• MAR 09 to APR 28
    Group Exhibition
    Flo­ri­an Neu­feldt & Matt­hi­as Strö­ckel – Par­al­lels Cros­sing in In­fi­ni­ty


    • Group Exhibition
    • Contemporary
    • Emerging Artists

    Dates and Opening hours

    MAR 09 to APR 28, 2013

    Event Location

    Kunsthalle Düsseldorf

    Grabbeplatz 4 D-40213 Düsseldorf


    • Flo­ri­an Neu­feldt
    • Matt­hi­as Strö­ckel


    The works of Flo­ri­an Neu­feldt (born 1976) and Matt­hi­as Strö­ckel (born 1986) testi­fy to hu­man in­qui­si­tiven­ess and the need to ques­ti­on

    and com­pre­hend the things sur­roun­ding him by me­ans of va­rious me­a­su­re­ment stra­te­gies, bo­th spa­ti­al and tem­po­ral. In the pro­cess, even per­cep­ti­on its­elf is cal­led in­to ques­ti­on and the con­struc­tion of rea­li­ty is a cen­tral com­po­nent of each re­spec­tive work. The ex­hi­bi­ti­on’s tit­le re­fe­ren­ces the pos­tu­la­ti­on po­sed by the an­ci­ent Greek ma­the­ma­ti­ci­an Eu­clid in his Ele­ments – a

    sys­te­mi­sa­ti­on of and a trea­ti­se dea­ling wi­th ma­the­ma­ti­cal, as­tro­no­mi­cal and ar­tis­tic phe­no­me­na that is still high­ly si­gni­fi­cant to­day for our un­der­stan­ding of ma­the­ma­tics, the cosmos and mu­sic. It ser­ves he­re as a con­cept that is dif­fi­cult to grasp and yet still fa­sci­na­ting, one which “on­ly” func­tions in the mind and points to the fan­tas­tic po­ten­ti­al of ma­the­ma­ti­cal as well as phy­si­cal pa­ra­do­xes. It ge­ne­ra­tes in­com­pre­hen­si­on on the one hand, but it al­so oc­ca­si­ons us to pon­der and to re­a­son fur­ther to the extent that is re­fe­ren­ces our bo­un­da­ries (of me­a­su­re­ment) and si­mul­ta­neous­ly opens up a (men­tal) space that lays bey­ond the re­al and per­mits new sys­tems. This makes up the link to the dou­b­le ex­hi­bi­ti­on of works by Flo­ri­an Neu­feldt and Matt­hi­as Strö­ckel.

    Flo­ri­an Neu­feldt me­a­su­res the ex­hi­bi­ti­on space by de­ve­lo­ping a new pie­ce for the sei­ten­licht­saal in which a drill – in­vi­si­bly – dri­ves along be­hind a wall, me­a­su­ring it and bo­ring ho­les in it at ir­re­gu­lar in­ter­vals. Howe­ver, be­cau­se the drill bit al­ways on­ly ap­pears for such a short ti­me that it usual­ly goes un­no­ti­ced by the view­er, on­ly the sound and the ho­le re­main, one ho­le next to the other, ar­bi­tra­ri­ly bo­red in­to the wall. What is me­a­su­red and sys­te­ma­ti­sed he­re? Not knowing what is go­ing “be­hind” crea­tes con­fu­si­on, makes one cu­rious and ge­ne­ra­tes an ima­gina­ry space be­hind the con­stant­ly chan­ging, per­fo­ra­ted pic­tu­re space that is fil­led wi­th noi­se by the drill 

    and – de­pen­ding on the as­so­cia­ti­on – per­so­ni­fies so­me­thing threa­te­ning, mys­te­rious, in­trin­sic. At the sa­me ti­me, the rhythm of the tech­ni­cal re­pe­ti­ti­on ge­ne­ra­tes re­co­gni­ti­on and fa­mi­li­a­ri­ty wi­th re­gard to the mys­te­rious “sta­tic noi­se.”

    Matt­hi­as Strö­ckel’s con­cep­tual­ly ori­en­ted ob­jects, pho­to­graphs, prints and drawings re­vol­ve around 

    spa­ti­al and tem­po­ral me­a­su­re­ment stra­te­gies of the world by vi­sua­li­sing it in dif­fe­rent ways, si­mul­ta­neous­ly ques­tio­ning its mea­ning and pur­po­se. Their ap­peal de­ri­ves from a mi­ni­ma­list ar­tis­tic po­sit­ing in which Strö­ckel seems to as­su­me the ro­le of the ar­tist-sci­en­tist. In the pro­cess, he em­ploys phi­lo­so­phi­cal as well as art his­to­ri­cal theo­ries and ques­ti­ons the bo­un­da­ries 

    of sci­en­ti­fic ex­ac­titu­de and in­di­vi­du­al per­cep­ti­on wi­thout for­get­ting the aest­he­tic po­ten­ti­al – the au­ra – of the in­di­vi­du­al ob­ject or be­co­ming did­ac­tic. He do­cu­ments phy­si­cal pro­ces­ses (Un­tit­led, three pho­to­graphs, 2012) or pres­ents them as an im­me­dia­te ex­pe­ri­ence in the ex­hi­bi­ti­on space (Frame of Re­fe­rence, 2011). In do­ing so, Strö­ckel broa­ches the the­me of hu­man per­cep­ti­on and ob­ser­va­ti­on as well as the co­di­fi­ca­ti­on of ti­me and space, whe­re­by the fo­cus is pla­ced on car­to­gra­phic sys­tems (Map of Worlds, 2011), the rhyth­mi­sa­ti­on of ti­me (Spe­ci­fic To­leran­ce, 2012) and the un­fo­re­se­en ma­te­ri­al chan­ges wi­t­hin a pre­de­ter­mined tem­po­ral pro­cess.

    The ex­hi­bi­ti­on is ac­com­pa­nied by a ca­ta­lo­gue pu­blis­hed by the Ver­lag der Buch­hand­lung Walt­her Kö­nig, Co­lo­gne. Pro­du­ced in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on wi­th the ar­tists, it fea­tures nu­me­rous il­lus­tra­ti­ons and texts by Gre­gor Jan­sen (di­rec­tor of the Kunst­hal­le Düs­sel­dorf) and Kath­rin Ba­rutz­ki (cu­ra­tor of the ex­hi­bi­ti­on).
    Pri­ce: 4 Eu­ros.

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