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ISEA2010 RUHR Exhibitions | TRUST
Fri 30 July 2010, 19:00h with a performance by Antoine Chessex and Thomas Ankersmit
With works by: Seiko Mikami (jp), Carsten Nicolai (de), knowbotic research (ch/at/de), Milica Tomić (rs), Ariel Guzik (mx), Joan Leandre (es), Joyce Hinterding (au), Julien Maire (de/fr), Naeem Mohaiemen (bd), HC Gilje (no), Sophie Bélair Clément (qc/ca), Konrad Becker (at), Verena Friedrich (de), Antoine Schmitt (fr).
Trust is a major factor in all human relations and it is the basis of communication. We trust the validity of rules, codes and conventions, and we have confidence in others. The same goes for media and technical systems as we entrust them with our wishes and longings. One may hold a nagging doubt and suspicion about them, yet we feel an urge to keep faith with the apparatuses and their simulacra when we consign them to tell us a good story, to convey the truth, and to make our lives better, healthy, and wholesome.
The group exhibition TRUST explores the aesthetics of this confidence by questio- ning its status, attempting to challenge the audience’s convictions and by encouraging a reflected dialogue with machines and media. The works in the show point to the desires as well as the ethical and emotional dilemmas that arise from this attitude of trust.
During the opening of TRUST on Fri 30 July 19:00h, Antoine Chessex and Thomas Ankersmit present their performance Diffusions/Acoustics. Composers and sound artists Antoine Chessex and Thomas Ankersmit present a site-specific performance which explores the particular sonic structure intrinsic to a location. Intense sustained layers of saxophone communicate with the architecture, using the space as a third instrument (or resonator) thus resulting in an intense psychoacoustic experience.
Curated by Andreas Broeckmann and Stefan Riekeles.
TRUST is funded by Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia).
Edited by Andreas Broeckmann, Stefan Riekeles & Thomas Munz
Texts by Andreas Broeckmann, Stefan Riekeles et al. With descriptions and illustrations of the artworks in the show plus thematically related texts.
Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg – Berlin
The exhibition catalogue can be ordered from our office. More information:
ISEA2010 RUHR Publications
30 July–5 September 2010
Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity
During ISEA2010 RUHR (Thur 19–Sun 29 August 2010)
10:00–20:00h, also on Mon 23 August 2010, closed on Mon 30 August 2010
Admission: € 5/3
Admission: € 3 (additionally to the exhibition ticket), free admission during the fesival
Each Sunday: 16:00h, no registration required
During ISEA2010 RUHR: daily, 16:00h as well as upon request.
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Artists in the exhibition TRUST:
Konrad Becker (at)
Sophie Bélair Clément (qc/ca)
Verena Friedrich (de)
HC Gilje (no)
Ariel Guzik (mx)
Joyce Hinterding (au)
knowbotic research (ch/at/de)
Joan Leandre (es)
Julien Maire (de/fr)
Seiko Mikami (jp)
Naeem Mohaiemen (bd)
Carsten Nicolai (de)
Antoine Schmitt (fr)
Milica Tomić (rs)