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14 July 2007 - 23 September 2007
Opening: 13 July 2007, 19:00
Presstalk: 12 July 2007, 14:00

With KORPYS / LÖFFLER and CORINNA SCHNITT two individual approaches to artistic work with video from Germany are presented during the summer months in Oldenburg. On the two floors of the exhibition hall the artists each show a new piece, created for the show at the Edith Russ site for Media Art, accompanied by selected works from the last few years.


Andree Korpys and Markus Löffler have been working together since 1989 and have participated in numerous exhibitions both in Germany and abroad. They use various media in realising their projects: Photographs and videos are presented together with drawings or sculptures in site-specific installations, combined to new narratives in which the unresolved and unsolvable contradictions of reality come to light.

Korpys / Löffler look at social relations and the structures that govern them, especially the topography and psychology of power as well as its representational strategies, focussing on the marginal happenings, the surroundings, or even only the sites of politically and socially relevant events, which often allow for a more profound reflection than the respective events themselves. “Investigative Art”, “Borderline-Journalism”, and “Documentary Poetry” are the terms with which it has been tried to characterise Korpys / Löffler’s peculiar approach to social and political topics, an approach from a decidedly artistic perspective that neither wants to evaluate in moral terms, nor wants to instruct its audience or unambiguously comment on things.

The new piece presented at the Edith Russ Site for Media Art deals with political protest movements against national and international decisions and agreements about ecological and economical issues using footage from Gorleben, the designated nuclear waste disposal site in Germany where the anti-nuclear-energy-movement originated in the 1970s, and from the recent G-8 summit meeting in Heiligendamm, Germany.

Corinna Schnitt: Once upon a time, 2003
© VG Bild-Kunst für Corinna Schnitt

Korpys / Löffler: Eure Kinder werden so wie wir, 2007
© VG Bild-Kunst für Korpys / Löffler

Other works by Korpys / Löffler shown in the exhibition:

Ruhleben (1999)

When Lands the Saucer (2002)

Kanu (2003)

Für ein Leben nach dem Tod (For a Life after Death) (2006)


29 July 2007, 11:00

13 September 2007, 20:00

22 September 2007, 11:00

Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Katharinenstraße 23, D-26121 Oldenburg, Tel.: +49(0)441/235-3208, Fax.: +49(0)441/235-2161
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 14:00 -18:00, Saturday - Sunday 11:00 - 18:00, Monday closed
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