ARTISTS 2021

© Christine Kisorsy
© Christine Kisorsy

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.

 

 

www.kisorsy-photo.de


© Heiko Sandelmann
© Heiko Sandelmann

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.


© Jannek Charlet
© Jannek Charlet

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.

 


© Paula G. Vidal
© Paula G. Vidal

DIGITAL PAINTING

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
© Casper del Gelmini

VIDEO

EXPERIMENTAL VIDEOS

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.

 


© Rainer Braun
© Rainer Braun

PHOTOGRAPHY

"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.

 


© Carla Rump
© Carla Rump

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.

 


© Nils Fricke
© Nils Fricke

FILM

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.

 


INSTALLATION/VIDEO

VII

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
© Kati von Schwerin

MIXED MEDIA/PERFORMANCE/MUSIC

ROTONDA

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.

 


© Koprow + Preßmar
© Koprow + Preßmar

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!

 


© Oliver Look
© Oliver Look

PERFORMANCE/THEATER

ON DEMAND

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.


© Barbara Otto
© Barbara Otto

INSTALLATION

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
© Atieh Salari

SELFIE-PHOTO-PAINTING

#SELFIE

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.


© Kateryna Bortsova
© Kateryna Bortsova

PAINTING

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.

 


WALKABLE INSTALLATION

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
© Kyle Egret

INSTALLATION/MIXED MEDIA/MUSIC

OBJECTS

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.

 


© Regina Schnersch
© Regina Schnersch

SCULPTURES

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.

 


© Bea Targosz
© Bea Targosz

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.


© Pascale Riesinger
© Pascale Riesinger

RAUMINSTALLATION

STRINGING SYSTEMS

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.

 


© Andrea van Reimersdahl
© Andrea van Reimersdahl

PAINTING + PERFORMANCE

STONEWASHED

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.


© Leon Eckard
© Leon Eckard

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
© Weiqi Wang

PERFORMANCE

ENCOUNTERS II

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.

 


© Hassan Scheidaei
© Hassan Scheidaei

SCULPTURE/PRESSED OLD CLOTHES

ALIVE

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
© Martina Leithenmayr

PAINTING/MIXED MEDIA

HUMAN CROWD

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
© Christian Plep

SCULPTURE/OBJECTS

IN BALANCE

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
© Katharina Forster

SCULPTURE

CAPTAINS TEA

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
© Sarah Mang

INSTALLATION/FILM

ORIENTATION

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
© Martin Kemner

PERFORMANCE/FILM/PUPPET THEATER

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.

 

 


© kabloo
© kabloo

SCULPTURES FROM OLD PLASTIC

REDUCE + REUSE = NOW

KABLOO Hamburg

 

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.

 


© Stefanie Haller
© Stefanie Haller

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.


© Johanna Schmidt + Charlotte Rurpert
© Johanna Schmidt + Charlotte Rurpert

PERFORMANCE

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.

 


© Dafne Jaramillo
© Dafne Jaramillo

INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE

GLITZERMUSEUM

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.

 


© Kim-Lotte Störer
© Kim-Lotte Störer

THEATER/PERFORMANCE

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.

 


© Suyoung Kim
© Suyoung Kim

INSTALLATION WITH TISSUE PAPERS

HANGING

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
© Stefanie Manhillen + Marco Jodes

DANCE/MIXED MEDIA

INTERACTION-LIVE-DRAWING

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 unconscious.

 


INSTALLATION/PERFORMANCE/EXHIBITION

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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