WHY KNOT?

WHY KNOT?
Rhizome – Connection – Icon

13.01.-11.02.2018
Gallery GEDOK Women Artists’ Forum – Solo exhibition
Markgrafenstr. 14, 76131 Karlsruhe

Wednesday – Sunday 4.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Gallery Day Karlsruhe, 13.01.2018, 3.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Opening, 12.01.2018, 7 p.m.

An audio-visuell space
with works by Sabine Schäfer Studio <SA/JO>
With Ulrich Singer (GREENCODE) and Lorenz Schwarz (Light Sound-Object 7.-11.02.2018)

Curated by Dr. Annette Hünnekens and Sabine Schäfer

Photos of the opening “WHY KNOT?”, 12th January 2018

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018 WHY KNOT? Ausstellung Sabine Schäfer Foto: A.Hünnekens

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018 WHY KNOT? Ausstellung Sabine Schäfer Foto: A.Hünnekens

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Dr. Christa Hartnigk-Kümmel, Vernissage 12.01.18 WHY KNOT? Foto: Anne-Marie Letsch

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Carolin E.Fischer, Vernissage 12.01.18 WHY KNOT? Foto: A.Hünnekens

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Carolin E.Fischer, Vernissage 12.01.18 WHY KNOT? Foto: A.Hünnekens

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Dr. Annette Hünnekens, Vernissage 12.01.18 WHY KNOT? Foto: Anne-Marie Letsch

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Sabine Schäfer, Vernissage 12.01.2018 WHY KNOT? Foto: Anne-Marie Letsch

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Sabine Schäfer, Vernissage 12.01.2018 WHY KNOT? Foto: Anne-Marie Letsch

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Vernissage 12.01.2018 WHY KNOT? Foto: A.Hünnekens

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Vernissage 12.01.18 WHY KNOT? Foto: Anne-Marie Letsch

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Vernissage 12.01.18 WHY KNOT? Foto: Anne-Marie Letsch

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Vernissage 12.01.18 WHY KNOT? Foto: Anne-Marie Letsch

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Vernissage 12.01.18 WHY KNOT? Foto: Anne-Marie Letsch

Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, Vernissage 12.01.18 WHY KNOT? Foto: Anne-Marie Letsch

Photos of the exhibition “WHY KNOT?”

Sabine Schäfer: Audio Biospheres, Triptych, 2017 Interactive graphic prints with Audio QR-Code, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”

Sabine Schäfer: Audio Biospheres Magenta and Yellow, 2017, Interactive graphic prints with Audio QR-Code, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”

Sabine Schäfer: Audio Biospheres Yellow, 2017 (segment), Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”

Sabine Schäfer: Audio Biospheres Magenta and Yellow, 2017, Interactive graphic prints with Audio QR-Code, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”

Sabine Schäfer: Audio Biospheres Magenta, 2017, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”

Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: Reinhard E. Vollmer

Sabine Schäfer: Audio Biospheres Cyan, 2017, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”

Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”

Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: SA/JO

“WHY KNOT? Rhizome – Connection – Icon” Solo-Exhibition @ Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Photo: SA/JO

“WHY KNOT? Rhizome – Connection – Icon” Solo-Exhibition @ Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Photo: SA/JO

AudioMicroSpheres of Nature, Glimpse 1, 2018, Interactive graphic print with Audio QRCode, Photo: Annette Hünnekens

AudioMicroSpheres of Nature, Bild-Rhythmus 2, 2018, Photo: SA/JO

AudioMicroSpheres of Nature Bild-Rhythmus 2, 2018, Interactive graphic print with Audio QR-Code, Videostill: Lehel Lajos

Sabine Schäfer/Ulrich Singer: GREENCODE, temporary garden with Audio QR-Code, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: Annette Hünnekens

Sabine Schäfer/Ulrich Singer: GREENCODE, temporary garden with Audio QR-Code, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: Reinhard E. Vollmer

Sabine Schäfer/Ulrich Singer: GREENCODE, temporary garden with Audio QR-Code, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: SA/JO

Sabine Schäfer/Ulrich Singer: GREENCODE, temporary garden with Audio QR-Code, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Videostill: Lehel Lajos

SA/JO Sabine Schäfer/Joachim Krebs: SolarSonical Insects #2, audio video installation with butterfly, loan by the Museum for Natural Science Karlsruhe (SMNK)

SA/JO Sabine Schäfer/Joachim Krebs: SolarSonical Insects #2, audio video installation with butterfly, loan by the Museum for Natural Science Karlsruhe (SMNK), Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Videostill: Lehel Lajos

SA/JO Sabine Schäfer/Joachim Krebs: SolarSonical Insects #2, audio video installation with butterfly, loan by the Museum for Natural Science Karlsruhe (SMNK), Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: Annette Hünnekens

SA/JO Sabine Schäfer/Joachim Krebs: SolarSonical Insects #2, audio video installation, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: SA/JO

SA/JO Sabine Schäfer/Joachim Krebs: SolarSonical Insects #2, audio video installation, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: SA/JO

SA/JO Sabine Schäfer/Joachim Krebs: MicroSonical Shining Biospheres #1/2, Gallery of illuminated images with SEM recordings of very small beings @ Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: Annette Hünnekens

SA/JO Sabine Schäfer/Joachim Krebs: MicroSonical Shining Biospheres #1/2, Gallery of illuminated images with SEM recordings of very small beings @ Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: Annette Hünnekens

Sabine Schäfer, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Videostill: Lehel Lajos

Documentation Space, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: Reinhard E. Vollmer

Documentation Space, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Videostill: Lehel Lajos

Documentation Space, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: Annette Hünnekens

Documentation Space, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Videostill: Lehel Lajos

Documentation Space, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: SA/JO

Sabine Schäfer/Ulrich Singer: GREENCODE, temporary garden with Audio QR-Code, Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: SA/JO

AudioMicroSpheres of Nature, Bild-Rhythmus 2, 2018, Interactive graphic print with Audio QR-Code, Photo: SA/JO

Sabine Schäfer: Audio Biospheres Cyan, 2017 (segment), Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 13.01.-11.02.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”

WHY KNOT?
Rhizome – Connection – Icon

The works of Sabine Schäfer are based on aesthetic principles of a basic attachment of the world of the universe, as well as the digitalised world. The underlying connection between the universe and the digital world is of linguistic nature and produces in the figurative numerical/digital space creations, resulting from a large number of concatenation (series of interconnected or interdependent things or events) which is known today as hybrid.
At the end of the 20th century Heinrich Klotz spoke about the style of the “Second Modern” (“Zweiten Moderne”) age a period where artists concentrated upon the analysis of the narrative means, expressing themselves particularly with the new media in a fictive manner that played with the potential of developing new stories. Today we have to deal with a growing number of the creatures who break into the digital world from the real world: The technological and natural sciences have increasingly entered variegated discourse of communicative connections, unions according to the rules of creative linking/ties/knots. Besides the generated hybrids, that not only have new material qualities, they can also be read with looking at their codes. In the contradicting contexts between the natural-like world of the rhizome and the abstracted world of the signs, marks and icons connecting patterns between the analogue and digital world become discernible.
The exhibition has been conceived as an audiovisual installation, that brings not only light to sound, but shows in the work of Sabine Schäfer and her collaborators, just how the connections produce a diversity of dimensions that in our time stamping a synesthetic experience in an analogue world accompanied by digital reality.
The use of the QR codes as an integral imaging component and as an element to afford access to the audio-compositions leads at the same time to basic principles and elements of communication as a process of life.
Dr. Annette Hünnekens

The Supporting Program of “WHY KNOT?”

KNOT I:
KNOT II:
KNOT III:
KNOT IV:

Photos of the supporting program

KNOT I, 20.01.2018: Anina Rubin: “in the morning of the sunshine rise”, Accompanying event: Live-Performance with students of the „Hochschule für Gestaltung” (HfG) Karlsruhe @ Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 20.01.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: SA/JO

KNOT I, 20.01.2018: Lauren Leis: „fading distances“, Accompanying event: Live- Performance with students of the „Hochschule für Gestaltung” (HfG) Karlsruhe @ Gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, 20.01.2018, Exhibition “Why Knot?”, Photo: SA/JO

KNOT I, 20.01.2018: Finn Baygan:

KNOT II, 7.02.2018: “Communication as a Processes of Life”, Sabine Schäfer and Lorenz Schwarz, Accompanying event in the context of the winter semester program 2017/18 by the “AWWK, Akademie für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung” Karlsruhe (Academy for Scientific Further Education), Photo: SA/JO

KNOT II, 7.02.2018: “Communication as a Processes of Life”, Introduction of the exhibition “Why Knot” by Sabine Schäfer, Accompanying event in the context of the winter semester program 2017/18 by the “AWWK, Akademie für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung” Karlsruhe (Academy for Scientific Further Education), Photo: SA/JO

KNOT II, 7.02.2018: “Communication as a Processes of Life”, Sabine Schäfer and Lorenz Schwarz, Accompanying event in the context of the winter semester program 2017/18 by the “AWWK, Akademie für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung” Karlsruhe (Academy for Scientific Further Education) , Videostill: Lehel Lajos

KNOT III: Sound light object by Lorenz Schwarz, Accompanying event of the exhibition “Why Knot?” at the gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, presented 7.-11.02.2018, Videostill: Lehel Lajos

KNOT III: Sound light object by Lorenz Schwarz, Accompanying event of the exhibition “Why Knot?” at the gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, presented 7.-11.02.2018, Videostill: Lehel Lajos

KNOT IV, 11.02.2018: Panel discussion with (from left to right): Lorenz Schwarz (media artist), Sabine Schäfer (media artist), Dr. Annette Hünnekens, moderation (media art scientist), Prof. Dr. Götz Großklaus (media art scientist), Dr. Pau Modler (lecturer of the HfG Karlsruhe), accompanying event of the exhibition “Why Knot?” at the gallery GEDOK Karlsruhe, Videostill: Lehel Lajos

KNOT IV, 11.02.2018: Panel discussion with (from left to right): Lorenz Schwarz (media artist), Sabine Schäfer (media artist), Dr. Annette Hünnekens, moderation (media art scientist), Prof. Dr. Götz Großklaus (media art scientist), Dr. Pau Modler (lecturer of the HfG Karlsruhe), Videostill: Lehel Lajos

KNOT IV, 11.02.2018: Panel discussion with (from left to right): Lorenz Schwarz (media artist), Sabine Schäfer (media artist), Dr. Annette Hünnekens, moderation (media art scientist), Prof. Dr. Götz Großklaus (media art scientist), Dr. Pau Modler (lecturer of the HfG Karlsruhe), Videostill: Lehel Lajos