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Spuren der Inszenierung – in der gesellschaftlichen Wirklichkeit nach Spuren der Inszenierung suchen
Harun Farocki, Olaf Metzel, Wendelien van Oldenborgh
In this exhibition, three works of art, a constellation of special moments illustrating public space, are arranged to symbolize occupation, appropriation and isolation. Borders are drawn by surveillance systems that dominate the public space. These systems record fragmentary gestures and unexpected body movements, they evocate previous and future transgressions that become material for artistic work.
Each work of art contains performative elements and deals with observation and surveillance. Furthermore it presents architecture as a system that incorporates strategies and limitations in order to define and limit a person’s potential radius of influence. In an unexpected moment of exchange, the economy of the system is disrupted: a punctuation mark in space that releases a subversive potential.