*11-12 April* Oh wait!, a wall dividing the exhibition space in 2. by Stephan Blumenschein

Posted on April 5, 2018


The presentation of Stephan Blumenschein’s latest work!

11th and 12th of April 2018

from 6-10pm.

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GolebPS

Commonly, I would say, exhibition openings are characterized by accessibility and simultaneity. Everything – the art, the people, the spaces, etc. – are [sic!] available at all times. It’s all happening at the same time, at all times and in the same space. It doesn’t really matter when you come or go. Like a video loop.
(found online in 2017, author unknown)
The door is a location of drama.
In their role as operators of the difference between inside and outside, doors generate a slope of knowledge. As such, doors serve the circulation of knowledge and hence become actors in a drama.
The door highlights the identity of the difference of the inside and the outside, because it distinguishes the possibility of closing from the possibility of opening, and keeps both options present.
(from B. Siegert: Doors, Of the Materiality of the Symbolic ZMK 1/2010)
In Oh wait!, a wall dividing the exhibition space in 2. Stephan Blumenschein engages with architectural elements and a 3-part sound-installation through which he provokes a dramatization of the exhibition space. A pre-programmed automated glass sliding door orchestrates and re-structures time and space of this exhibition opening. The repeated movements of audience bodies in and out of different parts of the exhibition space, and the dwelling of those bodies within them, opens a sublte play of time economies.

The 3-part sound-installation is a collaboration of David Schweighart and Stephan Blumenschein. In a mix of soundscapes, scattered sonars and language the various parts offer different entry points into the artists’s research around the exhibition opening as an independent format.

For details on the TIMETABLE of the sound-installation please check here.
This presentation is kindly supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts (AFK) and the generous help of SJAFT.

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