LIVING ABOVE THE LINES

Nov 26 2022 – Jan 7 2023, HAUNT, Berlin

LIVING ABOVE THE LINES

Niklas Goldbach, Andreas Greiner, Caroline Kryzecki, Claudia Kugler, Frederik Marks, Philip Topolovac, Tilman Wendland

organised by Harald F. Theiss, curator

26 Nov 2022 - 7 Jan 2023

Handout in German / English

LIVING ABOVE THE LINES
+ EDITION #7


Niklas Goldbach
Andreas Greiner
Caroline Kryzecki
Claudia Kugler

Frederik Marks
Philip Topolovac
Tilman Wendland

curated by Harald F. Theiss

Vernissage
Saturday 26 November  6 – 10 pm

Duration
26 Nov 2022 – 7 Jan 2023
Christmas Break
21 Dec 2022 - 3 Jan 2023

Opening hours
Wed – Sat  2 – 6 pm
and by appointment at office@frontviews.de
Free entrance
we recommend to wear a mask.

Location
Frontviews at HAUNT
Kluckstraße 23 A / yard
D - 10785 Berlin
 



Programme

Vernissage
Sat 26 Nov 6 – 10 pm

Seasons Special
Sat 10 Dec 4 - 7pm

Finissage
Sat 7 Jan 7 - 9 pm
 


L I V I N G  A B O V E  T H E  L I N E S
+ EDITION #7

Niklas Goldbach, Andreas Greiner, Claudia Kugler, Caroline Kryzecki, Philip Topolovac, Tilman Wendland
and Frederik Marks as a young artistic position

Concept and Text Harald F. Theiss | Curator



The boundaries of being and existing in life and in art are shifting and with them the choices and possibilities then, later, and now. The exhibition L I V I N G  A B O V E  T H E  L I N E S reacts with different and related artistic positions to current events and their transformations - in and from our proximity. The title can be read in a deliberately ambiguous way and evokes diagnostic reflections on currently (unequally) controlled socio-political decision-making processes. At the same time, the conditions of general and artistic production as well as their preconditions are thematized. With a generally growing change of consciousness, future free spaces and orientation in dealing with things can be marked more sustainably.

Lines above or below surfaces or (critical) conditions are to be considered here as a conceptual pictorial metaphor. Through the "use" of various artistic means and media, rather, variations in the meaning of realities become visible: from universally known, politically or rhetorically coined terms red and green line, the not crossing of moral boundaries here and there, or the markings of lifelines, new (geographical) spaces for action, but also of more comprehensible and above all more responsible communication measures - not only in the everyday understanding. Based on this, the exhibition L I V I N G  A B O V E  T H E  L I N E S in the compilation is an attempt not only to interpret such and other contexts or the relationship to the troubled present, but also to think further. At the same time, awareness of the future can be stimulated. The associative links lead to (critical) interrelationships of things - between the public, mediation, and perception. Already Bruno Latour referred to other forms of communication and information, which should reach and touch people more because scientific facts do not lead to a change of action. "If you want to develop an idea, the medium in which the idea is developed is not clear from the start.“ * Bruno Latour has repeatedly pushed the boundaries of what researchers actually do with theater or art.2

The line begins with the point and emerges from the movement. It creates mental and material connections and actions with very different tools, especially drawing tools. As an artistic expression in a variety of techniques and individual formal language, it is now more than just a graphic design tool of surfaces. Thus, it also takes us to other sites of artistic reflection from historical traces, science, and research to virtual and illusionistic materials. The artists in this exhibition are interested in processes of cognition and perception in the broadest sense. Their mostly interrelated installations stand on their own in the spaces, but can also be seen and experienced in dialogue with each other. Through site-specific explorations, the boundaries of what exists are explored. The architecture and spatial texture temporarily open up unexpected connections and, through them, forms of understanding that can be thought about further later and afterward or open up new perspectives ...

* Bruno Latour, Which Art for which Ecology ? Ein Beitrag von Hörspiel und Medienkunst, BR, 2013 1 https://www.br.de/radio/bayern2/sendungen/hoerspiel-und-medienkunst/artmix-galerie-182.html


Accompanying the exhibition and to support the cultural work at HAUNT, the participating artists Niklas Goldbach, Andreas Greiner, Claudia Kugler, Caroline Kryzecki, Philip Topolovac and Tilman Wendland will publish a specially produced EDITION #7 in a limited edition of 20 + 1 AP. For an annual donation for the upcoming exhibition program 2023, supporters will receive an edition sheet of their choice as a token of gratitude.

We will release EDITION #7 on Saturday 26 November from 6 - 10 pm at HAUNT. We would like to cordially invite you to attend.
 



Frontviews at HAUNT
Kluckstraße 23 A / yard
D - 10785 Berlin
Free Entrance

Public Transport
Bus Linie M48 or M85 from Potsdamer Platz/ Busstop
Lützowstr./Potsdamer Str. and a 4 minute walk // U-Bahn
Kurfürstenstraße Linie U1 and U3 and a 6 minute walk // M29 Busstop Gedenkstätte Dt. Widerstand and a 2 minute walk.

Web / Social Media
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www.hauntberlin.de
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related links

Niklas Goldbach

Andreas Greiner

Caroline Kryzecki

Claudia Kugler

Philip Topolovac