the globe to present their works at the Exhibition Hall of the Goethe University Frankfurt.

Like in the first show “Fundamental Ephemeris” the exhibtion’s theme is “Time” in a very broad sense. The submitted works deal with the topic in various ways. Following I will give a few examples. The relationship between the photographic image and time became quite a big aspect of this exhibition. Images in a sequence can form to a moving image which we all know from the cinema. Image in a sequence is the topic of Pirjo Pulkkinen’s work “Aika Liikeh” (2015). Faris Barakat presented excerpts of his image archive of the Israeli Westbank Barrier. He shot his photographs for eight years in a row, each year between 2005 to 2013. Khaled Barakeh withholds the image from the viewer – no one except the artist himself knows what depiction is hidden behind the cryptic code of the gallery note. An artist embracing the moment is Mamadou Touré aka Behan, who is based in Dakar while travelling through Frankfurt captured precious and fragile moments of live and joy.

The reoccurring of death in life is also an important aspect of the exhibition, Alexander Bühler quotes the “Danse Macabre” of the Mexican Day of the Dead, Carolyn Flood reflects in her very personal work on the relation between mother and daughter, which she considers as “ties which can produce the feeling that her life spreads out through generations.“ (C.F., 2015). Florence Bechu’s poetic video work “Le Dernier Soupir“ caputures the last breath.

Either as an ongoing orgiastic phantasy or terrifying never ending nightmare one could describe the works of Max Weinberg, Wolfgang Klee and Annegret Soltau.

In contrast Bas van Wieringen reflects on the postitiv aspects of the “what happend if” in his video “Possibilities”.

From different perspectives the artists Yoonjung Kim, Line Krom and Marina Cerea take repetition as an agglomeration of time into account.

René Schohe focus on the ephemeral and immediate. His work “Sound Schnecke (Sound Snail) (2015)” is sound responsive to it’s surrounding. Dirk Krecker’s retro-like typewriter images visually recall a pre-computer or maybe an early DOS-era. Both artists Dirk Krecker and René Schohe also work with sound. On Friday night René Schohe, Philipp Russeger and Peter Fey presented their sound project Messy Brothers fusing electronic avant-garde, club music and classic cello. They were followed by Dirk Krecker and his collaborator Martin Bott, who together form Monorain. They presented live-electronic. Hardware only. No presets.
F.E.II Catalogue

A catalogue featuring the art works of 60 artists presented in both shows will be available end of August 2015. Texts by Aline von der Assen and Jutta Heun. Art works by Geza Adasz, Faris Barakat, Khaled Barakeh, Walli Bauer, Florence Bechu, Christoph Borowiak, Alexander Bühler, Marina Cerea, Linda Cunningham, Eric Decastro, Robyn Doty, Sibylle Feidt, Carolyn Flood, Aleksandra Frankowska, Charles Geiger, Raul Gschrey, Dede Handon, Jutta Heun, Cordula Hofmann, Dieter Hoffmeister, Max Holicki, Ina Holitzka, Won-Seok Hong, Yoonjung Kim, Wolfgang Klee, Gudrun Klöckner, Eva-Maria Kollischan, Dirk Krecker, Line Krom, Jens Lay, Kerstin Lichtblau, Monika Linhard, Llobet & Pons, Mona Löffler, Nestor Madalengoita, Kate Mahony, Bernd Metz, Loizos Olympios, Rhea O’Neill, Max Pauer, Anja Priska, Zeesy Powers, Pirjo Pulkkinen, Anke Röhrscheid, Chris Shaw, Eva Scheuter, René Schohe, Susan Sluglett, Annegret Soltau, Wang Ip Sszto, Astrid Stricker, Mamadou Touré aka Béhan, Annika van Vugt, Friederike Walter, Max Weinberg, Eva Weingärtner, Birgitta Weimer, Bas van Wieringen Tammy Wolsey und Maha Zarkout.

You will find some more details and images in this interview of Günther Michels (German only) http://www.feinripp.net/behind-the-scenes/mail-art-fundamental-ephemeris-ii/

Mail Art Ausstellung Fundamental Ephemeris II

The Magic Cube

c/o

Ausstellungshalle der Goethe Universität Frankfurt

Institut für Kunstpädagogik

Sophienstr. 1-3

60487 Frankfurt am Main

 

// Fundamental Ephemeris II  

Internationale Mail Art Ausstellung

 Dienstag 14. Juli 2015, Vernissage 19 bis 21.30 Uhr

Performance (von C. Kube-Druener und W. Klee ), 19.30 bis 19.45 Uhr  

Mittwoch 15. bis Freitag 17. Juli 2015, geöffnet von 11 bis 19 Uhr  

Freitag 17. Juli 2015 Catalogue Launch&Live Concert / Electronic 20 bis 22 Uhr

Messy Brothers (P. Fey, R. Schohe, P. Russeger) Monorain (M. Bott, D. Krecker)

Die Mail Art Initiative „The Magic Cube“ freut sich die Gruppenausstellung Fundamental Ephemeris II ankündigen zu dürfen. 29 internationale Künstlerinnen und Künstler zeigen Arbeiten zum Thema Zeit. Die Malereien, Collagen, Zeichnungen, Skulpturen und Video-Arbeiten entsprechen alle dem Format 21 x 29,7 cm (Din A 4) – gerade so groß wie ein Standardbrief, der mit der Post verschickt werden kann.

Teilnehmende Künstlerinnen und Künstler Faris Barakat, Khaled Barakeh, Florence Bechu, Alexander Bühler, Marina Cerea, Linda Cunningham, Robyn Doty, Carolyn Flood, Raul GschreyJutta Heun, Won-Seok Hong, Yoonjung Kim, Wolfgang Klee, Dirk Krecker, Line Krom, Kerstin Lichtblau, Llobet & Pons, Mona Löffler, Kate Mahony, Rhea O’Neill, Pirjo Pulkkinen, René Schohe, Susan Sluglett, Annegret Soltau, Mamadou Touré aka Béhan, Annika van Vugt, Friederike Walter, Max Weinberg, Bas van Wieringen und Tammy Wolsey

The Magic Cube ist eine Initiative der Frankfurter Künstlerinnen Jutta Heun und Aline von der Assen.

The Magic Cube

c/o

Exhibition hall of the Goethe University Frankfurt

Department of Art Education

Sophienstr. 1-3

60487 Frankfurt am Main

 

// Fundamental Ephemeris II  

International Mail Art Exhibition

Tuesday July 14th 2015, opening 7 to 21.30 pm

Performance (by C. Kube-Druener and W. Klee ), 7.30 to 7.45 pm  

Wednesday July 15th to Friday 17th 2015, open 11 am to 7 pm  

Friday July 17th 2015, Catalogue Launch & Live Concert / Electronic 8 to 10 pm

Messy Brothers (P. Fey, R. Schohe, P. Russeger) Monorain (M. Bott, D. Krecker)

Fundamental Ephemeris II is an exhibition by the mail art initiative “The Magic Cube”. A group of 29 international artists will show works referencing time. Each drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and video has the format of 21 x 29,7 cm (Din A 4), small enough to be sent as standard letter by mail.

Exhibiting artists Faris Barakat, Khaled Barakeh, Florence Bechu, Alexander Bühler, Marina Cerea, Linda Cunningham, Robyn Doty, Carolyn Flood, Raul GschreyJutta Heun, Won-Seok Hong, Yoonjung Kim, Wolfgang Klee, Dirk Krecker, Line Krom, Kerstin Lichtblau, Llobet & Pons, Mona Löffler, Kate Mahony, Rhea O’Neill, Pirjo Pulkkinen, René Schohe, Susan Sluglett, Annegret Soltau, Mamadou Touré aka Béhan, Annika van Vugt, Friederike Walter, Max Weinberg, Bas van Wieringen and Tammy Wolsey

The Magic Cube is a Mail Art initiative founded by the Frankfurt based artists Jutta Heun and Aline von der Assen.

Öffentliches Programm – Eintritt frei      

Dienstag 14. Juli 2015

Ab 19.00 Uhr Vernissage

19.30 bis 19.45 Uhr PERFORMANCE: EIN WALK ABOUT, 2015

Die Performance „Ein Walk About“ (2015) thematisiert das Gehen, das Weggehen, das Unterwegssein – Szenarien, die wechselnd aus der Gegenwart, der Vergangenheit oder der Zukunft zu sein scheinen. (Texte Cornelia Kube-Druener, Regie Wolfgang Klee)

Mitwirkende:     Wolfgang Klee, Cornelia Kube-Druener, Clemens Wolfart

Inspizientin:       Sonja Mlynarska      

Donnerstag 16. Juli 2015

16.00 bis 18.00 Uhr TALK AND Q&A „INTERNATIONALE KÜNSTLERKOOPERATIONEN“ – gemütlich bei Kaffee und Kuchen

Jutta Heun wird von ihren bisher realisierten internationalen Künstlerkooperationen berichten. Anschließend Q&A zur aktuellen Mail Art Ausstellung von Jutta Heun und Aline von der Assen

Freitag 17. Juli 2015 20.00 bis 22.00 Uhr CATLOGUE LAUNCH UND LIVE CONCERT / ELECTRONIC MESSY BROTHERS UND MONORAIN

Messy Brothers Die Messy Brothers sind ein Trio aus Frankfurter Musikern, die aus verschieden Bereichen der Musik kommen. Bei Ihren Konzerten fügen sie unterschiedliche Einflüsse von elektronischer Avantgarde, über Clubmusik bis zu klassischem Cello, zu einem neuen und unverwechselbaren Sound zusammen. Peter Fey : Synthesizer, René Schohe: Cello/ E-Cello, Philipp Russeger: Synthesizer

monorain u+003 wavefeeld//#capturoutine@deafstar live-electronic. hardware only. no presets. martin bott & dirk krecker

Catalogue Launch Feier der Veröffentlichung des Katalogs Fundamental Ephemeris. Dieser Katalog fasst die beiden Mail Art Ausstellungen Fundamental Ephemeris I (BronxArtSpace, New York, 2013) und Fundamental Ephemeris II (Ausstellungshalle der Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, 2015) zusammen.

Textbeiträge von Aline von der Assen und Jutta Heun

Kunstwerke von Geza Adasz, Faris Barakat, Khaled Barakeh, Walli Bauer, Florence Bechu, Christoph Borowiak, Alexander Bühler, Marina Cerea, Linda Cunningham, Eric Decastro, Robyn Doty, Sibylle Feidt, Carolyn Flood, Aleksandra Frankowska, Charles Geiger, Dede Handon, Jutta Heun, Cordula Hofmann, Dieter Hoffmeister, Max Holicki, Ina Holitzka, Won-Seok Hong, Yoonjung Kim, Wolfgang Klee, Gudrun Klöckner, Eva-Maria Kollischan, Dirk Krecker, Line Krom, Jens Lay, Kerstin Lichtblau, Monika Linhard, Llobet & Pons, Mona Löffler, Nestor Madalengoita, Kate Mahony, Bernd Metz, Loizos Olympios, Rhea O’Neill, Max Pauer, Anja Priska, Zeesy Powers, Pirjo Pulkkinen, Anke Röhrscheid, Chris Shaw, Eva Scheuter, René Schohe, Susan Sluglett, Annegret Soltau, Wang Ip Sszto, Astrid Stricker, Mamadou Touré aka Béhan, Annika van Vugt, Friederike Walter, Max Weinberg, Eva Weingärtner, Birgitta Weimer, Bas van Wieringen Tammy Wolsey und Maha Zarkout