Angst Reise  

the first public presentation of
Angst in Form

   

Art in Public Space

May – October 2010

In different locations throughout Sachsen-Anhalt and on the border to the Czech Republic.

Public space plays a special role in people’s fears. Here they are unprotected and vulnerable. Under the heading Angst in Form (Fear in Form), the subject of fear and its impact is directly broached, activated and orchestrated in order to deconstruct the mechanisms used to generate it. In addition, the symptom of “fear” is explored in order to discover what triggers it and to develop an understanding of its interaction in public space.

Nine projects reflect on and give form to different concepts of fear in site-specific and process-oriented works.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock – As you wish

June – October 2010

Hitchcock plays on the potential of language to generate fear and also on its potential to be misused as a means of surveillance. A series of posters will appear in a wide variety of locations in Halle and the surrounding area. [more]

Critical Art Ensemble – Radiation Burn: A Temporary Monument to Public Safety

October 15, 2010

In the demonstration of how to explode a bomb, the CAE deal with the fear of the so-called ‘dirty-bomb’ and how it is described as a real threat in the context of global terrorism and implemented as a means to legitimise... [more]

Leopold Kessler – Fence Sharpening

October 13, 2010

Leopold Kessler’s work deals with the demographic development of the Halle region and ironically and succinctly visualizes the fear the “long-time residents” have of the unfamiliar or foreign: the tips of a garden fence are... [more]

Folke Köbberling/Martin Kaltwasser – Trash Circulated

October 13, 2010

This piece will be realised during the week of the festival. [more]

KUNSTrePUBLIK – Halle alle

October 12 – 17, 2010, presentation: Oktober 16, 12:58 pm at Marktplatz Haale (Saale)

###VIDEO###(© Werkleitz 2010, filmed by: Matthias Einhoff, Anita Müller, edit: Anita Müller) The highest point in a place is generally a sacred building that marks the centre of a local community: a church or a pinnacle of... [more]

Steven Rowell – Background Listening Post

July – October 2010

Steven Rowell will reactivate a former phone bugging facility that was operated by the Ministry of State Security (Stasi) as a switchboard and control centre for bugging operations in the surrounding countryside. The former... [more]

Antje Schiffers & Thomas Sprenger – Wandern

June – July 2010

“Fear of being a stranger, of embarrassing situations or of asking for help; fear of being alone in the woods, fear of getting lost or spending the night without a shelter” are some moments that a person journeying on foot might... [more]

Henrik Schrat – Raven and Roses

September 2010

Schrat deals in his work with the resurrection myth of Barbarossa and the nearby rosarium in Sangerhausen, Europe’s biggest rose garden, in a city with the highest unemployment rate in the whole of Germany. Schrat attempts, in... [more]

Ella Ziegler – Scion Exchange

May – July 2010

In a black market exchange on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic in Spring, Ella Ziegler (Berlin) exchanged goods for Czech scions and used these to cultivate wild seedlings in Halle into apple trees. The process... [more]

 

Angst in Form is curated by the Berlin Artists Collective KUNSTrePUBLIK
Matthias Einhoff, Philip Horst, Markus Lohmann, Harry Sachs, Dan Seiple 

Curatorial Committee
Sophie Hope, Annette Maechtel, Edit Molnár, Frank Motz and Joseph del Pesco