ephemeropteræ 2016/#8 Jakob Jakobsen | Heinrich Dunst

Jakob Jakobsen with Anders Remmer. ephemeropteræ 2016. Photo: eSeL.at Lorenz Seidler

Jakob Jakobsen with Anders Remmer  Hospital University For Hospital University
In Hospital University the Danish artist, educator and activist Jakob Jakobsen explores the space between psychiatric treatment and academic learning. Jakobsen investigates the utterances and subjectivities that can be produced between these institutional forms. His work reflects on institutional production and how they are continuously moulding our bodies throughout our lives. From hospital to hospital. This performance is a continuation of Jakobsen's research threads currently being developed for his project Hospital Prison University Archive. In this audio/ textual performance Jakobsen attempts to find words to move through these institutional spaces. Simultaneously the musician and producer Anders Remmer will use a variety of electronic equipment to distort and destroy his utterances.
Heinrich Dunst
“What we see does not dwell in what we say”.
Austrian artist Heinrich Dunst creates spatial interventions and performances that deal with the gap between what can be seen and what can be said about the untranslatability of one medium into another. In his fragmented performance/installation he examines the paradoxes that define the performative and linguistical body. Language, just like signs and images in general, feature cracks and can depict only fractures. The initially quoted claim questions the integrality and difference that surfaces in the process of becoming visible.

Jakob Jakobsen is a visual artist and political organiser. He ran the Copenhagen Free University (2001-2007), cofounded the artist-run TV station tv-tv in 2004, and was involved in setting up the artist's union UKK in Copenhagen in 2002.  He has also participated in exhibitions and workshops all over the world, most recently he presented the installation The Revolution Must be a School of Unfettered Thought together with María Berríos (30 Bienal de Sao Paulo, 2014; Gotenburg Biennial 2015; Peace Treaty, San Sebastian, 2016). He is currently setting up the Hospital Prison University Archive.
Anders Remmer has been making and producing music since the late 1980s. He has made four albums with the band How Do I as drummer and song writer, six albums with the solo-project Dub Tractor, three albums with the band Future 3, two with System, and one album with the band People Press Play, among many other collaborations and remixes. He has worked with Jakob Jakobsen intermittently since 2012.
Heinrich Dunst is an artist who lives and works in Vienna. Dunst creates spatial interventions and performances that navigate the gap between what can be seen and what can be said, the untranslatability of one form into another, and the contextual nature of spatial presentations. Dunst's conceptual approach is rooted both in the work of artists like Marcel Broodthaers who scrutinize the systems underlying the perception of words and images, and in the Viennese scene of the 1980s and its characteristic ambition to extend abstract painting into the exhibition space. He lends these complex issues fresh interest by developing forms into correlations and pointedly questioning the seemingly unequivocal meaning of the elements through variation, superimposition, and changes of direction. Recent exhibitions include ‘Dämmstoffe’ at KOW Berlin and ‘DA’ at Secession Vienna in 2014 and 2015’s ‘Schwa z’ at Galerie der Stadt Schwaz in Schwaz / Austria. Recently he has been part of the ‘Sighs Trapped by Liars’ exhibition at Künstlerhaus Graz / Austria in spring 2016.
September 2nd, 2016 at 7 pm
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Vienna
free admission
supported by
Wiener Städtische Versicherungsverein