— Michael Guggenheim

Tag "Exhibition"

Michael Guggenheim, Bernd Kräftner, Judith Kröll

Don’t leave the kitchen. A Recipe for Incubations. Unpublished Article. (pdf)

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Abstract: In this paper we present a recipe for cultural interventions as a stew. It illustrates an approach we have developed in several research and exhibition projects that we call “incubation“. An incubation is a socio-technical device that forms new objects and interactions produced under situational, social and time-based pressure via the use of knowledge, interactions and objects.

An incubation consists of a range of ingredients – media, methods, theories – mixed together to both describe and intervene in a given situation. It challenges the opposition of action versus description, and political versus scientific, as limited. Because an incubation is not a process of debunking but of assembly, any method is always supposed to represent, intervene and transform. We use several examples to illustrate our argument, among them a long-term study with vegetative state patients, an exhibition project with researchers that are asylum seekers, a betting office for genetically doped mice and a laboratory to measure ideas of prevention.

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Die Ausstellung als Inkubator. Über Kunst und Ethnographie.
(Together with Bernd Kräftner und Judith Kröll) In: Beate Binder, Dagmar Neuland-Kitzerow und Karoline Noack (eds.): Zum Verhältnis von visueller Kultur und ethnographischem Arbeiten.

Berliner Blätter Heft 46/2008.

The article theorizes with the term “incubation” the relationship of ethnography and art with the example of die wahr/falsch inc. , an exhibition I co-curated.

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Überschuss. Videogramme des Experimentierens.

(Surplus. Videograms of Experimentation) 2009
A project of the artist Hannes Rickli dealing with surplus images of biological laboratories. How do biologists define data? How do they define which images are errors? Together we did a 9-channel video-installation „labscans“, which shows the laboratories filmed by an automated 360° camera. The audio channels consist of a dialogue-montage among the biologists on their work and what constitutes data.

Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Exhibited at Helmhaus Zürich.

See my articles for the catalogue here



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“Office for Scientific Flotsam and Jetsam”

an exhibition where refugee-scientists exhibited and discussed their careers.

With them, we founded Researchers Without Borders / ForscherInnen ohne Grenzen, a still ongoing project that
adresses the situation of refugee-researchers.

part of the exhibitiondie wahr/falsch inc.


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