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  • Klasse Jean-Francois Guiton, flatlands, installation view, GAK 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Riccardo Castagnola: Ohne Titel, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Daniel Neubacher: Soft Cell, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • (in front) Daniel Neubacher: Soft Cell, 2016; (wall) Ilka Wietzke: ANTAGONIST, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Ilka Wietzke: ANTAGONIST, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • (in front) Henrik Nieratschker: Constant Achievement, 2016; (in the back) Nora Olearius und Lukas Zerbst: Verschleißerscheinung, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Henrik Nieratschker: Constant Achievement, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Nora Olearius und Lukas Zerbst: Verschleißerscheinung, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • (in front): Nora Olearius und Lukas Zerbst: Verschleißerscheinung, 2016; (in the back) Nora Olearius: 72,95 Kubikmeter, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Klasse Jean-Francois Guiton, flatlands, installation view, GAK 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Rabia Caliskan: Wohnen, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Gustavo A. Méndez López: arrangement.movement213, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Klasse Jean-Francois Guiton, flatlands, installation view, GAK 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • (on the left) Heejung Choi: The Sunflowers is one of the most popular paintings in the National Gellery, 2016; (on the right) Reto Spring: Room No 237, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Reto Spring: Room No 237, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Heejung Choi: The Sunflowers is one of the most popular paintings in the National Gellery, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina
  • Maria Karpushina: transition, 2016, Photo: Maria Karpushina


Class Jean-François Guiton
HfK Bremen
flatlands

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30.04–08.05.2016

This year again, a class from the Hochschule für Künste Bremen will have the opportunity to present their work for one week at the GAK as part of the series Frei.Zeit. The students from Prof. Jean-François Guiton’s Studio for Contemporary Media will be showing works in the exhibition “Flatlands” that have been specially conceived, presented for the first time or newly situated for this occasion.

 “What can be expected of us is to go as far as possible and not to arrive at a result” (George Bataille) is a quotation that can be found on the class’s website and aptly describes what the students have committed themselves to. The novel Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbott, to which the title of the exhibition is related, is also about a journey of knowledge, “going as far as possible” and ultimately not getting a clear result. In the second part of the novel, the satire, which was initially critical of society, is transformed into a mathematical journey of a square, which dreams of a two-dimensional flatland into a one-dimensional line land and is finally enlightened about space and three-dimensionality by a sphere. If a square can capture the third dimension, are there perhaps four, five or even more dimensions in our universe? How can space-time be captured and represented with our time media and which spaces can the present time open up to us?

Based on such questions, the positions of the class of Jean-François Guiton deal in very different ways with temporal and current phenomena of our society, explore particularities of the digital age and illuminate subtleties of everyday life from their own perspective. Technization and digitality are important elements of the exhibition and often serve here to produce imagery or to translate from one dimension to another. Large-scale video installations, classic photo prints and concepts with sculptural elements are exhibited, but also works that combine different formats or where the boundaries are fluid. In a differentiated way, the play with dimensions is the common denominator of the twelve artistic positions. For example, an audio file is translated by means of a complex cybernetic system into a seemingly graphic movement, the premises of the GAK are shaken, or a complete film is shown in one and a half seconds.

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30.04–08.05.2016

Arthur Adamiec
Rabia Caliskan
Riccardo Castagnol
Heejung Choi
Maria Karpushina
Gustavo A. Méndez López
Daniel Neubacher
Henrik Nieratschker
Nora Olearius
Reto Spring
Ilka Wietzke
Lukas Zerbst

Curated by Marilena Koch

As part of the series Frei.Zeit
In cooperation with the HfK Bremen

Edition

Class Jean-François Guiton: Business Cards, 2016

Events

Fri 29.04.16, 7 pm
Opening

Sa 30.04.15, 7 pm
Lukas Zerbst and Sylvana Seddig
Dance performance
Research and Waves [1.5,y,0.5]: of zero parts, to one, to many
Performance 

So 08.05.15, 7 pm
Guided tour with Marilena Koch
Riccardo Castagnola
Performance 

Support

The Senator for Culture, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

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