CTRL+T

By Karl Heinz Jeron • 14 Nov 2017

Paper fish with sensors / transform the gallery into an aquarium

T.A.F. / the art foundation continues its successful program CTRL+τ with Karl Heinz Jeron and his project ‘Coelacanth’ which starts on Monday 20th of November 2017 and runs until the 26th of November.

The CTRL+ τ programme is an initiative aimed at mobilising emerging local and international artists to deploy their artistic practice and develop a work in progress. Throughout the year and for a specific period, different artists are given control of T.A.F.’s physical and virtual space, in order to elaborate upon the concept of CTRL+τ with absolute freedom in terms of research methodology and artistic means.

German artist Karl Heinz Jeron takes over the gallery of T.A.F. for 7 days co-creating with the audience the project Coelacanth. Fish sculptures made from cardboard with electromagnetic field sensors will create a soundscape as an aquarium.

The project is about reflection and perception, about the competition between two languages mediating complexity. One is the language of science. The other one is the language of art which has to understand science but doesn‘t want to become it. The idea of what good science is or should be, the images of science and scientificity, are difficult to grasp but no less significant for it. «Coelacanth deals with cryptozoology. Anthropologists and zoologists do not take the research of cryptozoology seriously. They consider it to be dubious because, in their opinion, scientific methods are not respected. Nevertheless, the strictly traditional scientific community had to make some concessions to cryptozoology: for example, the Coelacanths were initially regarded as a myth of locals until their discovery by Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer in 1938».

The exhibition-installation will be built through a series of workshops where people can join in and build small electronic sounding devices and learn about paper folding.

Workshops

Monday: 20.11.2017 17.00 – 20.00

Tuesday: 21.11.2017 17.00 – 20.00

Wednesday: 22.11.2017 17.00 – 20.00

No previous skills or experience are needed. Participants have to bring their own soldering iron and pliers. In addition to the introduction to basic electronics there will be an insight into the making of paper sculptures. There is no fee for the workshop.

To participate, please send email to: home@theartfoundation.gr

Biography

Karl Heinz Jeron was born in Memmingen, Germany in 1962. He lives and works in Berlin since 1987. His art deals with every day culture, media perception and information processing. He rather creates experiences than objects. Jeron’s works span from the singing and dancing robot Sim Gishel, to compositions for electrified rotten vegetables and audio tour guides in onshore wind farms. Recent exhibitions, events and collaborations include ZKM Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica Linz, Documenta X, ICA London, Walker Art Museum Minneapolis, Berlinischen Galerie Berlin and the Museum of Modern Art San Francisco.

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