CHEWING GUM MACHINES
CHRISTINE KISORSY Berlin
Christine Kisorsy addresses the city as a spatial archive of everyday culture. In her photo series “Chewing gum machines” she dedicates herself to the brightly varnished boxes that are attached to some of the weathered ones housewall lead a shadowy existence.
The remaining machines defy their environment anachronistically which they seem to grow together the more they are forgotten.
Taking photos turned the gum machines out of their original urban context. For artspace bremerhaven they will return and through the presentation on housewalls at the "Alte Bürger" the urban soace will be transformed in to an art space.
BREMERHAVEN RECORDINGS S/W
HEIKO SANDELMANN Bremerhaven
Heiko Sandelmann shows Bremerhaven motifs, which show in the imagery and design their very own aesthetic. Limitation of details, high-contrast or extremely low-contrast lighting situations, variants with sharpness and blurring, graphic image compositions and extreme perspectives create “new” images.
The focus is on photography, which is why the pictures are mostly in black and white.
MIXED MEDIA ART
JANNEK CHARLET Hagen i. Bremischen
Jannek Charlet's mainspring is the attempt to give expression to all the different aspects of life. With cardboard, woolen thread and paint, the artist creates impressive, large-format, abstract works on which the gaze lingers and thoughts get stuck.
Torn canvases, cut open, pierced and yet put back together, patched and sewn with a blunt needle - some full of anger and sadness, others with light, passion and confidence.
MIXED MEDIA ART + PROJECTION
I CAME OUT OF THE WATER
KOLLEKTIV "HERZAS" / ASTRID VON SCHABLONOWSKY + TOBIAS LANGELA Bremerhaven
"HerzAs" combines the elements of painting, projection, sound and the deep love for their seafarer- uncle. The mixed media works are reminiscent of water, ocean and depth.
Homesickness and wanderlust determines the project overall.
Enlargements of the images will be projected in the room. Moving surfaces und structures visualize the depth, width and all-encompassing water impression.
The synthesized sounds and atmospheres for the motifs of sea, underwater, wind, ice, cold and light and the stations of his seafaring life read from the uncle's logbooks are combined to a
holistic overall experience of distance and longing, of leaving and returning.
BROCKEN BY THE SEA
BABETTE SEMMER Berlin
Babette Semmer shows pictures in an old shipping container that deal
with Caspar David Friedrich and the sea. Her choice of
materials of pumice stone and acrylic paint alludes to apocalyptic changes in nature through modern technology and thus shows Friedrich's romantic melancholy in a new light.Visitors can become a part and present themselves as romantic-looking back
figures in front of a beach backdrop.
CASPER DEL GELMINI Berlin
Caspar de Gelmini deals with a mixture of contemporary music and video art
Music which has a long tradition in Germany and requires a great deal of knowledge of instrumental music. Live electronics requires knowledge of photography and image processing. IRCAM software such as Max Msp, Open Music and Jitter will be used here. The goal is to create an interface between music and art. Caspar de Gemini will record film material for artspace bremerhaven in Bremerhaven and use it in his videos. The thematic focus is one's own family history of emigration.
"MAHIZ" – PLANT IMPRESSIONS
RAINER BRAUN Loxstedt
The very special slide film „Polapan“ developed a special charm and attraction for Rainer Braun. Equipped with a manual reflex camera, he wanders through nature, especially in autumn, and photographs cultivated plants at the end of their existence. With a special focus on details, he visualized this aesthetic with its morbid but exciting structures in the picture.
WOODEN SCULPTURE – MUSHROOMS + BRONZE
EMBRACE / I HUG YOU
CARLA RUMP Bussum/Niederlande
The sculpture is about the cycle of life; the rhythm of death and life, growth and germination. From the vulnerablity of humanity. Carla Rump brings her sculpture “I hug you” to artspace bremerhaven.
This wooden sculpture of an embrace between a woman and a unicorn was left to nature for two years. Hugged by lichens and mushrooms, a double hug now appears and the sculpture unites the aspects of nature and art. Carla Rump also sees a realization of the last Covid period in her sculpture: the overwhelming power of nature.
The sculpture is currently being cast in bronze in order to fix the process of transience.
AUFWIND CLUB – PROJEKT: BREMERHAVEN
NILS FRICKE Bremerhaven
The found footage film project "Aufwind Club - Projekt: Bremerhaven" answers some questions about Bremerhaven's urban development, such as:
Do major projects solve structural problems?
How do you actually clean a sailing ship?
Are we Easter Islanders?
Do we have to accept this decline of the city? Is it inevitable?
Can a great music video emerge from neoliberalism?
But while all of this sounds like crude satire and provocation, the cinematic experiment is actually about a completely different question:
How can the recontextualization of found footage be used to create different meanings? When film material is torn from its original source and rearranged, it can tell, illustrate, criticize or advertise.
MARCUS DÖBBER, SARAH HAACK, DIDALDI, REBECCA TSCHESLOG + SVEN WILLMS Bremerhaven
A digital video project will be shown with which a connection between fashion design, music composition, choreography and dance is created visually in a filmic representation. The exhibition consists of various components and focuses on a reflection of human behavior in relation to ethical and moral ideas. The main work is a digital projection in connection with haptic work and visual art, which will include the spatial design.
KATI VON SCHWERIN Berlin
I am a supraregional hybrid looking for my home, looking for what seems to be deeply rooted in the DNA. Because home is a precious good, like a small jewelry box in which the most valuable treasures of the chewing gum machines have been lying since childhood. Memory. It's the lighthouse and the anchor, the safe way out if you get lost. Home is so wonderful because it is clarity, structure and continuity. Incontrovertible and undoubtedly, a mole. It's the wooden house in late summer with a rocking chair and a fireplace. Everything is ready for you, nothing will go crazy or rearranged. Home is cozy, a woolen blanket after heavy rain. Home is always, always there, even if sometimes it seems to fall apart.
ARTIFACTS + STORIES/AUDIOWALK
ANARCHIE LEICHTGEMACHT (AT) – A CONFUSING EXPEDITION
KOPROW + PREßMAR Frankfurt/Gießen
A selection of newspaper articles from different topics areas and eras, fragments from their own biography, fictional stories and outrageous nonsense. The Koprow&Pressmar audio walk guides you through the „Alte Bürger“ - free of charge via QR code with your smartphone. Whether you feel the stories are true or false – at this audio walk you will be confused/dazed!
LUIZA BRAZ BATISTA + PAUL HESS Trier
ON DEMAND is a series of short private performances created by two stage dancers improvisationally in the moment. The performers follow the guidelines that the audience selects in advance using the modular menu. A maximum of four people cross on a selection sheet in different categories of their "preferences". The choices are: cast, music, light, costume and extras.
The group enters the room, the completed sheet is handed over to the performers. They refer to read the checked guidelines, start the music and immediately create a personal introduction for the group.
Each group receives a unique performance piece that is about five minutes long and tailored to their wishes.
MUT-MACHT-MASKE / MULTILAYERED VIEWS
BARBARA OTTO Köln
Before the "corona mask" became a daily element of the human face, Barbara Otto was already busy with the masked face that hides the "real" face. A mask allows the wearer to slip into another role, to express concerns, messages and feelings. It is used for protection in public spaces, thus expanding the individual options for action. The objects were created on a material of the decades-old up to 10 cm thick poster layers (Schwarten) of advertising pillars. Barbara Otto uses collage techniques.
ATIEH SALARI Mannheim
Many people spend a lot of their life observing, almost continuously through the lens of their phone camera.
Selfies are taken at almost every corner. Not only do the special poses raise questions, but also the associated attitude towards the background objects.
Are those people actually interested in the chosen location? Are they only there to take a photo that could later be liked as a "special" experience and generate more followers?
Whether in politics, in which a politician's handshake tries to suggest a peaceful attitude or whenever visiting a trendy restaurant or club. Impact top! Selfie shot!
Atieh Salari works on this topic with humor and irony and a photo-realistic art style.
The #selfie series is existing since January 2020 and is ongoing.
WAY TO MY HEART
KATERYNA BORTSOVA Ukraine
The concept of this project relates directly to travel and self-actualization in a globalized world. Kateryna Bortsova referred to the problems arising in connection with the closure of the borders due to the pandemic; how people seek their place in the global world when life suddenly narrows to the same country or even region. She wants to draw the viewer's attention to a paradox: offline the world is closed and limited - online unlimited openness of content and links that are clearly manifested during a pandemic. In addition to the pandemic, there is the unsolved problem of migration, which has worsened worldwide.
Technically, the work is done with different colors, ink on used maps.
SCREAMING HEADS + MEN FEELINGS 1+2
JANINA MAU Ohlenstadt
The Men Feelings 1 + 2 series is a criticism of certain male-dominant behavior that cannot be overlooked on closer inspection. Nevertheless, this series of sculptures encounters existing problems with humor and tries to attract attention without judgment. And above all: to invite the viewer to share their own feelings and experiences.
At the same time, the subject of "screaming heads" has grown for the artist over the past few years and - in a wide variety of sizes and variations - has become a prominent focus of her work. The screaming heads are the epitome of contradiction, resistance, outcry, protest, "open your mouth" and can be felt and interpreted in many ways.
KYLE EGRET Hamburg
Kyle Egret is interested in bringing art to places, in which it would not usually come into contact with. He is very fascinated by taking the peculiarities of the room, the architecture, the dimensions and furnishings as the basis for his work. He begins to play as if he were composing music - and little by little they surrender well-known harmonies, melodies and forms, which are found in dialogue and create something new. For the artspace bremerhaven he works with black and white graphics in the form of wall paintings, hanging graphics and objects.
SIDE BY SIDE
REGINA SCHNERSCH Marburg
In the project “side by side / side by side” Regina Schnersch confronts herself with the topics: Isolation, touch, encounter, distance and aloofness, she looks for separation and connection in the tension between surface and space. Her focus is on exploring the limits of the shaping of the material and dealing intensively with opposites. Her sculptures are mainly carved from one piece of stone. She prefers manual work, directly in stone.
6 CANNEL AUDIO/SOUNDINSTALLATION
HYBRID ENVIRONMENTS – SPECULATIVE SOUNDSCAPES
BEA TARGOSZ Berlin
„hybrid environments - speculative soundscapes“ is an artistic research and installation about the transformations of the soundscape in the context of technological change. HE: SS is a reflection on the essence of technology. Is it a process of penetration or a process of being carried away? How would hybrid environments develop? Which sounds become signals and which become Keynote sounds? What new sounds, rhythms and energies will arise? „hybrid environments - speculative soundscapes“ is a 6-cannel audio installation - an environment consists of field recordings depicting geophony, biophony and anthrophony.
FICTIONAL CATOGRAPHY ON FABRICS
AUF DER GRENZE
ANDREA ZIEGLER Hamburg
What does the city map look like for different social groups, depending on time, mobility or financial possibilities? How does the city change at different times? Are there “no go areas”? Andrea Ziegler will research this using official statistics, but also personal city maps of individual Bremerhaven residents. The artist sews fictional cartographies, social city maps onto fabric. Andrea Ziegler has been sewing her work for ten years and has found her means of artistic expression in it.
The embroidery, whether with a sewing machine or hand-embroidered, always automatically produces two pages, which is very convenient to her in terms of content. A picture always automatically has two sides, two perspectives and thus allows at least two interpretations of what is seen.
CORINNA WRANA Vienna/Austria
Corinna Wrana approaches the space through the performative act of installing. With her sculptural, spatial and temporal artistic practice, she encounters the existing space and acts in a situation related manner. For artspace bremerhaven she will prepare an installation using a stringing system.
Through the stringing systems, which she creates with ribbons, an experience of spatial experience opens up; it questions the usual use of spaces.
PAINTING + PERFORMANCE
ANDREA VAN REIMERSDAHL Berlin
Andrea van Reimersdahl understands painting as a body-related medium. Shaped by her interest in fashion, costume and stage design, she experiments with the relationship between body, silhouette, space and identity.
The artist paints, stretches and drapes fabrics. She combines classic painting techniques with processing techniques from the clothing industry, such as applications, rough cuts, and textile washes. She stages her paintings as spatial and wall works, in kinetic installations, body performances or photo series. Her concern is to use the body as an active image carrier in such a way that the female identity in her painterly questioning comes to the fore.
INTERACTIVE (SOUND-) INSTALLATION
THE HUMAN NATURE
LEON ECKARD Düsseldorf/Neuss
In the middle of a room is a tree-like plant - uprooted on concrete. A soundscape tells of the natural environment of the plant. When moving in space, the sounds fall apart and return to its origin. They are synthesized imitations of nature.
However, restoration is possible through careful movement. This means that humans and plants can coexist.
Perception is easy to outsmart and today's technology allows us to shape our environment according to our ideas. It is becoming more and more difficult to differentiate between what was man-made
and what was created autonomously, which ultimately raises the question of what is natural at all. Perhaps this is the nature of man?
WEIQI WANG Berlin
Entirely in the public space, on the meadow, in a square or under a tree on the sidewalk, passers-by come: inside into a staged, free “living room”.
There, the artist Weiqi Wang is happy to talk to everyone: to drink tea come and portray each other with clay. Previous knowledge is not necessary!
It is important that those who hove not gotten to know each other talk to each other.
This type of encounter is a platform to perceive each other, to listen and for a real exchange.
The resulting small clay heads serve as documentation of the encounter as well as the gift for one another.
SCULPTURE/PRESSED OLD CLOTHES
HASSAN SCHEIDAEI Bremen
Hassan Scheidaei deals with the topic of clothing: how and what clothing shows about its wearer. And also how the roles of the wearer and what is worn can shift: from the person who determines what clothes they wear to the clothes who determines the identity of a person. The artist is interested in the human aspect of these apparently no longer usable substances that are taken from nature and are looking for a suitable use in a modified form. For artspace bremerhaven, Hassan Scheidaei is building a sculpture out of pressed old clothes
MARTINA LEITHENMAYR Kohlberg
Crowds, completely relaxed and without masks – we are not used to it for over a year now. Reason enough to draw, paint and shape as many people as possible, to bring them all together as a statement of the joy in each other and with one another.
Martina Leithenmayr will create a crowd in a room: with portraits of a complete society, with constantly sketching new ones in different techniques and also during the exhibition.
Martina Leithenmayr uses various untergrounds and the most impossible formats in her painting. The portraits are created on old tavern tables, sections of old beams, classically on canvas or
sometimes on frit plates or as sculptures.
CHRISTIAN PLEP Bremen
In balance with space and color; with the environment and myself; the balancing act in art. Don't lose your balance during these times.
Christian Plep started an ongoing series in the first lockdown in March 2020, the first “Corona-Files”. With the new titel „small works“ they found their way into small exhibitions or presentations.
Now, a year after these first works, he is taking them out of their frames and putting them on plywood sheets in the familiar shapes, but in a larger format.
KATHARINA FORSTER Werder
As an interdisciplinary artist, Katharina Forster draws connections between different topics that are represented in her art. The versatile textile processing options as knitting, hooking, weaving and sewing enliven her artistic expression.
She uses everyday materials that are essential for the objects such as the colored pigment in painting. A new combination creates forms and thus associations that correspond to an image effect and a sculpture.
Captains Tea: 12 tea bags, made from the fabric of a life jacket, are visibly hidden in the "Alte Bürger" at equal distances from each other. If visitors find them, they are invited to share a photo.
SARAH MANG Gablitz/Austria
ORIENTATION is an extensive installation with white textile dots and tactile prints. Sarah Mang took the principle of dots from Braille. These dots are placed on the floor and on the walls. The exhibition is equally accessible to blind and sighted people. It should open up new spaces for thinking; the artist invites the audience to actively participate in discourse. At the same time the interview film “THE ART OF PERCEPTION” will be shown.
MARTIN KEMNER + P.K.P.K Bremen
He is a puppeteer and calls himself "P.K.P.K". He is a video artist with an interdisciplinary approach. Together it is about the connection of 2- and 3-dimensional worlds.
For this purpose, an immersive video projection will be installed in a room in which a being (doll / figure / object) is desperate to be only 2-dimensional, i.e. to only exist virtually. In the course of the performance, the character will step into the real world and do real things: make music, dance, interact with the audience.
SCULPTURES FROM OLD PLASTIC
REDUCE + REUSE = NOW
kabloo is an explorer with an eye for details and context. Sometimes she acts as an ARTivist. Sometimes it gets bizarre and often poetic.
The constant need for plastic is making a significant contribution to climate change. The manufacture of a plastic bag alone causes 120 grams of CO² and plastic production has more than doubled in the last 20 years. If the trend continues, according to estimates, plastic production will quadruple again by 2050 and then generate 52.2 gigatons. The installation Reduce + Reuse = Now is intended to encourage reflection on how often we use plastic as a disposable product and throw it away thoughtlessly. Warning but poetic, the plastic objects fascinate the viewer, regardless of whether outside in nature - hanging from trees - or arranged inside.
MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION
MAY BE ART
STEFANIE HALLER Frankfurt
Stefanie Haller's series „may be art“ shows works of art that are skipped at the specific moment because they have not yet been loaded and are therefore too slow for our fast
eyes, and on the other hand cannot be viewed in the original anyway, because the exhibition venues were closed during the pandemic.
The resulting intermediate image, however, becomes independent and becomes a
new image - just at the moment that went unnoticed by most. In this way, locked & unloaded reflects the pandemic-induced standstill of art and culture cultural enterprise and asks what will grow out of it.
TWO SAUSAGES ARE COMPLAINING EPISODE #2
JOHANNA SCHMIDT + CHARLOTTE RURPERT Leipzig
In every episode of Schmidt & Ruppert's multimedia performance series “Two Sausages Are Complaining ”, the performers introduce new musical references into an existing setting. Two women, dressed in hot dog costumes, as they are worn by professional promoters in the city centers of late capitalist Europe, piled plastic boxes full of stale bread, the smell of which fills the room, close-ups of faces flicker on the walls, text comes by the German singer Andreas Bourani.
A collision between hard, stale bread and soft hot dogs, between harshly clapping female performers and the male singer's self-care text.
SOPHIA BIZER & LAURA CARLOTTA CORDT Bremen/Kiel
DAS GLITZERMUSEUM is a mobile one-person museum. Finds, stories and memories come together in a tiny room presents a very special collection, which can be expanded by the visitors.The collection is sorted individually and yet together at each appearance, cataloged and kept. The individual approach is celebrated and at the same time transferred in a collective process. THE GLITTER MUSEUM is a meeting place!
The special thing about this museum is its small size and its mobility: a pentagonal one space offers surprisingly museum-like conditions and a special intimacy.
TTT – TINY THEATER TO GO
KIM-LOTTE STÖBER Offenbach
A wooden hut in the forest is the set of the “tiny theater to go”, which is being pulled by three bicycles. Played and produced by women, it tours for 5 months through Germany and offers the team a place to sleep. The play "Five Women" is a modern, feminist version of the drama "Peer Gynt" and gives Aase, Ingrid, Jorda, Anitra and Solvejg a voice after 140 years.
INSTALLATION WITH TISSUE PAPERS
SUYOUNG KIM Saarbrücken
Lattice patterns are drawn on tissue paper - the large sheets are pinned to a line. The size of the paper changed, the sheets are hanging side by side and on top of each other. The grid patterns influence each other, new lines and shapes are created. The installation is also moved by external influences like wind.
STEFANIE MANHILLEN + MARCO JODES Sinzig
While Marco is dancing, interacting non-verbally or verbally with guests, picking up their movements and moods and translates them into his very own dance language, Stefanie draws and
sprays what swings over to her from this encounter and the dance: fragments of movement, body parts of the dancer and the passer-bys, moods or very own images emerging from the
WERK.2021: FROM BRICKS TO BREAD
JONAS HUMMEL FT. WERK.HAUS KOLLEKTIV Bremerhaven
House 218 in the "Alten Bürger" has already provided a home for cultural and artistic interim uses since 2019 under the title WERK.embassy of creators. Since the beginning of this year, a group of young cultural entrepreneurs has come together who want to jointly develop the building into a Green Culture Hub. WERK.2021: From Bricks to Bread is an exhibition that artistically documents this transformation process.
In cooperation with the "Findus - The good room for EssKultur", edible WERKe are created for this purpose, as witnesses of the transformation. The unique BackWERKe are to be exhibited together
with the signed architectural fragments.
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