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Landschaft 2.0

28 August 2009, 20:00 - 15 November 2009
Opening: 28 August 2009, 20:00
Landscape 2.0

An exhibition on the reality and the artificiality of the landscape

28. August – 15. November 2009

A joint project of the Edith Ruß Site for Media Art (Oldenburg) and the Kunstverein Springhornhof (Neuenkirchen near Soltau)

Opening: Friday, 28. August, 8 p.m.
Press: Thursday, 27. August, 2 p.m.
Teri Rueb: Core Sample, ortspezifische Soundinstallation, 2008, © Teri Rueb
Teri Rueb: Core Sample, ortspezifische Soundinstallation, 2008, © Teri Rueb

How do we perceive landscapes? As real and preferably undisturbed nature? As a real but totally constructed reality or as a digital fantasy world? What can and should the landscape accomplish today? And what visions are there about its future?

Monica Studer / Christoph van den Berg, Nebel, Screenshot aus interaktiver Computer-Installation, 2005, © Studer / van den Berg
Monica Studer / Christoph van den Berg: Nebel, Screenshot from interactive Computer-Installation, 2005, © Studer / van den Berg

The exhibition Landscape 2.0 juxtaposes romantic yearnings and emotions with the demands of a modern globalised world and its guiding principles. It concerns a contemporary exploration of the subject matter of the landscape and its importance in the present day.

Vaughn Bell, Village Green, Installation, 2008, © Vaughn Bell, Foto: Kevin Kennefick
Vaughn Bell: Village Green, Installation, 2008
© Vaughn Bell, Photo: Kevin Kennefick

The significance of the landscape is permanently subject to an historic transformation that is influenced by social, ideological and technical changes.
Landscape as an artistic representation was simultaneously always an inventory of the respective discourse regarding nature and its importance in peoples’ lives.

A new relationship to our surroundings has resulted from the increasing virtualisation of our world. Now that it has become navigable, predictable and thus manipulable in various ways, the shaped and constructed landscape functions like a catalogue of interpretations of nature, of society, of the economy or culture.

Wapke Feenstra, Former Farmland Oldenburg, 2009, Ortspezifische Installation, Handy-Application, Netproject © Wapke Feenstra
Wapke Feenstra: Former Farmland Oldenburg,
ortspezifische Installation, Handy-Application,
Netproject, 2009
© Wapke Feenstra

The artists participating in the exhibition have developed various strategies of dealing with this complex subject matter.
Vaughn Bell, Wapke Feenstra, David Hahlbrock and Ursula Damm have taken a look back at historic developments and the effects they have had on present-day landscape structures.
Beate Gütschow references traditional portrayals of the landscape.

Susan Collins reflects upon the changes in our landscape resulting from technological and global developments. Ulu Braun and Thiago Rocha Pitta have developed utopian ideas and concepts regarding sustainable landscape planning in the future.

Thomson & Craighead, Flat Earth, Video, 2007 © Thomson & Craighead
Thomson & Craighead: Flat Earth,
Video, 2007,
© Thomson & Craighead

Janice Kerbel, Jane Prophet, Rachel Reupke and Monica Studer/Christoph van den Berg have produced digital venues and model worlds. Katrin Sigurdardottir’s installation deals with the relationship between body, sight and perspective in virtual landscapes.

Jane Prophet, Model Landscapes, Installation (Detail), 2005, © Jane Prophet
Jane Prophet: Model Landscapes,
Installation (Detail), 2005
© Jane Prophet

Practices of life and the measuring of landscape spaces by means of modern technologies and their translation into aesthetic and acoustic information (GPS, Google Maps) are the themes dealt with in the works of Brett Stalbaum/Cicero DaSilva/, the Büro für Unabwägbarkeiten, Masaki Fujihata, Teri Rueb and Thomson & Craighead who make data regarding landscapes audible and tangible.

Masaki Fujihata, field works: Mersea Circles,  3D Projektion, 2003 © Masaki Fujihata
Masaki Fujihata, field works: Mersea Circles,
3D Projektion, 2003
© Masaki Fujihata


Mittwoch, 09. September , 16-18 Uhr

Media Education Lounge
Für LehrerInnen und andere MultiplikatorInnen,
mit Nanna Lüth

Freitag, 11. September, 14-18 Uhr Samstag, 12. September, 10-14 Uhr

Wir bauen ein Roboterorchester
mit KH Jeron, für Mädchen und Jungen von 10-15 Jahren,
Unkostenbeitrag: 5€

Samstag 12. September, 14 Uhr

Aufführung des Roboterorchesters
im Rahmen von "Stadtklang"

Samstag, 12. September, 18-24 Uhr

Nacht der Museen
freier Eintritt
Führungen: 18 Uhr / 20 Uhr / 22 Uhr

Donnerstag, 24. September, 17-20 Uhr

Abendöffnung mit Führung
um 18 Uhr

Freitag, 2. Oktober, ab 20 Uhr

mit Kristin Lucas

Donnerstag, 15 Oktober, 10-13 Uhr und Samstag, 17. Oktober, 10:30-13:30 Uhr

Blühende Landschaften
Ferienworkshops für Kinder und Jugendliche von 9 - 13 Jahren,
mit Christian Gude Nanna Lüth in Kooperation mit der Kibum 2009,
Unkostenbeitrag: 5€

Donnerstag, 22. Oktober, 20 Uhr

in Face of Nature
Programm mit historischen und zeitgenössischen Kurzfilmen,
kuratiert von Florian Wüst (Berlin)

Donnerstag, 5. November, 17-20 Uhr

Abendöffnung mit Führung
um 18 Uhr

Donnerstag, 5. November, 19 Uhr

Pflanzen: Abstraktion und Bausatz
Präsentation des gleichnamigen Kurses des Studiengangs
Integriertes Design der Hochschule für Künste Bremen,
geleitet von Helene von Oldenburg

Samstag und Sonntag, 14./15. November, 14-18 Uhr

Künstliche Insekten, singende Äste und andere Solarwesen
Solarroboterworkshop mit Ralf Schreiber für Jugendliche,
Erwachsene, SeniorInnen,
Unkostenbeitrag: 5€

Sonntag, 15. November, 17 Uhr:

Präsentation der Workshopergebnisse

Press interviews by appointment.

Inquiries: Sabine Himmelsbach
Tel. 0441-235 2568
Fax 0441-235 2161
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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