Kunstverein Braunschweig


Aleksandra Domanovic, Andreas Fischer, Pakui Hardware, Alexander Kluge, Daria Martin, Sandra Mujinga, Wyatt Niehaus, Margaret Raspé, Raphaela Vogel, Jan Vorisek


3 June until 13 August 2017



Aleksandra Domanović, Things to Come, 2014, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017, courtesy the artist and private collection, photo: Stefan Stark


Daria Martin, Soft Materials, 2004, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017,

courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley, London, photo: Stefan Stark


Raphaela Vogel, I Smell a Massacre, 2016, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017,

courtesy the artist, BQ, Berlin and Sammlung Haus N, Kiel, photo: Stefan Stark


Margaret Raspé, Schweineschnitzel, 1971, Alle Tage wieder – Let them swing, 1974, Blau auf Weiss, Ränder und Rahmen, 1979, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017,

courtesy the artist, photo: Stefan Stark


Pakui Hardware, Vanilla Eyes, 2016/17, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017,

courtesy the artists, photo: Stefan Stark


Andreas Fischer, Lochheber, 2013, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017, courtesy the artist, photo: Stefan Stark


Sandra Mujinga, ILYNL (Its Like You Never Left), 2016, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017 courtesy the artist, photo: Yashar Mazidi



Alexander Kluge, Ein Roboter namens Kismet, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017, courtesy Alexander Kluge, photo Stefan Stark


Jan Vorisek, Amplified Sludge, 2017, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017, courtesy the artist and Galery Bernhard, Zurich, photo: Stefan Stark


Wyatt Niehaus, LISTEN, BAXTER, 2015, LAFARG[U]E PROCEM CEMENT, 40 KG, 001-003, 2017, LAFARG[U]E HYDRALIME CEMENT, 40 KG 001-003, installation view Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2017, courtesy the artist, photo: Stefan Stark


At the beginning of the 1970s, the filmmaker and artist Margaret Raspé (*1933) mounted a Super 8 camera to the visor of a hard hat, right in front her eyes, and recorded her own activities, such as dishwashing, painting and drawing. The camera, as an extension of the body, captured the direction of the artist’s gaze. When projected as a film, the viewer inevitably enters into the perspective of Raspé – they see and “move” with the artist. 


The change of perspective coupled with the fusion of man and machine in Raspé’s work forms the starting point for the group exhibition APPARAT. Against this backdrop, the exhibition presents the interest of a younger generation of artists in apparatuses and machines, which have been worked through aesthetically and thematically or are already naturally integrated into the process of artistic production. Raphaela Vogel (*1988) uses drone techniques for immersive video installations, in which the drones, whose technical composition becomes a part of the environment, themselves become actors. The artist always appears herself as the protagonist in her videos, filmed from the bird’s-eye view of the drone. The film Soft Materials (2004) by Daria Martin (*1973) was developed at the Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Zurich. Robots meet performers in a choreographed dance. The encounter raises questions about the extent to which machines take on the characteristics of humans and learn independently through experience. Sandra Mujinga (*1989) no longer makes a distinction between man and machine, real and digital, but rather lets the different planes meld together in her piece ILYNL (It’s Like You Never Left) (2016).


From the camera helmet of pre-digital times, to artificial intelligence, through to automated drones, the machine is seen in its manifold functions: as art producer, as the body’s extension in the sense of a post-human cyborg, and as an independent system, that develops its own narratives and immersive spaces.


Guestroom: Alexander Kluge

Films by Alexander Kluge will be shown, in which the writer and filmmaker pursues the topic of robotics and “human 2.0” in interviews with artists, neuroscientists and psychologists. As a comment on and contrast to the exhibition, artists and curators are invited to exhibit in the space, originally used as a guestroom in the Villa Salve Hospes.


Idea and Concept: Jule Hillgärtner, Christina Lehnert

Curator: Christina Lehnert

Curatorial Assistants: Miriam Bettin, Nele Kaczmarek


IT’S NOT LATE IT’S EARLY #16, Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Reenactment of the performance „Rückprojektion“ by Margaret Raspé



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