transmediale12 – good manners bad habits
the exhibition design for the show “dark drives” integrated the presentation ofvery different media into one spacial frame. the media presented were mainly projections, works shown on screens but also sculptural works, sound works and pronts / drawings in frames. the general athmosphere of the exhibition space was quite dark, darker than represented on the fotographs. the architecture followes loosely the lines of opening up the frames and elements of exhibition design. the notions of inside and outside, of front and back of porper and casual (re)presentations are opened up for individual interpretation. the diagram of the spacial layout is therefore broken down into a nearly continuous sequence of related and connected elements. while allowing every artisic position a good ammount of space to be percied in, the audience experience is a extremely slowed down concentrated drift.
GOOD MANNERS BAD HABITS
The architectural installation comprises elements which, as an ensemble, are reminiscent of domestic living situations. Together, the objects seem to fuse a new spatial species, a hybrid between furniture and structural elements. Even though these fragments encloseseveral interior spaces, structuring and dividing the foyers of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, they do not clearly define what is interior and what is exterior.Their own distinctive syntax is too open or too intricate to be deciphered and, as built paradoxes, they create an atmosphere of uncertainty.
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
31.01 – 05.02.2012
Andrea Hofmann, Markus Bader und Florian Stirnemann
for and with transmediale 12 IN/COMPATIBLE
commissioned by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, transmediale