HighLowQuality -Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen

art,word and music

OPENING: 09/03/2012 20:00

Künstlerdorf Schöppingen – GALERIE F6

Artists from Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Serbia, United States, Mexico & Chile.

HighLow Quality, Exhibition View
HighLow Quality, Exhibition View
SinQuenza, "Paradise of Waste", 2011-2012
SinQuenza, “Paradise of Waste”, 2011-2012

SinQuenza combines different disciplines to create his installations. Everyday objects are erased of brand and other redundant information. He creates a visual language which remains personal while being anonymous. Spectators recognize their daily environment in these effaced objects. Facing the actual consumption habits of western society and their only eternal remanent: Trash.

To visit SinQuenza’s website click here

SinQuenza, "Exotic Shadows", 2011-2012
SinQuenza, “Exotic Shadows”, 2011-2012
Matthias Jügler, "50 Euro in einem Baumstumpf versteckt (50 Euros hidden in a tree stump)", 2012, Das Geld bitte nicht entfernen (please don´t remove the money)
Matthias Jügler, “50 Euro in einem Baumstumpf versteckt (50 Euros hidden in a tree stump)”, 2012, Das Geld bitte nicht entfernen (please don´t remove the money)
Marcus Große, "stone 52.275883,7.623581", 2012
Marcus Große, “stone 52.275883,7.623581”, 2012
Jan Stieding , "tree tree tree tree tree me" , 2012 , oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm
Jan Stieding , “tree tree tree tree tree me” (detail), 2012 , oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

To visit Jan Stieding’s website click here

Peter Wegenschimmel, "wir studierten an der HU :  lernten Strukturbäume malen bei Pani Nagórko : bald geht sie in Rente : hinterher rufen wir : verübel dem Dichter dieNachforschung nicht. [Feldforschung REGIO]", 2012
Peter Wegenschimmel, “wir studierten an der HU : lernten Strukturbäume malen bei Pani Nagórko : bald geht sie in Rente : hinterher rufen wir : verübel dem Dichter dieNachforschung nicht. [Feldforschung REGIO]”, 2012
Peter Wegenschimmel, "wir studierten an der HU :  lernten Strukturbäume malen bei Pani Nagórko : bald geht sie in Rente : hinterher rufen wir : verübel dem Dichter dieNachforschung nicht. [Feldforschung REGIO]" (detail), 2012
Peter Wegenschimmel, “wir studierten an der HU : lernten Strukturbäume malen bei Pani Nagórko : bald geht sie in Rente : hinterher rufen wir : verübel dem Dichter dieNachforschung nicht. [Feldforschung REGIO]” (detail), 2012

HighLow Quality, Exhibition View
HighLow Quality, Exhibition View
Anne Nather, "Impressions of different productions of the play "Im Wald ist man nicht verabredet", 2009-2012
Anne Nather, “Impressions of different productions of the play “Im Wald ist man nicht verabredet”, 2009-2012

Anne Nather states “The characters in my texts usually cannot, or do not want to seperate death from life. My work is devoted to existential situations affected by illness or grief. I try to work against still existing, sometimes hidden taboos,aiming to integrate disability, dying and mourning into life. I am also interestedin failure and crisis, and going together with that, in turning against common lifestyle concepts that we are expected to copy and live.”

To visit Anne Nather’s website click here

IM WALD IST MAN NICHT VERABREDET

ABOUT THE PLAY: Simon is sick to death. Together with his younger brother Anton, an artist who is caring for him, he moved back into the woods with the whish to die in calm. One day, Elsie is found hiding in the grandfather clock -a young woman longing for a red thread in her lifestory, searching for shelter for her flexible biograhphy, which she overlaps with countless renarrations of movies. Elsie is both – fiting into the symbiosis of the two brothers, and also messing it up. Sheis not only disavowing the dramaturgy of Simon’s spectacular but also harmless announcements of suicide, as pure farce – she is also interfering the brother’s division of tasks. As a welcome distraction and as an interlooper as well, she is bringing a dynamic into the life of the isolated forest cabin, of which you sense it will bring a lasting change. In the end, Simon is dead, and nobody knows if it happened acidentally. Anton goes on tinkering on his overdimensioned sculpture in the cellar, that is never going to be finished. Elsie escapes and is onthe way to the „prom of evil hearts“.

Anne Nather has written a sibling-play that exceeds a portrayal of dependance, sibling’s love and jealousy. IM WALD IST MAN NICHTVERABREDET resembles a tale that is approaching the charming constellation of three people, in a timeless, mysterious and bizarreway.

ALLER TAGE SCHWARZER KATER

commissioned by Staatstheater Braunschweig

ABOUT THE PLAY: The young writer Georg is said to have a promissing career. But the hypearound his person gets to him. In an award show he is suffering froma food poisoning that is demaging his short-term memory. Not able to built new memories or to go on writing, he needs the help of other sand returns to his place of birth. But a friendly and caring acceptance is refused by his mother and father. They feel helpless in his presence. That’s why they appoint misfit Franz as Georg’s righthand. Both know each other from their childhood. But Georg neither remebers the past contact, nor is he able to keep the present daily encounters in his memory. Everday he starts with zero again. In contrast, Franz adopts Georg’s role and nature, and slips into a foreign life that is starting to make demands on him instead of making them on Georg…

Monika Koncz, "Schöppinger Altar in a matchbox" & "My father in a matchbox ", 2012
Monika Koncz, “Schöppinger Altar in a matchbox” & “My father in a matchbox “, 2012
Mick Lorusso, "Construction Traces from Microbial Schöppingen", 2012
Mick Lorusso, “Construction Traces from Microbial Schöppingen”, 2012
Mick Lorusso, "Construction Traces from Microbial Schöppingen" (detail), 2012
Mick Lorusso, “Construction Traces from Microbial Schöppingen” (detail), 2012

Mick Lorusso states “These boards are the construction sites for Plexiglas houses that will form part of Microbial Schöppingen. This is a model based on Schoppingen in the year 1600, in which communities of bacteria, one of the most ancient life forms on earth, inhabit the houses and create electrical current. This technology, known as Microbial Fuel Cells, will create light for the miniature town.”

To visit Mick Lorusso’s website click here

Mick Lorusso, "Traces of Sunlight", 2012
Mick Lorusso, “Traces of Sunlight”, 2012
Mick Lorusso, "Traces of Sunlight" (detail), 2012
Mick Lorusso, “Traces of Sunlight” (detail), 2012
Frida Cano, "The food I would like to eat...", 2012
Frida Cano, “The food I would like to eat…”, 2012
Frida Cano, "The food I would like to eat...", 2012
Frida Cano, “The food I would like to eat…”, 2012
Frida Cano, "The food I would like to eat..." (detail), 2012
Frida Cano, “The food I would like to eat…” (detail of frijoles refritos), 2012
HighLow Quality, Exhibition view
HighLow Quality, Exhibition view

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HighLow Quality, press review
HighLow Quality, press review/participating artists
HighLow Quality exhibition, another review
HighLow Quality exhibition, another review

Download the press release: PRESS RELEASE – High-Low Quality – KÜNSTLERDORF EXHIBITION 09_03_2012 (33)

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