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Since 11.09.2020, GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe


Garden installation with audio composition
Permanent exhibition

Sabine Schäfer, media artist, composer
Ulrich Singer, landscape architect

Zoological City Garden Karlsruhe
Opening hours: Mon –Sun 9am – 6pm

Presented as part of the Media Art Festival

“Seasons of Media Arts 2020”
11.09.2020-31.03.2021 mehr…

more about the festival and the UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe… mehr…

Can be seen from the bridge over the zoo.

View image gallery:

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

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GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Eva Kaltenbach

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

Inauguration, 17.09.2020

with the artists Ulrich Singer, Sabine Schäfer, the representatives of the city of Karlsruhe (Susanne Asche, head of the cultural office, Lord Mayor Frank Mentrup) and the zoo directors Matthias Reinschmidt and Clemens Becker, chairman of the species protection foundation and the zoo architect Eva Kaltenbach (l.t.r.)

GREEN CODE, Foto: Timo Deible/Zoo Karlsruhe
GREEN CODE Inauguration Zoo Karlsruhe 17.09.2020
Foto: Timo Deible/Zoo Karlsruhe

VIDEO CLIP of the inauguration on the Facebook page of the Karlsruhe Zoo
https://www.facebook.com/zoo.stadtgarten.karlsruhe/videos/420031198963228

 

The garden installation

On earthy ground lies the metal plate of a QR code. Grass is sown between the QR code gaps. The arrangement of the pixel squares forms the shape of a butterfly for the human eye. This stands iconically for the world of insects. The grass grows out of the QR code gaps. But the longer the blades of grass grow and push through the open spaces of the code, the more unrecognizable and illegible the code becomes. At some point, the grass is cut back and the process begins again.

One experiences the magenta-colored butterfly code changeably, sometimes it is overgrown, sometimes clearly recognizable. The connection between nature and culture seems to convey an additional piece of information to us here. Namely the fact that hybrids, if they have living parts, change in favor of one or the other part! In this case in favor of the nature outlasting all culture.

The audio composition

Via the QR code, shown on the adjacent work panel, the visitor can access the sound composition via smartphone/tablet. Take a “microscopic look” into the sound microcosm of insect voices!

The animal voices form the basis of the artfully designed sound compositions by Sabine Schäfer. The compositions change regularly!
Listening through headphones is recommended.

GREEN CODE, Foto: Timo Deible/Zoo Karlsruhe
GREEN CODE Inauguration Zoo Karlsruhe 17.09.2020
Foto: Timo Deible/Zoo Karlsruhe

 


From 11.09.2020, GREEN CODE, Seasons of Media Arts 2020


Garden installation with audio composition
Permanent exhibition

Sabine Schäfer, media artist, composer
Ulrich Singer, landscape architect

Zoological City Garden Karlsruhe
Opening hours: Mon –Sun 9am – 6pm

Presented as part of the Media Art Festival

“Seasons of Media Arts 2020”
11.09.2020-31.03.2021 mehr…

more about the festival and the UNESCO City of Media Arts Karlsruhe… mehr…

Can be seen from the bridge over the zoo.

View image gallery:

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine SchäferGREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Eva Kaltenbach

GREEN CODE, Zoo Karlsruhe. Foto: Sabine Schäfer

Inauguration, 17.09.2020

with the artists Ulrich Singer, Sabine Schäfer, the representatives of the city of Karlsruhe (Susanne Asche, head of the cultural office, Lord Mayor Frank Mentrup) and the zoo directors Matthias Reinschmidt and Clemens Becker, chairman of the species protection foundation and the zoo architect Eva Kaltenbach (l.t.r.)

GREEN CODE, Foto: Timo Deible/Zoo Karlsruhe
GREEN CODE Inauguration Zoo Karlsruhe 17.09.2020
Foto: Timo Deible/Zoo Karlsruhe

VIDEO CLIP of the inauguration on the Facebook page of the Karlsruhe Zoo
https://www.facebook.com/zoo.stadtgarten.karlsruhe/videos/420031198963228

 

The garden installation

On earthy ground lies the metal plate of a QR code. Grass is sown between the QR code gaps. The arrangement of the pixel squares forms the shape of a butterfly for the human eye. This stands iconically for the world of insects. The grass grows out of the QR code gaps. But the longer the blades of grass grow and push through the open spaces of the code, the more unrecognizable and illegible the code becomes. At some point, the grass is cut back and the process begins again.

One experiences the magenta-colored butterfly code changeably, sometimes it is overgrown, sometimes clearly recognizable. The connection between nature and culture seems to convey an additional piece of information to us here. Namely the fact that hybrids, if they have living parts, change in favor of one or the other part! In this case in favor of the nature outlasting all culture.

The audio composition

Via the QR code, shown on the adjacent work panel, the visitor can access the sound composition via smartphone/tablet. Take a “microscopic look” into the sound microcosm of insect voices!

The animal voices form the basis of the artfully designed sound compositions by Sabine Schäfer. The compositions change regularly!
Listening through headphones is recommended.

GREEN CODE, Foto: Timo Deible/Zoo Karlsruhe
GREEN CODE Inauguration Zoo Karlsruhe 17.09.2020
Foto: Timo Deible/Zoo Karlsruhe

 


12.08. – 30.08.2020 Kunst(p)artikel – Art during emergency

Installation at the female artists forum GEDOK Karlsruhe

media art, installation, video

Ina Annette Hünnekens, Astrid Hansen, Birgit Spahlinger,

Sabine Schäfer and Sophia Hünnekens

A project of the Photography/Media Art Department of GEDOK Karlsruhe

See gallery:

KUNST(P)ARTIKEL, GEDOK Karlsruhe, Foto: Einladungskarte, Sabine Schäfer

Location: Markgrafenstr.14, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Opening hours: Presentation for public space – can be seen daily around the clock!

Vernissage: Tue, 11.08.2020, 8 p.m.

Introduction: Dr. Ina Annette Hünnekens, The vernissage will take place outdoors.

Invitation

Plakat

The exhibition project:

GEDOK shows itself in a state of cultural emergency, which means above all: keep your distance. The gallery space remains closed and is, as it were, turned inside out. A camouflage screen with peepholes, so-called “viewing chambers,” prevents the viewer from entering the gallery and only allows glimpses of interior projections and art videos that arouse curiosity about the artistic potential. The role of the usual viewer is changed: instead of an exhibition audience, we are now dealing with an audience of flaneurs and voyeurs. Thus we refer not only to the changed role of the viewer and the exhibition, but also to the object of the exhibition.

Chambers of vision

In four viewing chambers, the arts – with image, video and text materials from GEDOK Karlsruhe art projects – are presented in their four dimensions using digital means.

Two further chambers of vision reflect aspects and conditions for art and its reception using analog means of observation:

One chamber focuses on the dialectical multidimensionality of the arts – with image, video, and text materials from GEDOK Karlsruhe’s art project “Six New Ones” – while the other chamber focuses on the transcendental conditions for art using analog techniques of observation.

Visual chamber 1-D: writings, notations and instruments
Visual Chambers 2-D and 3-D: Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Photography / Media Art
visual chambers 4-D: media art, music
Visual chamber “six new
Viewing Chamber “With Distance | H Time Out

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

CREDITS
Concept: Astrid Hansen, Annette Hünnekens, Sabine Schäfer, Birgit Spahlinger
Curators visual chamber 1-D to 4-D: Annette and Sophia Hünnekens, Sabine Schäfer
Video production: Astrid Hansen, Sophia Hünnekens, Birgit Spahlinger
Technology: Jean-Michel Dejasmin, Johannes Thimm, Naoko Okamoto, Sebastian Nagel, Christof Zimmermann, Fa. ICON
Organization: Sabine Schäfer, Vanessa Schwill (assistance)
Further credits: see project page on www.gedok-karlsruhe.de

PROJEKTLEITUNG
Female artists of the photography/media art department; guest: Sophia Hünnekens
Astrid Hansen, artist, deputy advisory board member, www.astridhansen.eu
Ina Annette Hünnekens, artist, media art scholar, curator, www.nplus1.weebly.com
Sophia Hünnekens, prospective student at the Munich University of Applied Sciences for Photography
Sabine Schäfer, artist, deputy advisory board member, www.sabineschaefer.de
Birgit Spahlinger, artist, chairwoman of the advisory board, www.b-spahlinger.de

More Information

Sponsored by:

Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Cultural Office, Cultural Office of the City of Karlsruhe

Technical support, with friendly assistance:

Fa. ICON, trade fair and exhibition design

 


7.02.-8.03.2020 Art weeks for climate protection

Sabine Schäfer

MicroSonic Brightness, 2019

Insects – The global natives

Installation with sound compositions, insect preparations and texts by Sabine Stern

in cooperation with the Natural History Museum Karlsruhe (SMNK)

Tierexponate aus: Insekten – Die globalen Ureinwohner, 2019

Schallüberträger auf dem Schaufenster aus: Insekten – Die globalen Ureinwohner, 2019

Insects have existed on our planet for millions of years, including the large family of (hay) hornets, whose species are distributed worldwide. Across cultures and continents, chirping is known as a transcultural language, so to speak. By stretching the sound, the sound microcosm of chirping becomes audible. The composed sound microscopies become audible through sound transmitters, so-called transducers, which stick to the gallery shop window, through the glass pane on the street as well as in the gallery space.

An animal exhibit showcase of the Museum of Natural History shows (hay) terrors, whose sound microcosm can be heard on the glass pane.

Sabine Stern’s own texts contextualize the ensemble and can be heard via QR codes on the installation.

Further information

PDF-Broschüre „Kunstwochen für Klimaschutz“

www.gedok-karlsruhe.de/kunstwochen-klimaschutz


7.02. – 8.03.2020 Art weeks for climate protection

in the artists’ forum GEDOK Karlsruhe as exhibition and action space
as well as in the urban and media space
for the Ida Dehmel anniversary year of the Federal GEDOK 2020
under the federal GEDOK motto “Women Artists for the Future
organized by GEDOK Karlsruhe
in cooperation with the climate campaign of the city of Karlsruhe

Exhibition and media presentations in the GEDOK Forum, concert,
Installation in urban space, reading, lectures,
sustainability walk, cinema visit.
Project management, concept, curatorial work:
Sabine Schäfer, Dorothee Schabert, Katalin Moldvay (co-curator exhibition).

PDF Programmbroschüre

PROGRAM
Opening of the Art Weeks: Fri. Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
Welcome and introduction: Dorothee Schabert and Sabine Schäfer
Greeting: , Environmental Office of the City of Karlsruhe
Musical contributions: Eszter Hernadi, clarinet
Duration: Fri. 7.2. to Sun. 8.3.
Opening hours GEDOK Forum: Wed – Sun 15-19 h
For further opening hours, dates and venues of the event program see list at the end of this press release

Finissage on International Women’s Day: 8.3., 11-15 h
Appreciation: Bettina Lisbach, Mayoress
Review and outlook: Sabine Schäfer and Dorothee Schabert
Reading: Vera Morelli Women literati in the “Third Reich” – against intellectual pollution in Nazi fascism
Vegan brunch buffet
Please find the event overview below.

Exhibition / Event Venue:
GEDOK Künstlerinnenforum, Markgrafenstr.14 (corner Fritz-Erler-Str.), 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany.
and other venues of the partners of the accompanying program

Admission free

Art weeks for climate protection

Extinction of species. Climate change. We do not want to look on in helpless horror. But what can art do against the poisoning of our soils, against the pollutant emissions of misguided traffic, against the plundering of our planet’s resources? Against profit thinking in the traditional manner. For a turn away from comfortable habits to mindfulness towards the environment and fellow human beings?

Art appeals to both the intellect and the emotions. Art can create consternation where arguments fall flat. Art can make concrete what scientists theoretically recognize and present. Mindfulness requires perception. And only what we perceive, we will appreciate; only what we love, we will protect. Art perceives and lets perceive. Sensitively, precisely. With ever new ways of seeing, art releases colors, forms, sounds, words from their usual context and creates new unsuspected connections and references. It presents unexpected scenarios that lie dormant in things, as long as we only use our imagination. It thus shows that our environment can be influenced and changed. This is how art makes critical remarks. This is how political interventions succeed. Plastic waste draped in sculpture; plants in the dungeon of urban grids; birdsong drowned out by traffic noise; islands of quiet listening in the din of the city.

Many contribute to our “Art Weeks for Climate Protection”. Visual artists, writers, musicians, artists of the applied and performing arts. We cooperate with the environmental office of the city of Karlsruhe and several local environmental initiatives, which contribute accompanying events.

Sabine Schäfer, Dorothee Schabert, Project Managers

 

Event Overview:

Fri. 7.2 – Fri. 21.2, 8.00 – 18.00
Foyer of the city hall at the market place, Karl-Friedrich-Str.10, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
“Listening opportunity” listening couch with soundscapes

Fri. 7.2.2020, 19.00, GEDOK Forum
Vernissage and opening of the art week

Sat. 8.2. – Sun. 8.3., Wed. – Sun., 15.00 – 19.00, GEDOK Forum
Exhibition “Wahr-nehmungen

Sat 8.2.- Sun 8.3., Wed – Sun, 15.00 – 22.00, GEDOK Forum
Video projections of art projects and Schlosslichtspiele film “Our Only Blue One”.
“Outside Effect” – Media Presentation

Tue 11.2, 18.00, GEDOK Forum
Lecture Dr. Joachim Nitsch: Effects of Climate Change – Tasks for Politics and Citizens

Sat 15.2, 15.00 Meeting point: Schloss Gottesaue bus stop
Sustainability walk with ITAS and stattreisen e.V.

Tue 18.2, 18.00, GEDOK Forum
Lecture Dr. Manfred Verhaagh/Sabine Schäfer: On the Artful Sound of Horrors
Biological presentation and sound art

Thu Feb 20, 19.00, Weltladen, Kronenstr. 21, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany
Lecture Ingeborg Punjiula M.A.: What does fair trade have to do with climate protection?

Sun 23.2., 11.00, GEDOK Forum
Reading Karin Bruder, Franziska Joachim, Sabine Stern, musically accompanied by Rita Huber-Süß
Thoughts on climate, environment and the elements

Tue Feb 25 – Thu Mar 5, Tue – Thu, 2.00 – 6.00 p.m., Zukunftsraum, Rintheimer Str. 46, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
“Listening opportunities” Listening couch with soundscapes

Wed 2/26 – Sun 3/1, GEDOK Forum
Guest week of the Bern University of the Arts (HKB)

Wed 26.2., 18.00, GEDOK Forum
Lecture Prof. Dr. Teresa Carrasco: Bioacoustics, composition, sound design

Sat 29.2., 19.00, Musen-Tempel, Hardtstr. 37a, 76185 Karlsruhe
Concert “Klima-Musiken”, including: Performance TanzTheater Gabriela Lang

Tue 3.3. 18.00, GEDOK Forum
Lecture Prof. em. Dr. Götz Großklaus: On the history of the perception of nature in literature and painting

Wed 4.3 18.00, lecture room/Exotenhaus, access via Ettlinger Str. 4a, 76137 Karlsruhe
Lecture Dr. Clemens Becker: The Zoo as a Center for the Protection of Species: How we support projects worldwide

Thu 5.3 18.30, Schauburg cinema, Marienstr.16, 76137 Karlsruhe
Film evening “2040 – We save the world!”
From 17.30, parcours and book table with information about the urban climate campaign.

Sun 8.3 11.00 – 15.00, GEDOK Forum
Finissage on International Women’s Day with vegan brunch buffet

With the support of the City of Karlsruhe, Sparkasse Karlsruhe and Stadtwerke Karlsruhe

Further information on:

www.gedok-karlsruhe.de/kunstwochen-klimaschutz


29.01. – 14.02.2020 World walk

Sparkasse Karlsruhe, Branch Ettlingen Marketplace

Media art – solo exhibition Sabine Schäfer

 

World walk

Art – Nature – Science

Immersion in the micro- and macrocosm of nature

With media art by Sabine Schäfer Studio <SA/JO>.

Sabine Schäfer: Interaktive Druckgrafiken mit Audio QR-Code

Sabine Schäfer: Interaktive Druckgrafiken mit Audio QR-Code

Opening: Mi, 29.01.2020, 18.30 Uhr (Entry from 18 Uhr)

Opening Hours: Mo –Fr 9 – 18 Uhr

Welcome: Thomas Zolk, Deputy Regional Director South

Introduction: Simone Maria Dietz, art historian

Musical accompaniment: composed sound microcopies by Sabine Schäfer

Conclusion with refreshments

Invitation

Above all, scanning electron microscope images of microorganisms and satellite images of the sun are the visual basis for the works of artist Sabine Schäfer. In her interactive prints and installations, she uses the QR code in the form of a butterfly as a pictorial element. However, the code is also an access to the audio compositions “behind” it.

Scanning the QR code leads to a playback page and the viewer hears artfully composed sound microscopies of insect, bird and amphibian voices. Each image has its own sphere of sound, which the viewer can listen to through their smartphone headphones.

“Thus, Sabine Schäfer’s works show how linkages in different dimensions produce a synesthetic experience of analog world and digital reality that characterizes our time. This simultaneously touches on fundamental principles and elements of communication as processes of life.” (Dr. Annette Hünnekens)

The exhibition features animal exhibits from the Natural History Museum Karlsruhe (SMNK), whose voices the artist uses for her compositions.

 

With friendly support

State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe (SMNK)

ICON trade fair and exhibition design


5.10. – 19.10.2019, in focus. Art – Science – Nature

Nottingham Central Library
50-jährige Städtepartnerschaft Karlsruhe – Nottingham
Medienkunst, Fotografie – Gruppenausstellung
>Astrid Hansen, Birgit Spahlinger, Sabine Schäfer

© Photo: Astrid Hansen, Birgit Spahlinger, Sabine Schäfer

One of the most effective and revolutionary techniques concerning reduction and concentration is to focus on the world of things as a source material, in order to penetrate to the essence of things and ultimately bring about a profusion of new creations. Employing consistent focussing, art has always opened the door to perceptions of transhuman existences, and generated an aesthetics of hybrids that today frequently pursues a rhizomatic logic and algorithmic form.

The most consistent result of the mechanization of our apparatus of perception is probably the reduction to the digital state of being / non-being.

Three artistic approaches make reference to this by varying the viewer’s perspective and scaling it, between technological apparatus and sensory organ, into the object. The artwork assumes the role of transmitter, leading the apparatus, and distilling the potentials of transhuman formation back into the human realm of the perceivable, leaving faint notions of the grandeur of universal being and its manifold subtexts.

It is in such a spirit that Astrid Hansen, Birgit Spahlinger and Sabine Schäfer not only penetrate a sort of ‘ground’ through their own media-based focussing, but also create reasons for information, perception and existence.

 

Dr. Annette Hünnekens


23.06. – 14.07.2019, in focus

Künstlerinnenforum GEDOK Karlsruhe
23.06. – 14.07.2019

Astrid Hansen, Birgit Spahlinger, Sabine Schäfer
in focus. Art – Science – Nature
Three different positions of contemporary media art and photography

Inauguration 22.06.2019, 20 Uhr

© Bild: Astrid Hansen, Birgit Spahlinger, Sabine Schäfer

Invitation

 

Picture Gallery:


„in focus“ GEDOK Forum Karlsruhe, 22.06.-14.07.2019, Photo: Anna-Maria Letsch

One of the most effective and revolutionary techniques of reduction and concentration is to focus on the world of things as source material in order to penetrate to the essence of things and finally to bring forth many kinds of new creations. By means of consistent focusing, art has always opened the gates of perception to transhuman being, generating an aesthetic of the hybrid that currently often follows a rhizomatic logic and an algorithmic form.

The most consistent result of the mechanization of our perceptual apparatus is probably the reduction to a being/non-being situation of the digital.

Three artistic positions refer to this by varying the viewer’s point of view and scaling it between technical apparatus and sensual organ right into the object. The artwork thereby assumes the role of transmitter, it leads the apparatuses, distillates and transhuman formation potentials back into the human realm of the perceptible, leaving behind a quiet inkling of the sublimity of universal being and its manifold subtexts.

In this sense, Astrid Hansen, Birgit Spahlinger and Sabine Schäfer not only penetrate to a kind of ‘ground’ through a medial focusing, each in their own way, but they create justifications of information, perception and existence.

Dr. Annette Hünnekens

 

Vernissage:
Sat. Jun. 22, 8 p.m.
Introduction:
Dr. Annette Hünnekens, media art scholar
Introductory speech

Musical supporting program:
EndoMikroSonoScopic sound compositions by Sabine Schäfer
Opening hours:
Wed. – Fri. 5 – 7 pm. Sat. + Sun. 14 – 16 h

Finissage
07/14/2019, 4 pm / the artists will be present.

Exhibition venue:
GEDOK Female Artists Forum Karlsruhe
Markgrafenstr.14, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

www.gedok-karlsruhe.de


26.05. – 07.07.2019, West Visit

Galerie KUNSTFLÜGEL Rangsdorf
26.05. – 7. 07. 2019
Westbesuch
Inauguration 26.05.2019, 15 Uhr

WESTBESUCH
Guest: Künstlerinnen der GEDOK Karlsruhe
26. Mai – 7. Juli 2019
Galerie KUNSTFLÜGEL der GEDOK Brandenburg
Seebadallee 45
15834 Rangsdorf
kunstfluegel@t-online.de
www.gedok-brandenburg.de
Do–So 14–18 Uhr I Mo–Mi closed
http://www.gedok-brandenburg.de/99.html

Invitation


10.05.2019, State Library Karlsruhe

Konzert

Badische Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe
10.05.2019, 19.00 Uhr
Potenziale (UA)
Within the framework of the concert „Potenziale Neuer Musik“
Konzert