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Opening Acts of Orientation | Kerstin Ergenzinger

AdresJustus van Effenstraat 44
CityRotterdam
naarA Tale of a Tub
ProvincieZuid-Holland (ZH)
Datum04/06/2016
Uur17:00
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Justus van Effenstraat 44
Rotterdam
A Tale of a Tub
Zuid-Holland (ZH)
Tel 2016-06-04
Categoria Events


You are cordially invited to the opening of Acts of Orientation on Saturday, 4 June from 5 – 7 pm. Kerstin Ergenzinger’s (DE, 1975) solo exhibition Acts of Orientation at A Tale of a Tub puts our understanding of our environment and our perceived place in it to the test. Central to the exhibition is Ergenzinger’s most recent sound installation Navigating Noise: a poetic exploration of how to orient oneself in space with the aid of sound. The installation is an experimental, interactive sonic architecture through which visitors move freely, navigating its sounds and noises. This leads to subtle shifts in the experience of space. Navigating Noise is a metaphorical space, linking physical experience with abstract notions of a world increasingly determined by data flows and electronic pathways.

In a similar way the light installation Raumtaster, as well as a series of intimate drawings, renegotiate questions about the relationship between body, sound and space and the way orientation and knowledge take shape. The exhibition is part of the interdisciplinary research project Acts of Orientation by artist Kerstin Ergenzinger, physicist Thomas Laepple, and curator Nathanja van Dijk. In collaboration with the Humboldt University and the Schering Stiftung (Berlin) they investigate forms of orientation in our technologized world from spatial-physical, natural science and humanities perspectives. Curator: Nathanja van Dijk About the artist Kerstin Ergenzinger studied Fine Arts with a focus on sculpture and drawing at Berlin University of the Arts and Chelsea College of Arts, London and subsequently undertook postgraduate studies in Media Art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Her work has been shown internationally in both group and solo exhibitions at diverse institutions, including Lund Konsthall, Malmö Konsthall, Digital Arts Centre Taipei, HMKV HartwareMedienKunstVerein Dortmund, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art Oldenburg, Kunsthalle Budapest, Oboro Montreal and Kunstmuseum Bonn. She receivedf numerous awards and grants, including the Lower Saxony Foundation grant to produce work at the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art (2012) as well as the VIDA 15.0 Award for International Research in Art and Artificial Life. In 2015 she received an Honorary Mention of the [email protected] Ars Electronica Award and will be Visiting Artist at [email protected] 2016. Acts of Orientation is kindly supported by: Mondriaan Fonds, Gemeente Rotterdam, Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, Pauwhof Fonds, Humboldt University and Schering Stiftung

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