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Wild Sky

27 May 2011 - 14 August 2011
Opening: 26 May 2011, 19:00
Presstalk: 25 May 2011, 14:00

Alex Cecchetti: Sun (One Day old), 2008

The group exhibition Wild Sky depicts 12 artistic positions on the image of the sun, the cosmos and other celestial phenomena. The works reflect our desire to explore the sky, to measure it and record it. Wild Sky brings together photography, video and installations under one roof.

All the works take up a question that has haunted us for ages: How can we possibly explore and investigate the sky above us if the intensity of the sun's rays and the vastness of the universe make it impossible to grasp the cosmos directly and fully?

Peter Coffin: Untitled (Four Color                             Lisa Oppenheim: Lunagrams, 2010
Eclipse), 2007   

Olia Lialina: Some universe, 2001                         Semiconductor: Out of the light, 2008

Yesterday and today, the urge to solve this problem has been a driving force behind technological innovation. Optical devices such as Camera Obscura and the telescope or mathematical models are intended to compensate for the inadequacy of the human eye.

But at the same time, every new advance we make in the vastness of space has revealed yet another limit to our technology and our knowledge. Thus the scientific, technical image of the sky has always been paired with the concept of a mystical "force"; reason paired with madness.

For the exhibition in the Edith Russ Site for Media Art, curator Michael Connor chose 12 international artists whose works deal with the traces of light that celestial phenomena leave on film, video, or on the human retina. Starry skies, sunsets and satellites are the force behind these motifs.

Spencer Finch: West (Sunset in my motel room), 2007

Participating artists:

Alex Cecchetti, Peter Coffin, Cerith Wyn Evans, Spencer Finch, Olia Lialina, Matt Mullican, Lisa Oppenheim, Trevor Paglen, Katie Paterson, Walid Raad/ The Atlas Group, Semiconductor, Joe Winter


30 May 2011, 16:00
Media Education Lounge
for teachers and multiplicators

30 May 2011, 10:00

09 June 2011, 17:30

23 June 2011, 17:00
Evening opening
17-20 h

06 July 2011, 19:30

26 July 2011, 14:00
Lets Walk the Sky! for children
14 till 17:30 h for children

27 July 2011, 14:00
Lets Walk the Sky! for youngsters
27. July, 14 till 17:30 h for youngsters

03 August 2011, 10:00

04 August 2011, 14:00

Funded by

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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