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Florian Neufeldt & Matthias Strockel
dal 7/3/2013 al 27/4/2013

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Dirk Schewe

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Florian Neufeldt & Matthias Strockel

Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

Parallels Crossing in Infinity. Neufeldt measures the exhibition space by developing a new piece for the seitenlichtsaal in which a drill drives along behind a wall, measuring it and boring holes in it at irregular intervals. Strockel's conceptually oriented objects, photographs, prints and drawings revolve around spatial and temporal measurement strategies of the world by visualising it in different ways, simultaneously questioning its meaning and purpose.

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curated by Kath­rin Ba­rutz­ki

The works of Flo­ri­an Neu­feldt (born 1976) and Matt­hi­as Strö­ckel (born 1986) testi­fy to hu­man in­qui­si­tiven­ess and the need to ques­ti­on and com­pre­hend the things sur­roun­ding him by me­ans of va­rious me­a­su­re­ment stra­te­gies, bo­th spa­ti­al and tem­po­ral. In the pro­cess, even per­cep­ti­on its­elf is cal­led in­to ques­ti­on and the con­struc­tion of rea­li­ty is a cen­tral com­po­nent of each re­spec­tive work. The ex­hi­bi­ti­on’s tit­le re­fe­ren­ces the pos­tu­la­ti­on po­sed by the an­ci­ent Greek ma­the­ma­ti­ci­an Eu­clid in his Ele­ments – a sys­te­mi­sa­ti­on of and a trea­ti­se dea­ling wi­th ma­the­ma­ti­cal, as­tro­no­mi­cal and ar­tis­tic phe­no­me­na that is still high­ly si­gni­fi­cant to­day for our un­der­stan­ding of ma­the­ma­tics, the cosmos and mu­sic. It ser­ves he­re as a con­cept that is dif­fi­cult to grasp and yet still fa­sci­na­ting, one which “on­ly” func­tions in the mind and points to the fan­tas­tic po­ten­ti­al of ma­the­ma­ti­cal as well as phy­si­cal pa­ra­do­xes. It ge­ne­ra­tes in­com­pre­hen­si­on on the one hand, but it al­so oc­ca­si­ons us to pon­der and to re­a­son fur­ther to the extent that is re­fe­ren­ces our bo­un­da­ries (of me­a­su­re­ment) and si­mul­ta­neous­ly opens up a (men­tal) space that lays bey­ond the re­al and per­mits new sys­tems. This makes up the link to the dou­b­le ex­hi­bi­ti­on of works by Flo­ri­an Neu­feldt and Matt­hi­as Strö­ckel.

Flo­ri­an Neu­feldt me­a­su­res the ex­hi­bi­ti­on space by de­ve­lo­ping a new pie­ce for the sei­ten­licht­saal in which a drill – in­vi­si­bly – dri­ves along be­hind a wall, me­a­su­ring it and bo­ring ho­les in it at ir­re­gu­lar in­ter­vals. Howe­ver, be­cau­se the drill bit al­ways on­ly ap­pears for such a short ti­me that it usual­ly goes un­no­ti­ced by the view­er, on­ly the sound and the ho­le re­main, one ho­le next to the other, ar­bi­tra­ri­ly bo­red in­to the wall. What is me­a­su­red and sys­te­ma­ti­sed he­re? Not knowing what is go­ing “be­hind” crea­tes con­fu­si­on, makes one cu­rious and ge­ne­ra­tes an ima­gina­ry space be­hind the con­stant­ly chan­ging, per­fo­ra­ted pic­tu­re space that is fil­led wi­th noi­se by the drill and – de­pen­ding on the as­so­cia­ti­on – per­so­ni­fies so­me­thing threa­te­ning, mys­te­rious, in­trin­sic. At the sa­me ti­me, the rhythm of the tech­ni­cal re­pe­ti­ti­on ge­ne­ra­tes re­co­gni­ti­on and fa­mi­li­a­ri­ty wi­th re­gard to the mys­te­rious “sta­tic noi­se.”

Matt­hi­as Strö­ckel’s con­cep­tual­ly ori­en­ted ob­jects, pho­to­graphs, prints and drawings re­vol­ve around spa­ti­al and tem­po­ral me­a­su­re­ment stra­te­gies of the world by vi­sua­li­sing it in dif­fe­rent ways, si­mul­ta­neous­ly ques­tio­ning its mea­ning and pur­po­se. Their ap­peal de­ri­ves from a mi­ni­ma­list ar­tis­tic po­sit­ing in which Strö­ckel seems to as­su­me the ro­le of the ar­tist-sci­en­tist. In the pro­cess, he em­ploys phi­lo­so­phi­cal as well as art his­to­ri­cal theo­ries and ques­ti­ons the bo­un­da­ries of sci­en­ti­fic ex­ac­titu­de and in­di­vi­du­al per­cep­ti­on wi­thout for­get­ting the aest­he­tic po­ten­ti­al – the au­ra – of the in­di­vi­du­al ob­ject or be­co­ming did­ac­tic. He do­cu­ments phy­si­cal pro­ces­ses (Un­tit­led, three pho­to­graphs, 2012) or pres­ents them as an im­me­dia­te ex­pe­ri­ence in the ex­hi­bi­ti­on space (Frame of Re­fe­rence, 2011). In do­ing so, Strö­ckel broa­ches the the­me of hu­man per­cep­ti­on and ob­ser­va­ti­on as well as the co­di­fi­ca­ti­on of ti­me and space, whe­re­by the fo­cus is pla­ced on car­to­gra­phic sys­tems (Map of Worlds, 2011), the rhyth­mi­sa­ti­on of ti­me (Spe­ci­fic To­leran­ce, 2012) and the un­fo­re­se­en ma­te­ri­al chan­ges wi­t­hin a pre­de­ter­mined tem­po­ral pro­cess.

The ex­hi­bi­ti­on is ac­com­pa­nied by a ca­ta­lo­gue pu­blis­hed by the Ver­lag der Buch­hand­lung Walt­her Kö­nig, Co­lo­gne. Pro­du­ced in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on wi­th the ar­tists, it fea­tures nu­me­rous il­lus­tra­ti­ons and texts by Gre­gor Jan­sen (di­rec­tor of the Kunst­hal­le Düs­sel­dorf) and Kath­rin Ba­rutz­ki (cu­ra­tor of the ex­hi­bi­ti­on). Pri­ce: 4 Eu­ros.

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Finissage YIN Xiuzhen, Sunday, 10th March, 2013, 3 pm.

Openings friday march 8, 2013 at 7p.m.

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