Conceptual, process- and dialogue-oriented groups and projects that included exchange and sharing as compositional elements.
Formats that understood social platforms not as outcomes but as starting situations. In situational processes, we wanted to bring space and poetry into relation and movement with each other.
With medially open, connecting and binding actions, we sought entanglements and interweavings that formed dynamic structures and systems that offered openings and paths for changes of viewpoint and loops of reflection.
with Susanne Joachim and Chris Richter
The Gallery for Contemporary Knitting was a group, a project, a place and an eleven-part photo series.
Over a period of two years, a sequence of dialogical exchanges took place between people of different generations.
Means of communication and objects of exchange were photographs and knitted accessories, e.g. hats, scarves or stockings.
Frau Salger, Galerie für Gegenwartsstricken, 2001
with Patricia Sevilla-Cordia
Continent, online travel guide, exhibition:
Paintings and drawings of fish and reptiles in coral reefs and tropical scrub
20 artists chose a reptile or a fish from tropical regions in houses with aquariums and terrariums and donated their paintings to the respective houses for permanent exhibition. Photos for documentation and short accompanying texts by the artists were posted on the Eutropa website along with travel information about the location.
"Eutropa is a new continent emerging fragmented and distributed in Europe. Since the beginning of the millennium, an increasingly large public has become aware of this. With Eutropa as an exhibition project, an online travel guide is being created for this new continent, which is ideally suited as a destination in terms of culture, climate and landscape. The travel guide is also the exhibition catalogue of the Eutropa-wide exhibition."
with Christina Clar
In an exchange about migration history(s), we wanted to open up our own space of ideas about migration, which we felt was constricted, and engage in dialogue. About how narrative forms develop, how ideas about migration change and can be interpreted differently all the time. About how information, knowledge, judgements, dreams move with us, change with us, profanely, poetically. Several years and many enriching journeys, researches, conversations later, we were able to realise two of four previously planned realisations, an installation space with visual, auditory, mental impressions in Los Angeles and a compilation with music for the project.
- three months residency at Raid Projects, Los Angeles:
Interviews, city walks (see also Walking and Drawing), exhibition
- spatial installation Turning Dreams and Shifting Harbors
at the L.A. International art festival, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
- Turning Dreams and Shifting Harbors, music compilation
collaboration with the label: beaurivage
- Running Rooms, Sticking Alley
at Recyclart, Brussels, Belgium
Space installation, release concert of the music CD
with Tilly Henselleck, Susanne Joachim, Christoph Liebig, Jens Kloppmann, Manuela Osterburg, Katja van Osterhout, Rena Rädle, Kathleen Rahn, Matthias Weidmann
In our stagings, we conceptually included dialogical actions, treating them like objects as compositional elements. In this way, we also understood the museum for emerging art sculpturally.
Kulturbahnhof Kassel, 2000
Cassellastraße, Frankfurt a.M, 1999
We couldn't decide what an architecture for the MEA should look like. And so we launched an architectural competition. Those who took part were able to present their own ideas in a joint exhibition and catalogue.
Beforehand, there was a two-week series of lectures in Frankfurt a.M., where questions about an architecture for the imaginary institution, about non-material as well as material art and architecture were discussed and reflected on experimentally in workshops.
Book Fair Leipzig, 2000
Museum herb garden
The stand was designed as a barren cell. We offered herb seeds for a museum garden. From these, the MEA's herb garden grew spread out in unknown directions.
Fridericianum Kassel, 1999
Dialogue and orientation
The astronomical terms revolution and rotation with the planet names of our solar system were written on the entrance wall, a compass rotated continuously in the middle of the room. 180 postcard-sized entries hung across two walls: Pictures from friends and acquaintances of MEA of what they were missing or would be arriving next.
Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, at Phase 4, 1998
By means of a test, we were able to prove that our visitors had an above-average capacity for inspiration. We also offered warrants for the purchase of an edition copy. A year later, this was a documentary photo with the avatars of the buyers of the warrants. It showed how we set off with them for new shores.
Kulturbahnhof Kassel, 1998
In an empty shop we invited to the first exchange with the MEA – about something that can never be finished. In the station hall we installed large seat cushions with recordings of exhibitions and other art events.
– Treppenaufsatz (Staircase essay), installations for DisSimile – Prospections of young European art, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
– Zwischenstop (Stopover), installation for the symposium Gegen das Warten, Stadtgalerie Bern
– Romance, installation of a virtual artwork on Mars, mars-patent.org
– Eine Architektur für das Museum für werdende Kunst (An Architecture for the Museum for Evolving Art), Kulturbahnhof Kassel, exhibition, lectures, catalogue
– Intermezzo IV, Leipzig Book Fair
– missing fields at My world is not enough, Fridericianum Kassel
– soup theory at Ufo-Strategies, Edith-Ruß-Haus, Oldenburg
– Intermezzo III, Fishing for Compliments, Book Fair Frankfurt a.M.
– First Edition, HAUS, Kassel
– Intermezzo II, at Phase 4, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart
– Intermezzo I, Kulturbahnhof Kassel
– Eine Architektur für das Museum für werdende Kunst (An Architecture for the Museum of Emerging Art), Lecture series, workshops and exhibition, Frankfurt a.M.