"this is the subject we have",2015

 "this is the subject we have" is a collaboration project with Paul Zürker and Saskia Senge.

The exhibition documents and deals with the collaboration of three artists. It has been realized for several months. Initial meetings marked by the spatial separation of the artists are only possible through the digital and its communication techniques. Followed by meetings in the exhibition space. 

During these, the topic developes associative from the exhibition title „this is the subject we have“. From the ambiguity of the english word „ subject“ the meaning connected to person gains more importance. 

The exhibition as a subject develops a life of its own, which can be controlled only partially by the artists. The artist’s absolute authority over work doesn`t succeed in that context anymore. Information is fed into the group, further processed and not properly controllable. Something arises. Terms such as own and alien, subject and object, immateriality and physicality get blurry. The exhibition is divided into three rooms, each labelled by a term.

 First Room

pvc color sheet, variable size
fluorescent light, color print on pvc, 100x100cm
vaselin,acrylic,patel,glass color,enamel color, paper, variable size

ultrasonic gel,wood,mirror, variable size

Exhibitions materialize over displays which inscenates and provide each others contexts, but can also be subject of an art work itself. The „materiality“-room refers to various display techniques in art and design and maintains through that the materiality of the „ subject“. 

A body is defined by the displays. The average skin color of the three participating artists serves as color appearance of the subjects interface in „materiality“. Previously the color-interface was multiplied by using it as the flyer motif for the exhibition with corresponding explanations. 

On tables, whose ratios are defined by the display of an iPhone 3, are i.e. fleshy colored ultrasonic gel, that reminds of the human remains on the clean flatness of a touch screen. The melt of alien and own arouse playful lust and disgust.

Second Room

projector, live (non stop) run programm, sound,variable size

„The process“ documents and reflects the formation of the exhibition itself. The initial meetings in digital via Skype, email and messenger are marked by immateriality and incompleteness. By recording the Skype calls and relistening, the discussions takes on a life of its own. 

The voice became an own existence. Parts of the voice recordings were taken and transformed into the exhibition space. Through live-processed filter the voice varies. A static identity is sought in vain. The Transformation of voice associates to different physicality and temporality which are origins of spoken language. 

On the wall, a torus is projected that temporarily deforms in real time influenced by the audio. The slow rotation of the geometric shape is illuminated by a strobe light. The high frequency of the flickering light is perceived as a simulated trigger of the projection. An apparent congruence arises. The media used, sound and light, are immatériel. 

However, they are highly physical by the intensity of the voice and the stutter of light on the visitors. The ordinary sense of space gets confused. The often not perceived technical equipment as source are laying sparse in the room.

Third Room

mirror, wood, floor material, fluorescent light, metal chain, variable size (mirror cube- 120x120x120cm)

The „desire“-room is not to enter. With a silver chain the entrance is blocked. The space acts as an image. A cube is hanging in space. Its sides are mirrored. From an ideal view point the cube appears completely darkened because of black „ spots“ in the space that are mirrored. The ceiling lights are mirrored on the floor. The room is flooded with light, that warms and hums through the fluorescent tubes.
Something future seems to generate.