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Alicja Kwade

Alicja Kwade‘s multiple ‘Hemmungsloser Widerstand’ (‘Unrestrained Resistance’) (2010) at the Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover.

Christoph Büchel

Christoph Büchel, ‘Minus’ (2002)

A punk-concert was held inside a room at the Kunstverein Hannover. Immediately after the show, the entire room was frozen.

Timm Ulrichs

‘The End’ (1981 – 1997) by Timm Ulrichs

Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys

Pictures of the exhibition ‘Objekte als Freunde’ (‘Objects as friends’) by Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys at the Kestnergesellschaft in Hannover, on view until August 16, 2011.

The exhibition consisted of 168 photographs of installations of the most random objects from 1 euro-shops or thrift stores, all of the same size and very detailed.

From different corners of the room came a generic, dull, computerized voice describing different colours and their associations and meaning. This sound belonged to the animation shown below.

Joachim Koester


‘To navigate, in a genuine way, in the unknown necessitates an attitude of daring, not one of recklessness (movements generated from the Magical Passes of Carlos Castaneda)’ (2009) by Joachim Koester

Through the choreography of drawings and bodily movements, Koester traces methods intended to access or express physical sensation beyond cognition. In an ambiguous dark space, a mime performs the exercises described by the infamous anthropologist Carlos Casteneda in his 1998 book Magical Passes. According to Casteneda, these were secret shamanic gestures meant to enhance one’s ability to navigate “the dark sea of awareness”.

At the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover. Fullscreen for slightly better view.

Michael Sailstorfer


The installation ‘Forst’, by Michael Sailstorfer. Seen at the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover.

Kurt Schwitters

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Kurt Schwitters, Merzbau Hannover (1933)

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Merzbau seen from the outside.

Well, I wasn’t going to mention this, but I just couldn’t resist…