ECHORAUM (Echo Chamber)

SMALL THINGS

15 July – 14 November 2010

ECHORAUM is a series of two-year co-operations between the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany and a number of international Media Colleges. Students and graduates of the media colleges present their current projects in the lower ground floor galleries which become a temporary experimental laboratory.

On 14 July 2010 at 7:00 pm, parallel to the opening of the Thomas Schütte exhibition, the exhibition Small Things opens at the Art and Exhibition Hall. It is the second exhibition in the series of co-operations with the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and -1/ Minus Eins and presents current media art.

-1/ Minus Eins, the experimental media lab of the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, grew out of the academy’s holography lab under the aegis of professor Mischa Kuball. Conceived as an interdisciplinary workshop, a place of communication and teaching as well as the centre of a network within the academy, the lab is intended to help students realise their projects. And it is with this in mind that it enters into co-operations and exchanges with a wide range of non-university partners in Cologne and further afield.

The works shown in the exhibition Small Things fall into three principal categories:

  • Works that address the Art and Exhibition Hall and its space,
  • Works that focus on personal, autobiographical motifs,
  • Works that address the perception or nature of media art.


Thus Ralf Witthaus’s lawnmower drawing on the roof of the Art and Exhibition Hall raises questions about the relationship between quality and visitor numbers. Carolina Redondo’s Self Mountain Training for a Substructure and Allan Gretzki’s Barcode, which simply spells ‘Allan Gretzki’ lay claim to the space provided by the Art and Exhibition Hall. The works by Daniela Risch and Roshanak Zangeneh scrutinise political symbols and events such as the changing meaning of the kaffiyeh (Palestinian scarf) or the reunification of Germany from the artists’ highly personal perspective. Ira Decker, Lukas Marxt, Kiseong Kim and Timo Seber, whose works not only investigate the concept of sculpture and material but also the perception of the viewer, demonstrate the enormous range and breadth of contemporary media art.

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  1. Image from ExhibitionPhoto: David Ertl © Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH

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