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Bremer Kunstfrühling 2014

15 May 2014, 19:00 - 25 May 2014, 18:00
Opening: 15 May 2014, 19:00
Presstalk: 14 May 2014, 11:30
This year the Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art is participating in the Bremer Kunstfrühling (Bremen Art Spring) with a special exhibition. The installation by Marcello Mercado, Van Gogh Variations, which was promoted through the awarding of a stipend for media art by the Foundation of Lower Saxony in 2013, as well as the interactive light installation Submergence by the international group of artists known as Squidsoup, will be presented there.

To be found at Stand 59

Regular admission: € 10 (€ 12 without advance sale)

Reduced admission: € 6 (€ 8 without advance sale)

Group ticket (8 or more people): further reduction of € 2 per person.

Participating artists:

Marcello Mercado
Van Gogh Variations

The installation deals with the relationship between biological, technological and artistic forms. Mercado establishes connections between the organic and digital world by means of a system of data transformation and translation that culminates in the creation of sound and 3D sculptures as well as video documentations. DNA, compost, hexadecimal numbers and drones are applied. Different strategies are employed in Variations in order to simulate Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings in a new manner.

Marcello Mercado, 1963 (Argentina)

Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Recognition by Prix Ars Electronica in Interactive Art; first prize at the Biennale Videobrasil in São Paulo (1998 and 2001). Among other things, exhibitions at Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Centre for Art and Media (ZKM), Karlsruhe; Museo de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Biennale di Venezia; Tent Gallery, Rotterdam.

Interactive light installation 

Submergence is a large-scale, immersive light installation: 8,064 LED points reveal a complex three-dimensional grid pattern. The audience coalesces with the environment when entering this magical light room. The visitor goes on a synesthetic journey of discovery between reality and virtuality through their own movement within the room. The experience comes about by means of programming for abstract narration, which ends in a grand finale after a gradual increase in suspense. Motion sensors enable the visitor to have interactions with the light choreography when striding through the room.

Squidsoup, 1997 (England, Norway, New Zealand)
As an international group of artists, scientists and designers (GB/NO/NZ), Squidsoup deals with digital and interactive media in order to create unique experiences. They merge the disciplines music, physical space and virtual worlds in their works to create immersive, interactive experiences. Their works have been presented worldwide at numerous festivals, workshops and in galleries as well as a special exhibition within the scope of permanent collections.

From 15 May to 25 May 2014 the Bremen Association of Visual Artists (BBK) is organising the “Art Spring” of the Metropolitan Region Bremen-Oldenburg at the venue Gleishalle am Güterbahnhof in Bremen. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, which will expand and enrich the Art Spring with its art scene and the audience from Hamburg, is invited as a guest & partner city. The contrast of the two regions gives reason to anticipate an exciting artistic exchange at a high level between the Metropolitan Region Bremen-Oldenburg and Hamburg.


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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