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.
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?
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.
shows in her gouache in the urban fine dust a blue island with potential.
The two-channel video of
deals with the fine dust blowing from soil that is industrially farmed.
On the painting of
a girl with a respirator mask is swinging comfortably in a hammock.
establishes the connection between urban greenery and our breathing with her artificial turf in the shape of a lung.
reflects an industrial landscape with its clouds of exhaust gases in a respirator mask.
deals as a concerned person in her object with the pollution of indoor air by fragrance additives in consumer products.
shows in her “Avantgardist” how absurd the technical protection of breath as the basis of all life is.
In the video performance by
the artist breathes himself into a pile of white powder until it has almost disappeared.
Program “It takes my breath away”.
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.
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
Curator : Tom Albrecht