Deutsche Version

02.10.2013

Pavillon


Project: Gartenbühnen - Bühnengärten,
(Garden Stages – Stage Gardens)
Castle parc Wendlinghausen

Preview: 02.10.2013, 6pm

The sculpture marks the beginning of the exhibition series Gartenbühne - Bühnengärten (Garden Stages – Stage Gardens) in East Westphalia Lippe. Over the coming years several artists will create a pavillion for a certain castle garden in the region as part of the exhibition series curated by Roland Nachtigäller.

Our project constists of slim white metall bars that define an empty building structure like a drawing in space. The shape derives from a large cosmetics sales booth in a Hamburg department store. Suggestive of an architecture the pavillion raises issue about function and representation.

A circle of pink-violet neon lights is attached around the roof’s lip. They appear as a casual detail during daytime. At night though, they bathe the pavillion in intensive pink light reminiscent of a pop scenery, but at the same time, they highlight skin blemishes like spots.

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17.08.2013

Second Nature


Project: Stufen zur Kunst,
Kunstverein Hannover

Preview: 15.08.2013

Through the stair well of the Künstlerhaus Hannover a bright helix out of 160 neon lights of various sizes twists sky-wards in oppsite direction of the stair’s rotation. The lights are hold by a central axis.

All lights used in the installation stem from product enhancement or visual merchandising and usually serve the heightening of the “goods‘ erotic”. In supermakets you won’t usually notice the light being coloured. It is sort of applied “under-cover”. If the lights are turned off they appear equally white.

The work is installed for the duration of one year.

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07.06. till 20.07.2013

Fixateurs Externes


Solo exhibition at gallery Taubert Contemporary, Berlin

Preview: 06.06.2013

The ouside of the two frame contructions is equipped with a grid of neon lights creating a pink light. It enhances the visibility of skin blemishes and is applied as riot-gear in public space; against anti-social-behavior of juveniles.

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02.05.2013

Schiefer Wald (AT) (Askew Forest)


The project proposal wins the contest of the City of Eschborn for the design of an art work on the former “Streitplacken”.

About 30 trees are planted at a maximum tilt angle around a central open area of the field parcel. The trees are tilted outwards and single stilts keep them in their position. Over the years the trees will react to their forced situation and sprout upwards towards the light. They will take on similarly mysterious and strange shapes as the trees you can find along former trenches where the trees’ scarring and crooked growth bear witness to the events.

"Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain"
on 18 September at west.art


On 18 September at 23.10 pm the WDR television shows a documentary about "Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain" by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth in the series "west.art masterpieces". Repeatedly broadcast on 23 September at 12.30 pm.

24.08. - 02.09.2012

Copenhagen Art Festival

Es gibt keine Spielplätze
(There A
re no Playgrounds)

On the 1st of September 2012, a contribution of Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth appears in the Danish newspaper "POLITIKEN" under the heading "KRONIKEN". The text was written by Hans-Joachim Lenger. It refers to a proposal for the Copenhagen Art Festival.
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03.07.2012

Liquid Monuments

Panel discussion
with Prof. Dr. Martin Warnke, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Prof. Dr. Karen van den Berg, Dr. Söke Dinkla, Ulrich Genth
19.06.2012

Die Unwägbarkeiten des Ortes
(The Uncertainties of the Place)

Artist talk

Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth are talking with Roland Nachtigäller about the spatial orchestration of OWL Gartenbühnen – Bühnengärten (garden stages – stage gardens), Host: Joachim and Elisabeth von Reden, 6pm, Schloss Wendlinghausen, Dörentrup.

28.01.2012

i.A. (On behalf of)

-two current projects of the New Patrons Programme.

Artists and patrons are presented within an exhibition at ACC-Galerie Weimar.

Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth | 4pi Systeme – society for astronomy and information technology mbH Sonneberg

Henrik Schrat | Naumburger Bürgerverein e.V..

New Patrons Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt are part of the network New Patrons e.V. Germany and are supported by the Fondation de France. In 2010 New-Patrons-projects have been promoted within a pilot phase in cooperation with the Federal Agency of Civic Education to introduce and establish the programme in Germany.

Curator: Frank Motz

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-------> www.acc-weimar.de (external)
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20.01.2012

Je hais les couples

w jamois art space Paris
Curators: Jeanne Susplugas and Alain Declercq
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08.01.2012

Beaufort 04

Proposals for the exhibition project at the Belgian Coast.

Our favoured proposal: The central monument of the count Paul de Smet de Naeyer is buried under a hill of sand up to the hight of the figure. The proposal deals with the mysterious rotation of the figure some years ago...

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At very short notice, we have been invited for the fourth season of the Beaufort-project, which has opened this spring, to develop a site specific work in De Haan - Wenduine. Despite the enormous endeavours of the curators to convince the local authorities, the local boards refused four proposals in a row for various, mostly political reasons. Afterwards one filled the vacant spot - to the satisfaction of the township - with an already finished work by Bernar Venet.

13.11.2011

Opening of Tiger & Turtle- Magic Mountain

Heinrich Hildebrand Höhe Duisburg
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30.10.2011- 05.02.2012

Auxiliary Constructions

Kunsthaus Dresden.
Opening: 29.10.2011
with Nairy Baghramian, Stefan Eichhorn, Friederike Feldmann, Niklas Goldbach, Lukas Hajek, Stef Heidhues, Dominik Lang, Olaf Lauströer, Jozef Legrand, Heike Mutter + Ulrich Genth, Kilian Rüthemann, Marten Schech, Felix Schramm

Curated by Petra Reichensperger

Assistance: Ulrike Jordan
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24.09.- 23.10 2011

FUZZY DARK SPOT

Raum für Zweckfreiheit Berlin.
Opening: 23.09.2011, 7 pm
with John von Bergen, Goesta Diercks, Heike Mutter/Ulrich Genth, Wolfgang Oelze, Stefan Panhans, Alexander Rischer, Oliver Ross, Andrea Winkler.
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06.05.2011

Perspectives for Art in Public Space

Dresden - Perspektiven für
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum


Symposium in the control centre of the former heating and power station Mitte.
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The art comission Dresden invited for the symposium three curators who set out with the public space of the city. On the basis of their research the curators comissioned one artist each to develop a project proposal.

Invited by Roland Nachtigäller we established two proposals:

Curators:
Anton Lederer
Dr. Petra Reichensperger
Roland Nachtigäller

Artists:
Esra Ersen
Marit Neeb
Heike Mutter / Ulrich Genth

Presentation of the talk:
Harald Kunde

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15.04.2011

Art in Public Space

Talk in the Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel

with Dr. Anja Hesse, City Councillor in Charge of Cultural Affairs City of Braunschweig / Alexandra Hupp, Office of Cultural Affairs Wolfenbüttel / Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, Hamburg / Dr. Petra Reichensperger, aesthetics and art historian, Berlin, artistic curator Kunsthaus Dresden / Elisabeth Vorderwülbecke, art historian, Wolfenbüttel
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06.04. - 15.05.2011

The Self-Fulfilling Presence of the Prophecy

Die selbsterfüllende Gegenwart der Prophezeiung


Installation in the Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel.

A ring-shaped waiting room is set up in the three rooms of the Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel. Cryptic images hang on the walls and different objects are laid out on the tables.
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02.04.2011

For an Indefinite Period of Time the Ghostrider Appears on the Memorial of Duke August in Wolfenbüttel.

Intervention in the town of Wolfenbüttel.
In the night 02. to 03.04.2011 and without prior notice a second figure has been placed and firmly weld onto the central memorial in the market place in Wolfenbüttel.

The public is left in the dark about the authorship and origin of the figure. A few days later a riddle has been published in the Wolfenbüttel and Braunschweig newspapers. It also provided the information, that the Duke August-memorial will only return to ist original state if someone solves the riddle.

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Lectures in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Stockholm – Presentation of 12 Projects

– on invitation of Lars Mikael Raattama

24.03.2011, 6pm, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Stockholm, Sweden

07.09.2010

Laying of the foundation stone

Laying of the foundation stone and round of talks on Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe (D).
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23.07.2010

Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain

The construction of the walkable outdoor sculpture on the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe (D) starts in the beginning of August.
Landmarke Angerpark »Tiger & Turtle / Magic Mountain« / Project design: Heike Mutter & Ulrich Genth / Culture Capitol Office Duisburg 2010

Project partner: Stadt Duisburg, district government Münster, Ministry of the Environment NRW, bk2a architektur (Köln), designtoproduction (Stuttgart), ifb frohloff staffa kühl ecker (Berlin)
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12.06.2010

»Precarious Stand«
the Balance of Comfort and Endeavour


The release of the exhibition piece in public space for the project »Residual« in Mexico-City.

Curators: Paulina Cornejo, Gonzalo Ortega, Sabine Maria Schmidt

We created for the exhibition project »Residual« a mobile snack stall standing on bended runners. With every movement of the vendors or the clients, the stall swings to the side so the process of selling is transferred into a permanent, precarious balance-performance. Changing, local snack bar vendors offer their meals in the snack stall. Thereby, all the wrappings are compostable and have been tested for suitability for the Mexican street-kitchen.
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07.05.2010

Painting Workshop for the Underground

(project of art in construction)

On 07.05.2010 the poster posting of the painting-details started in the inner City of Munich. For this occasion, a press event took place at10am in the visitors-entrance on Akademiestrasse.

The project »painting workshop for the underground« arose in a contest of art in construction given by the Munich municipal sewerage company. The central piece of the project is a monumental oil painting that is painted in the style of an allegorical, medieval painting. In many talks and over a period of several weeks, the motives have been worked out together with the canal workers and are based on real events. The canal workers chose their form of presentation themselves or they entered the painting in form of a narrated story. The finished painting, with the measures 364cm x 140cm | 143in x 55in, hangs, inaccessible for the public, in one of the sewerage depots. Five different excerpts printed and mounted on advertising boards are on view in the inner City of Munich during a period of two months.
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01.05.2010

An das Gerät!

Fragments of the »Metareflektor – Luftoffensive« are presented in the exhibition "An das Gerät!", in HALLE 14 of the Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig(D). The exhibition focuses on equipment and tools used by artists. Curator: Frank Motz
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31.03.2010

Blind Date

Blind Date Installation for one evening in the Kunstverein Hannover (D)
Three connected rooms of the Kunstverein Hannover are isolated for one evening called »Blind Date«. In the centre of the biggest room stands a 350cm (137,8in) high sculpture rotating without cease and, in this way, refuses closer details to the public. It only comes to a standstill if no one of the visitors moves in any of the three rooms of the Kunstverein.
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19. - 21.03.2010

Grand Hotel Panhans

Exhibition in the urban fellowship-studio on Jungfernstieg.
Curated by Stefan Panhans
05.02.2010

Candy Pink

Installation in the Gängeviertel Hamburg (D), exhibition project "DA HOOD" Vol.1.
Light pink fluorescent tubes and a mirrored pedestal partly covered by a pile of straw are arranged in a room in one of the squats of the Gängeviertel in Hamburg (D). The utilized fluorescent tubes with the designation »candy pink« came into action in Great Britain since 2007 in order to fight anti-social-behaviour and drive away young people from public places. One noticed that the rosé lightening highlights any skin impurities and emphasizes any pimples or other signs of ugliness.
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18.01.2010

Infamous Buildings

These two objects are on view in the fellowship exhibition of the freien und Hansestadt Hamburg in the Kunsthaus Hamburg (D).
The sculptures consist of thin metal rods connected by joints that are only hold together by tightly spanned satin ribbons. If the ribbons are opened, the objects immediately expand and collapse.
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09.07.2009

-Project Proposal for "Renaturation of the River Seseke- Über Wasser gehen"
("Walk over Water") – A Project of Ruhr 2010 European Capital of Culture

Proposal for the mouth of the Braunebach in Kamen.

Computer simulation
Proposal for a drawbridge over the Braunebach near Kamen which opens in an asynchronous mode.
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20.05.2009

Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain

Walkable outdoor sculpture for the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe, Duisburg (D)
Computer simulation
This project won the closed international contest for the landmark on the Heinrich-Hildebrandt-Höhe in Duisburg (D); this contest was initiated as part of the European Capital of Culture Ruhr 2010. The project will be realised till early summer next year. The zinc-coated steel wings of the rollercoaster lead the visitor in several curves and slopes into a height of fifteen meters above the hill.
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-------> text by N. Büsing and H. Klaas (german)

07.02. - 15.03.2009

Arrangement mit Kran, Spiegel, Fackelträger und Stabilé (Arrangement with Crane, Mirror, Torchbearer and Stabilé)

Installation at the Maschsee, Hannover, part of the exhibition "Neulicht am See".

Detail of the installation

The installation consists of a tower crane holding a large mirror that is directly placed in front of the torchbearer in about 25m (81 ft) above ground in order to reflect it. The figure of the torchbearer was set up in times of the National Socialism in honour of the workpeople who built the Maschsee within the programme of employment-creation measure. The arrangement also includes a sculpture by Alexander Calder; it was as well set up on the square nearby the torchbearer in the 70s.

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Hamburg Grant of Fine Arts for Ulrich Genth

09.12.2008 - 05.01.2009

Château Bonheur Éphemère

Details of the installation "flying service" in the Kunsthaus Hamburg.

View of the installation at the Kunsthaus Hamburg
For the equipment of the bar that keeps the petrol station's roof of the "Flying-Service"-installation in balance, we developed a wine edition.
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Eine der schönsten Praktiken ist die Läuterung von der Idee des Klischees (One of the Most Beautiful Practices is the Sublimation of the Idea of the Cliché)

Contribution to the »Pie Bible«, a collection with contributions by artists, tips about everything to do with sex. An artist project by M + M

17.05. - 01.06.2008

Für eine Ökonomie des Tauschens
(For an economy of exchange)

Installation / performative staging. Forum Paradoxien des Öffentlichen (Forum Paradoxes of the Public)

The project was designed for the shopping mall of the "City-Palais Duisburg" and aims to be integrated and legitimized with its fun-fair character into the completely controlled and restrictively treated consumer space. It aims to open up a discussion with the public in this newly gained scope on-site.

The public is urged into actions of exchange; Goods or actions can be exchanged into an art object. The art objects are limited and not available on the art market.
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First prize Closed competition for Art in Construction of Landeshauptstadt München/ Stadtentwässerung (Regional Capitol Munich/ urban drainage) Public offer of reward by Quivid

Realisation 2008 / 2009

13.07.2007 - 2010

Die demokratische Sozialisation des kreativen Lasters (The Democratic Socialisation of the Creative Lorry)

Project for public space in cooperation with the Fa Schmuck-Armaturen. Steinheim, project of the Bildhauersymposion Heidenheim Werk 07.

The project relates to the Bildhauersymposion Heidenheim. Artists are invited to create artworks for the public space. The artworks will then be realised by industrial partner companies.

In our special case, we were confronted with the proposal of the company to use 200 metres of orange plastic tube to create our artwork. We took up the structure and considered it as precedent. The tube became a sculpture that is permanently fixed on the loading area of a lorry.

The position of the lorry can be democratically chosen, discussed and continuously debated on a webpage. Every three weeks the sculpture is changing its location.
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-------> text by Klaus Ronneberger (german)

31.05. - 24.06.2007

Flying Service

Installation in the Bellvuesaal Wiesbaden, Verein zur Förderung künstlerischer Projekte mit gesellschaftlicher Relevanz (Association for the promotion of art projects with social relevance).

Installation view Bellevuesaal, Wiesbaden

The installation consists of a downscaled model of an in reality existing petrol station from the 60s. A bar has been fixed on its backside. While the roof of the original petrol station is steeply rising upwards, the model of the exhibition space is balanced on its leading edge in such a way that it is kept horizontally up in the air. The bar functions as the counterweight of the roof and it is fixed with an adjustable rail on the backside. Like this, it facilitates the sensitive balance. The visitor is free to make use of the bar, but he/she is then challenged to adjust the balance that has been changed by the unloading.

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24.05. - 25.05.2007

Paradoxien des Öffentlichen
Paradoxes of the Public

About the self-organisation of public space Akzente-Plattform, European Capitol of Culture Ruhr 2010, in Landschaftspark, Duisburg-Nord

Artistic management Dr. Söke Dinkla

Werkstatt 2 (Workshop 2): Commercial premises, shopping malls and passages

Moderation: Frank Roost, with BBM, Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth, Raumlabor Berlin

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25.04. - 14.06.2007

Vorrichtung, um ein Ei im Flug auszubebrüten (Device to Hatch an Egg in flight)

Kunststiftung (Artist Fund) Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Installation in the Kunststiftung BW in Stuttgart
The centre of the installation is a test arrangement where an egg is freely hovering, balanced on a strong airflow. The space is heated up to about 42°C and the air humidity is kept on the maximum value with the aid of an additional device. So the visitor is welcomed in a sticky breeding climate.
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13.01. - 10.02.2007

Cut Out of Context

Gallery VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam

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special edition
artist book

09.11.2006-Juli 2007

Contribution for the realisation of the project - Die demokratische Sozialisation des kreativen Lasters * (The democratic socialisation of the creative lorry) – within the frame of the Bildhauersyposion Heidenheim Werk 07

16.11.-29.11.2006

Exhibition of the drafts for the closed contest of a creative design for the new Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (Federal Ministry of Health in Bonn

26.10. - 26.11.2006

Installation in the Wallraff-Richartz Museum Cologne.

The living- and exploratory-research station in the medieval saloon in the Wallraff-Richartz Museum.

Exhibition: "Echo" New Media / Old Masters, Spiridon Neven DuMont winner in the Wallraff-Richartz Museum.

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Installation in the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen.

On the roof of the Kunsthalle Reckinghausen stands an inhabited research station that the public can see easily from the street. Entering the museum in the ground floor, the visitors see at first a video showing the transport of the research station onto the roof. The helicopter with its strange freight is in the beginning only a point on the horizon then it slowly approaches the roof of the museum. As the visitors advance via the stairs in the building, they encounter a system of ropes and platforms which expands from top down and becomes more and more dense the further they get. This system provides a second level of motion; it enables to move without floor contact through the entire museum. Exhibits of the collection are also arranged in the museum.
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09.07.2006 - 20.08.2006

Zwischenstopp auf der Suche nach einer Obstabgabestelle mit Erkenntnisverlust (Stopover During the Searching for a Collection Point for Fruits with Loss of Understanding)


Installation in the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg

Exhibition "End of Season" of the Lehmbruck-Fellowship Holders, 2004 – 2006 Installation view Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum

Installation in the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum

The fragments of the installation "Zentrale zur Verwaltung manifester Äusserungsanliegen" (Headquarter for the administration of manifest commentarial concerns) are arranged on chassis (racks with wheels) and form a convoy through the museum. A camp is installed in the first unit; the camp is entirely equipped with private everyday objects.

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30.04.2006 - 25.06.2006

Zentrale zur Verwaltung manifester Äußerungsanliegen (Headquarter for the Administration of Manifest, Commentarial Concerns).

Project for the 29. Duisburger Akzente in cooperation with the exhibition "Designing Truth" in the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg Installation in public space.
Installation view of the crossing Düsseldorfer Straße

With the "Zentrale zur Verwaltung manifester Äusserungsanliegen" the user has the possibility to send out any statement lying at the heart or to record any other acoustic work and broadcast it. For this reason, a sound recording point has been allocated in the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum.

Via the outdoor module, the statement is plainly audible in the public space at the crossing Düsseldorfer Straße / Friedrich Wilhelm Straße during a period of four days. There is no censorship.

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Thursday 23 of March 2006, 7pm, town hall Fellbach

December 2 2005, Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

19.11. - 20.11.2005

Zwischen den Stühlen (Between the Chairs)


Contribution for the exhibition project – Wir bei HKM – in den Hüttenwerken Krupp-Mannesmann
View of site; old carpenter's workshop at HKM
View from outside

(We at HKM) – in the smelter Krupp-Mannesmann View of site; old carpenter's workshop at HKM View from outside

"Wir bei HKM" takes place on November 19 and 20, 2005 in the old carpenter's workshop at the smelter Krupp-Mannesmann.

Participating artists: Yukako Ando, Martin Pfeiffle, Heike Mutter, Dr. Christina Griebel, Ohio, Jörg Paul Janka, Roland Schappert, Jörn Vanhöfen, Ulrich Genth

Curator: Sabine Maria Schmidt

Contractor: Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Hüttenwerk Krupp-Mannesmann

Programme: (Exhibition, performance, lecture, short sight-seeing tours to the smelter) Saturday 19.11., 12am-8pm, Sunday 20.11., 12am-6pm.

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Adapter

Object/series of photographs shown at: Wir bei HKW (We at HKW)
C-print on aluminium
The adapter-object is a portable transformer that can be connected with high voltage power lines in order to use their power and also to create a comfortable and also adventurous spot for oneself.
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Young artists from Cologne under 35 years. Opening 30.10.2005, 12am, Kölncarré

Die solide Wirklichkeit des Bedingten (The Solid Reality of the Condition)

Sculpture Biennial Münsterland 2005

View from the Berkelinsel, Vreden
View of the Hunningsche Mühle, Vreden

The wooden chopper is located on the footbridge across the water of the Berkel-river in Vreden. Its rotor slowly rotates and is driven by the waves and an archaic wooden cogwheel that gets its angular momentum from the water mill on the opposite side.

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-------> PROJECT PAGE OF THE BIENNIAL (german)
-------> (external) skulptur-biennale-2005.de
Still

DVD-loop (16 minutes)
In production as an edition For
the Sony WEGA Motion-Art Project

Picture of the shooting
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Benefit-auction of contemporary art In favour of the European Kunsthalle in Cologne.

02. October 2004, 5pm Kunsthaus Lempertz
Lightexposure

Installation with the Museum Haus Esters Krefeld
Installation Haus Esters, Krefeld

Our contribution for the group exhibition Transfer/Chilufim is four floodlight masts. We placed one mast in each corner of the estate of the Museum of Krefeld, Haus Esters. The floodlight exposes the entire building in bright light.

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Tiger & Turtle - Magic Mountain – The walkable outdoor large-scale sculpture on the Heinrich-Hildebrand-Höhe in Duisburg is open to the public since November 13th, 2011.

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