DISSOLUTION PRACTICES collects sketches anticipating art works and interventions going to be part of a.r.t.e.s forum, annual conference hosted by the Graduate School (Art Parcours on July 7 and 8, 2022).
DISSOLUTION PRACTICES refers on the one hand to the conference theme–Transparency, Transfer, Participation–and to a possible interaction of the reflected relationship between science and society with the, for arte-e-parte, rather acute question of contextualization for artistic work.
The artistic projects implement different formats: visual intervention in the urban space (Céline Berger), narration, imagination and memory (Ji Hyun Park), address, video and performance (Evamaria Schaller), timescape, image, text and situation (Susanna Schoenberg), sound and interference (Therapeutische Hörgruppe).
The project is sponsored by Stadt Köln, and constitutes the yearly exhibition program of a.r.t.e.s kunstfenster for 2022.
Céline Berger's intervention intends to refer to the terms transparency, transfer and participation with renewed, unexpected statements, which stand for what both science and art are longing for: a (larger) audience that feels understood, understands, and participates.
In her project Ji Hyun Park focus on the act of cutting (as a metaphor for building identities). She has exchanged texts with people who have an immigrant background for visualizing their places of memory and their idea of knowledge, intellectuality and truth.
In her investigations about how to translate time into images in space, Evamaria Schaller reflects and intervenes with site-specific conditions.
Dissolution Table is part of the series AV compost excerpts realized in collaboration with the collective Kompostistische Internationale.
A miniature of the video work is available to be installed on the computers of the collaborators and phd program participants as a screensaver.
"Drift: Displacement – supranatural: künstlich übersteigerter Stimulus – subliminal: unterhalb bewusster Wahrnehmungsschwelle"
The main focus of Therapeutische Hörgruppeis the development and implementation of conceptual methods in the fields of sound art and electroacoustic music. Of particular interest to the group the relation between sound event, listener position and auditory perception phenomena.
arte e parte thanks Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln and Heike Ander, Werkstatt für Fotografie der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the team of a.r.t.e.s. kunstfenster Friederike Ahrens, Naomi Bodner, Lorenzo Gineprini, Geum Bi Lee.
A publication on Dissolution Practices will be published by the end of November 2022 with a grant from the Ministry for Culture and Science of the State North Rhine-Westphalia.