You Can Dump Me
You Can Dump Me
in “Poetische Positionen” (“Poetic Positions”), Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel 2004
Press Release (Kasseler Kunstverein)
All kinds of stories produce images that are processed in one's mind. These images drive from words or linguistic figures that, in term, are being individually influenced by the imagination, recollection and experience of the reader. This fact makes it very difficult for the illustrators and film-makers to find the "correct" pictures and images for the literary original. Hence, when language and image meet at the same level in order to assist each other, there has emergent a form of art a very special, transitory quality.
The Kasseler Kunstverein is exhibiting 10 Poetic Positions, artistic works that are quite different from one another. Each of these works are referring to the possibilitiy of connecting the means of vision and language. Yet, it is not their aim to loosen the dividing line that seperates these systems from each other, moreover, it is their goal to achieve a synergetic effect which charges the stories as well as the naration of these stories as an object of artistitic reception.
The spectrum of the Poetic Positions covers a huge field of different subjects. Starting with the script on a wall (Birgit Brenner), it goes on by showing derivations of signs made from words (Michael Winkler) in order to come to a halt at the deconstruction of language and communication systems (Adib Fricke). One may be lectured (Remy Markowitsch) or read oneself (Ursula Stremlow), be a bit nosy (Julien Blaine), search the city for hidden short stories (Daniel Behrendt) or participate oneself (cARTed). One can even buy a "nothing" (Norbert Klassen) or let Rainer Maria Rilke put a branch in one's pocket (Emmett Williams).
Curated by Jürgen O. Olbrich and Bernhard Balkenhol
»Poetische Positionen«, Kasseler Kunstverein, May, 20th – July, 18th 2004