Giorgos Kakanakis, Bilgehan Öziş, Johanna Domke
the shining path to salvation
Room 237, 102 min, 2012
mit/ with live soundtrack performance
NOTE ON used to be a non-profit project space for transdisciplinary collaborations, exhibition curating and artistic research from 2011 till 2013. In the second half of 2013, NOTE ON will redefine its format and aims without a fixed space.
U. Gerhardt, F. Hamann, S. Husse & I. Kannegiesser
• 2013 •
In 2013, NOTE ON is engaging in the contextual processes of naming and re-naming in our visual culture. In five artistic projects, agents oppose lingual normativities, and the act of (re-)naming is conceptualized as an action constituting reality: The titling of contemporary sculptures along with significant events and historical ruptures, i.e. 1989 (»Und die Uhrzeit läuft einfach immer weiter«, solo exhibition by Wilhelm Klotzek), casting spells on objects and charging them with narration (»Ils usaient de la parole un peu comme le chef de train de ses drapeaux, ou de sa lanterne.«, group exhibition curated by guest curator F. Heckel), traceable misunderstandings of and caused by language. (»Keep Taking it Apart«, group exhibition curated by guest curator Yulia Startsev) or the speculative etymology of the plant genus »Ferrari Amaryllis« (exhibition by L. McLardy and F. Spichtig) can be understood as artistic acts of name-giving against the backdrop of unfinished histories and the appropriation of material residues. As Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) already pointed out in 1882 in his book Die fröhliche Wissenschaft, the names of objects are far more important than »what they actually are«. As soon as they are named, the named ones enter a paradoxical state of intimate ascription as well as radical depersonalization, a situation in which the margins of systemic organizations can dissolve and pass into the rythmical and non-identitarian.
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