11.1. – 3/1/2019, Fridays 5pm – 8pm

Exhibition with object, collage, painting, video, video installation, performance, talks, lecture

We breathe in nitrogen oxides and particulate matter with the air from traffic, coal-fired power plants, construction sites, wood firing, agricultural technology. At home, artificial scents of allergenic deodorants, detergents, fabric softeners and plastic odors waft around us. The Federal Environment Agency estimates that 45,000 premature deaths are caused by particulate matter in Germany every year. It takes my breath away.

The German environmental aid organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe is calling for an improvement in air quality and is suing local authorities for exceeding particulate matter limits. Driving bans are already looming.

Fine dust card Berlin 9.11.2018

Fine dust concentration above the limit value 50 microgram/m³ in Berlin 9.11.2018

Citizens around the world are starting to build their own fine dust sensors in self-help projects and are putting the values on a map.

What do artists have to say about this?

It could be so beautiful, © J. Moldenhauer

It could be so beautiful, © J. Moldenhauer


Tom Albrecht, Ruth Biller, Matthias Fritsch, Rike Goll, Irene Hoppenberg, Jürgen Moldenhauer, Mari Terauchi, Maud Tutsche, Roland Wegerer


om Albrecht
illustrates in his object the process of how our society, over a period of 30 years each 12 air pollutants over a period of 30 years. He performed live this work with sound, fog, changing light and speech.

Ruth Biller
shows in her gouache in the urban fine dust a blue island with potential.

The two-channel video of
Matthias Fritsch
deals with the fine dust blowing from soil that is industrially farmed.

On the painting of
Rike Goll
a girl with a respirator mask is swinging comfortably in a hammock.

Irene Hoppenberg
establishes the connection between urban greenery and our breathing with her artificial turf in the shape of a lung.

Jürgen Moldenhauer
reflects an industrial landscape with its clouds of exhaust gases in a respirator mask.

Mari Terauchi
deals as a concerned person in her object with the pollution of indoor air by fragrance additives in consumer products.

Maud Tutsche
shows in her “Avantgardist” how absurd the technical protection of breath as the basis of all life is.

In the video performance by
Roland Wegerer
the artist breathes himself into a pile of white powder until it has almost disappeared.

Program “It takes my breath away”.

Vernissage 11.1.2019, 7 pm with audio-visual text performance by Tom Albrecht  “Pollutant of the Month”. Technical Assistance Ulf Reinhard
Welcome video (9:23)

Welcome by Tom Albrecht in front of object by Irene Hoppenberg, photo Simon It takes my breath away

Welcome by Tom Albrecht in front of object by Irene Hoppenberg, C Simon Terauchi-Koch

Exhibition Jan. 18, 5-8 p.m.
the artist Irene Hoppenberg is present.

Artist talk Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Exhibition from 5 pm
Artists in the exhibition talk to guests about their works.

Comfort Zone - Rike Goll

Comfort Zone – Rike Goll

Exhibition Feb. 1, 5-8 p.m.
The artist Maud Tutsche will be present.

Exhibition Feb. 8, 5-8 p.m.
The artist Matthias Fritsch will be present.

Exhibition Feb. 15, 5-8 p.m.
The artist Ruth Biller will be present.

Lecture Feb. 22, 7 p.m.: Dr. Ina Säumel,“Breathing Air in the City” (pdf, 5.5MB), TU-Berlin, Institute of Ecology.
Exhibition from 5 pm

Finissage Mar. 1, 7 p.m. with audio-visual text performance by Tom Albrecht “Pollutant of the Month, Part Two.”
Technical assistance Ulf Reinhard. Video (16:11 min.)
Exhibition from 5 pm

Curator : Tom Albrecht