Nichts.

Virtuelles Nichts, Augmented Nichts, Reales Nichts. Mixed Nichts, Extended Nichts. 

Die sechs Künstler*innen (Daniel Hengst, Vesela Stanoeva, Farina Hamann, Vladimir Ilic, Clemens Schöll und Frederika Tsai) haben innerhalb einer Woche gemeinsam ein ortsspezifisches Konzept für den Raum an der Bochumer Straße 140 – 142 entwickelt. Dabei erforschten sie sowohl die eigenen Potenziale als auch die des Ortes. Das Ergebnis umfasst unterschiedliche Medien, deren Darstellungsformen und -logiken verhandelt werden. Das Ausstellungskonzept verschmilzt neben klassischen Installations- und Videoarbeiten zeitgenössische Formate von Virtual und Augmented Reality. 

© Ravi Seick 

Do Not Panic. Merging Physical and Virtual Spaces

My general intention, as an artist in the exhibition Do Not Panic, is to explore the fusion of real and virtual worlds in order to exploit the change of a sensory perception in the digital age. The focus will be put on two spatial stagings in the format of installations which illustrate the cultural-structural changes through the Ruhr region from the beginning of industrialization to modern times. The first installation was created in October 2017 in cooperation with the DIY store Hornbach andhas the title Verlust an Genauigkeit. Thematically it concerns the coloring as well as the demolition of an generation-spanning blacksmith’s workshop. The second installation, entitled Transzendenter Supranaturalismus, features a virtual performance that takes place on the site of the former Hoesch Provincial Office and was already on display at theFavoriten Festival Dortmund 2018. The digital age reveals new ways to present and experience cultural content through a variety of technologies. In this context, the aim of the research within the project Do Not Panic is to create hybrid spatial installations that offer the visitors a sensory, interactive experience. However, such hybrid spatial installations never define only physical and digital objects that coexist and interact in real time: concept, context and a curative approach, in terms of spatial dramaturgy, play an equally important role in this format.

See

 

The work See investigates the narrative properties of light through video projection and real-time movement data of the visitors. See, commissioned by the International Light Art Centre in Unna, was created in collaboration with StoryLab kiU in Dortmund. 

projector, mirror foil, Arduino Uno, ultrasonic distance sensor module

 

Do not disturb

Privacy is the ability of an individual to seclude himself. Every person has its own physical and mental reality. A reality which ca be view as a state of autonomy, as an awareness of one’s capacity to control the boundary between self and other. In general, one cannot have a reasonable expectations of privacy in things held to the public. The lack of privacy in the public was an interesting challenge for me. How can an individual reach a state of privacy into public space? With this question in mind, I started investigating the human behavior into public spaces of different kind. Places such as the train, the bus stop and the elevator.

After documenting various situations I could analyze them with the idea to understand the people outside the private zone. When do the people stay away from each other? What makes one to keep a distance and how one successfully shut off in public spaces?

In conclusion of my research, I notices that people shut off often in the public spaces. They try to avoid each other by minimizing the basic senses of hearing, seeing and smelling.

Atmoterrorism

“Atmoterrorism”, light art installation, represents the negative impact of the sun as a light source of harmful rays. The power of the sun is hyperbolic showed through line, color, surface, volume and tone. The light art installation is engaged with the idea of creating room in the room, a play of form, intensity, visibility and resonance, which all together lead to multiple experience of the visitor. This creation of an exaggerated sun environment is inspired from the terrorism, especially from the form of atmoterrorism which Prof. Dr. Peter Sloterdijk describes. Аtmoterrorism is the assault not on the body of the enemy, but on his or her environment. This terrorism of the atmosphere is to be understood as a human-made form of quake that turns the enemy’s environment into a weapon against them.

Film by Julieth Villada

Poetry of observation

Color scenography in the house of Hermès. A research on the connection between season and window displays.

The window displays of Hermes made by Leila Menchari are an experience of absolute timelessness. This absolute timelessness we can be reached when the window display is in its level of coherence.  The contrast created in the context of the season will attract the attention of the consumer. Color affects us emotionally, with different colors evoking different emotions. In short, color has the capacity to affect the human nervous system and I see existing relation between window display color scheme and the seasons of the year.