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Roman Pfeffer and Christof Zwiener

The artists Roman Pfeffer and Christof Zwiener survey the world of things in the Studio im Hochhaus. On 16 November 2021, at 7 pm, the exhibition opens and gives an insight into their interventions and deformations. It can be seen until 19 January 2022 in the studio im HOCHHAUS at Zingster Straße 25.

In their works, both artists charge things with history and expectations and interrogate the materials in different ways: Pfeffer uses a wide range of artistic possibilities to investigate the dimensions and proportions of things and to bring them into new forms, as in the reshaped 12’rowing boat that can be seen as Braintwister in the exhibition. In Zwiener’s work, the narratives of found objects and places play the main role. Through the predominant use of readymades, which are arranged site-specifically and occasionally alienated, Zwiener makes the superimposition of times visible. Past, present and future are here directly linked to an object, a building or a place.

Roman Pfeffer was born in 1972 in Vöcklabruck, Austria. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts with Gunter Damisch in Vienna and at the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury from 1996 to 2001. He is a member of the management team of the TransArts class at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he also lives.

Christof Zwiener, also born in ’72, from Osnabrück, studied interdisciplinary sculpture at the HBK Braunschweig. He lives and works in Berlin as an artist and curator. He organises temporary exhibition projects at various locations, often in gatehouses.

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bankleer / Dellbrügge & de Moll

13 june to 23 august





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Dekompostition (Dung Dung)

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Es ist nicht wahr

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Matthias Beckmann

april to june





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“Atlas of anatomy”

 

Animationsfilm 2013

4:02 Minuten

Idee, Zeichnungen, Sprecher: Matthias Beckmann

Ton: Dirk Schaefer

Filmtechnik: Matthias Daenschel

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Sonja Alhäuser, Heike Kati Barath

11. April bis 7. Juni 2017





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A rest always remains

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Kai Richter, Tommy Støckel

31th of Januar to 5th of April





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Kai Richter, Tommy Støckel

Construction Time Again

 

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Doris Schmid / Jürgen Palmtag

February to April 2017





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There is no secret
Where does narrative start and where does it end? A reworked horror film, with layers and cut outs;
onto which had been projected, simultaneous appropriation and alienation of pictorial material. How
pictures, painted over with the remainders of the previous image and remnants of time, contradict
linear time. Within this approach, a combination of numerous time lapses.
A notion of being pursued is central: A woman and her double, the performer. She imitates and
repeats the actions of the protagonist and sets in train an interplay between the filmic image and
performance. Settings are the nightly scenarios: Deserted streets and landscapes, a hotel room and a
church with organ.

Video, DE 2015 / 20 min / PAL 4:3 / Stereo
Doris Schmid / Jürgen Palmtag
Bild: Doris Schmid / Musik: Jürgen Palmtag
2. Kamera: Markus Otto / Performance: Fabienne Gallina-Baron

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Foert / Norkeit

November - January 2017





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Frederik Foert
ACQUA ALTA
1:19 min, Venedig, 2015
Acqua alta (italienisch ‚hohes Wasser‘) ist das winterliche und alljährlich wiederkehrende Hochwasser in Venedig. Es entsteht, wenn bei besonders starker Flut und niedrigem Luftdruck der Scirocco das Wasser landeinwärts in die Lagune von Venedig drückt und dauert, da von den Gezeiten abhängig, nur jeweils wenige Stunden. Bei normaler Flut steigt der Wasserspiegel bis zu 90 cm über den Normalstand; wenn er höher steigt, ist „Acqua alta“.
Durch einfache Umkehrung der Horizontlinie wird das Geschehen auf der Wasseroberfläche auf den Himmel verlagert. Das bunte Treiben auf dem Canal Grande so zu sagen in göttliche Sphären gehoben. Von “Fluglotsen” gesteuert wogen kopfüber allerlei Schiffskörper über die wogenden Wolken, aus banaler Erdanziehung wird ein barockes Himmelsgetümmel alla Tiepolo. Heaven is a Place on Earth!
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Quasi Grün
11:18 min, Berlin 2012
„Quasi Grün” ist ein Videoarbeit aus eingesprochenem Text und Fotos zu Gestaltungskonzepten städtischer Grünflächen und Parks.
„Eingebettet in »städtischer Restnatur« wirken jene rustikalen oder minimalistischen Ausstattungselemente oft grotesk, vielmehr noch wenn sie in ihrer Funktion missbraucht sind, oder ihr Planungskonzept verfehlen, wie Bänke als Vandalismus-opfer, Wege ergänzt durch Trampelpfade, und zufällige Steine, an zufällig geschlängelten Wegen. Der Park wird zur Kulisse, angereichert mit abgenutzten Mobiliar aus dem Planungsfundus.“
Die Texte zeichnen die angetroffenen Parkbesucher nach.

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Timm Ulrichs

29 August to 9 November





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Timm Ulrichs

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Sonya Schönberger





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(“…) The Volkspark Prenzlauer Berg is one of Berlin’s 14 piles of rubble. In those historic sites Schönberger also researched for her work “641 objects without qualities”. Together with artist Christof Zwiener Schönberger collected fragments and shards of everyday objects which found their way through the mountains of rubble and debris of war to the surface in those parks. Within the exhibition “Scherben” in the Berlin Museum of Things (2013-2014) Sonya Schönberger met the “thing expert” Michael Engelke. In the video Michael (2014), Engelke situates selected pieces and objects and explains their original function. He connects each object to its history and gives the fragments a possible provenance. They are to memory fragments that allow the viewer an immediate access to recent German cultural history.” (Silke Wittig, nbk, 2015)

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