Category : exhibitions, new works

Vorglühen 28.11.-19.12.2021

Wessen Beute AR, 2021
Sabine Schäfer / Rosemarie Vollmer (Übermalung)

from the work series „Dialogische Übermalungen“

View image gallery:

Wessen Beute AR, Schäfer/ Vollmer „Vorglühen“, BBK Karlsruhe, 28.11.-19.12.21

Group exhibition „Vorglühen“, BBK Karlsruhe, 28.11.-19.12.21

Augmented Reality Application, Wessen Beute AR

Group exhibition „Vorglühen“, BBK Karlsruhe, 28.11.-19.12.21

Presentation within the context of the group exhibition:

„Vorglühen“
BBK Künstlerhaus
28.11. – 19.12.2021

Opening hours:
Thur/Fri 5pm – 7pm
Sat/Sun 2pm – 6pm

BBK Karlsruhe

BBK Karlsruhe
Am Künstlerhaus 47
76131 Karlsruhe


Bats ´n´ Insects

Sabine Schäfer / Rosemarie Vollmer 

Bats ´n´ Insects

Audiovisual installation
Material: glass, paper, wood, transducer, cable, playback technology

Premiere
Exhibition „Sinneswandel“, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe

An audio-visual, immersive overall installation for the architectural space.
With a 22-channel spatial sound composition on the shop window facade of the gallery and
Two sounding, sandblasted glass pane objects

The facade is at the same time a carrier of transparent paper cutouts, the shapes of which
overlap with the transducers, which are also stapled to the panes.
The shop window becomes an artistic material and a substantial part of the installation.
spatial installation. Composed sound microscopies of bats and insects populate the glass surfaces.
glass surfaces. Sound and image lead from the outside to the inside.

Rosemarie Vollmer: Painting, drawing, ceramics, installation
Sabine Schäfer:
Media art/contemporary music

Galery:

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anna Maria Letsch

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anna Maria Letsch

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anna Maria Letsch

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anna Maria Letsch

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anna Maria Letsch

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

Sabine Schäfer/Rosemarie Vollmer, Bats ´n´ Insects, audiovisuelle Installation, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe, 11.09.-10.10.2021, Foto: Anne Kup

With the kind support of SV SparkassenVersicherung, Kulturamt | Kulturbüro with funds from the interdisciplinary project support fund Art, Science and Technology and from Dr. Annette Denzinger, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tübingen (basic sound material for the audiovisual installation).

GEDOK Künstlerinnenforum Karlsruhe


Dialogische Übermalungen


Dialogische Übermalungen

Series of works by the artists Sabine Schäfer and Rosemarie Vollmer
with augmented reality

Sabine Schäfer: processed photographs and scanning electron microscope images on aludibond, Augmented Reality (AR), Sound

Rosemarie Vollmer: Paintovers

Premiere
Exhibition „Sinneswandel“, 11.9.-10.10.2021, Galerie GEDOK Karlsruhe

Galery:

 Narzissten I und II AR, 2021 Foto: Anna Maria Letsch

Erkannt AR, 2021 Foto: Anna Maria Letsch

Wessen Beute AR, 2021 Foto: Anna Maria Letsch

We(i)ltsicht AR, 2021 Foto: Anna Maria Letsch

Sabine Schäfer / Rosemarie Vollmer

Wessen Beute AR
70 x 93 cm
Oil, chalk, graphic art, augmented reality (AR), 2021
Work series “Dialogische Übermalungen”

VIDEO
Augmented Reality (0‘18‘‘)
Image: Return to the overpainted graphic
Sound: Composed sound microscopies of animal voices

AR application
Visitors scan the picture with an image scanning app and see the augmented reality video on their smartphone/tablet.

Excerpt from the introductory speech of 10.9.2021 by the art historian
Prof. em. Dr. Helmut Schütz, Karlsruhe on the series of works Dialogische Übermalungen:

“…Sabine Schäfer has also created her own pictorial works. They are prints on Alu Dibond, which she produced from images of insects obtained with a scanning electron microscope. Like a stamp, a QR code in the shape of a butterfly appears on them, transforming the optical image into a hybrid one, whose message you can hear with your smart phone. Rosemarie Vollmer has painted over five such images in a dialogic action, thus bringing them back from a virtual to a material reality. With the app Artivive on your smart phone or tablet, you can trigger a video and virtually bring the picture to life. Sabine Schäfer has added an excerpt from a piece of music she composed to this clip.

The hybrid pictorial works described refer to a startling paradigm shift in our perception and thinking. Plato had taught that the truth of being lay in the sphere of ideas, while our visible world of things was only appearance. Enlightenment and rationalism had rejected these ideas as pre-scientific and false. Now an augmented reality opens up to us, an extended reality, whereby all at once the invisible becomes visible and the inaudible becomes audible. Here, too, there are signs of a kind of change of mind of almost incalculable scope. …”

Link to the Website of Rosemarie Vollmer: www.rosemarie-vollmer.de


Sinneswandel 10.9.-10.10.2021


Sinneswandel

SABINE SCHÄFER und ROSEMARIE VOLLMER (mehr…) present a
Audiovisual installation, dialogical overpainting with augmented reality, painting, sculpture, drawing

GEDOK Künstlerinnenforum Karlsruhe
Markgrafenstr.14 (Ecke Fritz-Erler-Str.), D-76131 Karlsruhe

Öffnungszeiten:
Mo. – Fr. 17 – 19 Uhr. Sa. und So. 14 – 16 Uhr
Visitors need to make an appointment.

Accompanying event:
Talk: Sa, 09.10.2021, 15 Uhr „Mensch und Fledermaus- eine vielfältige Beziehung“ Martin Lehnert, Fledermausforscher

View invitation card:

View Galery:

SABINE SCHÄFER / ROSEMARIE VOLLMER (ÜBERMALUNG) NARZISSTEN II AR Öl, Kreide, Grafik, Augmented Reality (AR), Klang, 92,5 x 60,5 cm 2021

SABINE SCHÄFER / ROSEMARIE VOLLMER (ÜBERMALUNG) NARZISSTEN I AR Öl, Kreide, Grafik, Augmented Reality (AR), Klang, 92,5 x 60,5 cm 2021

 

The exhibition was conceived by the artists Rosemarie Vollmer (painting, drawing, ceramics, installation) and Sabine Schäfer (media art/contemporary music) as an audiovisual, immersive total installation for the public space and the gallery room:
With a 22-channel spatial sound installation on the shop window facade of the GEDOK Gallery. This façade is at the same time the carrier of transparent paper scissor cuts, whose forms overlap with the transducers, which are also stapled to the panes. The shop window becomes an artistic material and a substantial component of the spatial installation. Composed sound microscopies of bats and insects populate the glass surfaces. Sound and image lead from the outside to the inside. The thematic exploration of the two artists lies in the current context of climate change and the Corona pandemic. The bat is artistically thematized as a symbol for the threatened biodiversity in nature as well as the intertwining and compression of our world: the world of animal life and the world of humans, who ultimately threaten the space for both with their encroachment into their natural habitats.

With the kind support of SV SparkassenVersicherung, Kulturamt | Kulturbüro with funds from the interdisciplinary project support fund Art, Science and Technology and from Dr. Annette Denzinger, Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tübingen (basic sound material for the audiovisual installation).

GEDOK Künstlerinnenforum Karlsruhe


AUDIO BIOSPHERE YELLOW Darmstadt, 31.07.-11.08.2021

AUDIO BIOSPHERE YELLOW

Soundscape for the public space

AUDIO WALK
31.07. – 11.08.2021

Darmstadt, Park Rosenhöhe, Sämlings-Blutbuche
Standort Maps: 49°52´38.34”N 8°40´37.48”E

Bildergalerie ansehen:

Darmstadt, Park Rosenhöhe, Sämlings-Blutbuche, Foto: Marc Behrens

Touching Sounds, Hör-Panel Nr. 16 „Audio Biospheres Yellow – Sabine Schäfer” Foto: Marc Behrens

Touching Sounds, Hörsituationen im öffentlichen Raum, Darmstadt, 31.07.-11.08.2021, Foto: Marc Behrens

Sounds of nature and the animal world touch all people. They are “understood” interculturally and are deeply anchored in the human subconscious. Perceiving living beings and nature from a different perspective expands our horizons of perception. Above the resonance space of sound-aesthetically designed, slowed-down and layered insect choruses, the strongly slowed-down and artfully modulating voice of a songbird rises. Which bird? – It doesn’t matter! The song becomes a “pure” line, a “pure” rhythm.

https://internationales-musikinstitut.de/en/ferienkurse/stage/touchingsounds16/

TOUCHING SOUNDS –
Listening situations in public spaces

Sound art project of the DEGEM
In the context of the Internationalen Ferienkurse Darmstadt
Curators Kirsten Reese and Marc Behrends

read more:
https://internationales-musikinstitut.de/en/ferienkurse/touchingsounds/


EUROPA – so nah, so fern, 2021

Sabine Schäfer
EUROPA – so nah, so fern, 2021

Audiovisual installation
with augmented reality (AR) and audio QR code

Metal, glass, graphic, light, audio composition,
AR application, music stand with audio QR codes on alu-dibond boards

Exhibition „Europa, so fern und doch so nah!“, 1.05.-6.06.2021, ZKM Karlsruhe

as part of the „25. Europäischen Kulturtage“ by the city of Karlsruhe more

Bildergalerie ansehen:

Sabine Schäfer, „EUROPA – so nah, so fern“, Foto: Sabine Schäfer

Sabine Schäfer, „EUROPA – so nah, so fern“, Foto: Sabine Schäfer

Sabine Schäfer, „EUROPA – so nah, so fern“, Foto: Sabine Schäfer

Sabine Schäfer. EUROPA – so nah, so fern, 2021

The centerpiece of the exhibition is a two-part work by Karlsruhe-based media artist and composer Sabine Schäfer. Her works are part of the collections of the ZKM and the city of Wolfsburg.

The two-part work has visual and auditory components: 16 printed glass plates are suspended in the free-standing, luminous light metal object. Associated with it is a trio of music stands that hold the notations of a three-part sound composition using large-format QR codes.

The image gallery presents colorful portraits of the earth in shades ranging from blue and yellow-orange to red and bright white, hung in double rows around the rectangular object.

These are satellite images of eight continental views and as many European Union capitals, showing views at night.

The base material for the city views are satellite images from the ISS, International Space Station, which were processed by scientists for this project. Four out of eight of the aforementioned big city views can be scanned using a smartphone or tablet and ARTIVIVE’s free augmented reality app.

In contrast to the light-filled metropolitan views, the less to not at all illuminated sections of the earth reveal plan squares that refer to the more natural state of the earth’s surface, facing away from the sun, not shining by themselves.

Where the luminosity of the cities reveals their structural pattern to us, these are shaped by bluish-looking framings in the upper and lower areas into a landscape format characteristic of the cinema image. These framings are aesthetically implied as an earth atmosphere, but in the context of the large cities they refer to their inherent ambience – the invisible haze that has lingered over them since their creation. The decontextualized atmosphere becomes a framing and thus a content element that can be interpreted as a price without which neither the big city nor the view of it can be had.

By means of augmented reality, the viewer can undertake virtual zoom-in journeys into the big cities, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, and Rome, via an image-scanning app, and set in motion or change his visual and mentally associative view of courses and relations.

The imaginary camera journeys show the widely ramified, luminous streets of the EU capitals in their interconnectedness and fragility. The factor of time also leads these journeys into a historical thread, since the development of large cities cannot be thought of without the overcoming and structuring of space and time, also independent of day and night. Here, light seems to symbolically stand for the subjugation and colonization not only of space but also of time, and refers to the empowerment and inflection of physical quantities and their transformation into energy, communication and data transmission.

There are no limits to the associative thoughts of neuronal connections, interconnectedness and network formation in such a view from an outside standpoint or, better, from an astronautical point of view.

Thus also the thought of artificial worlds germinates, which seem to form and multiply silently around the globe, as the three circular moons on the view of the Benelux countries suggest. Or is this already the visibility of those bubbles in which our digital world, down to the individual, is retreating? Perhaps, however, we have long since found ourselves in a “suicide mission” and are looking from afar at the catastrophes, infernos and collapses that are imminent for us. In any case, the astronautical view of the Earth is a view in suspension and a view from a great distance and only in this way allows us to sense the immense dimensions of global forces.

Consequently, the two image motifs on the narrow sides of the installation ultimately turn the dimensions of orientation upside down: Thus, all horizons are given in portrait format, so that the luminous events of the cities show themselves to a viewer in a now free-floating state only as a glittering rain of light, which can mean anything – from wars to eruptions of the earth or large-scale forest fires, the extent of which we can actually only experience through the satellite images of the media.

Under this global view, Europe recedes into the distance and the reflection on its union more than 70 years ago for the purpose of solving economic and ecological tasks allows the European idea of solving global questions across countries to live on in a next larger community in the sense of a global union.

 

The interactive astronautical large-scale installation is accompanied by a trio of music stands, facing each other and extended at different heights, reminiscent of a nuclear family. Instead of sheet music, however, each stand holds a panel on which a QR code can be seen in different positions and sizes. If the viewer scans this with his smartphone, a separate sound composition sounds for each code. The compositions interpret and comment on the current situation in three different ways: visionary-fictional, classically cathartic or purely scientific.

Original voices of students of KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Music, Karlsruhe were used for this purpose.

Each of the audio compositions gives rise to auditory images that connotatively convey different states of mind and accompany the view of the distant portraits of our current, technically shaped earth.

The compositional polyphony silences any polarization in favor of the undisputed perception of a state of emergency and the call for each individual to act responsibly and self-determinedly.

(Dr. A. Hünnekens – Excerpt from the introduction to the exhibition)

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Fragil

Sabine Schäfer
FRAGIL, 2021

Audiovisual installation

with four REM-light images from the picture gallery
MicroSonical Shining Biospheres No.1, 2009
by the artist couple <SA/JO> Sabine Schäfer/Joachim Krebs
in the version with piping covering, 2019
and the audio composition RaumklangMilieu III from
Audio Biosphere No. 1, 2009 by <SA/JO>.

Metal, LED lighting, print graphics, audio composition,
audio QR code graphic

Exhibition „Europa, so fern und doch so nah!“, 1.05.-6.06.2021, ZKM Karlsruhe
as part of the „25. Europäischen Kulturtage“ by the city of Karlsruhe more

Bildergalerie ansehen:

Sabine Schäfer, „FRAGIL“, Foto: Sabine Schäfer

Sabine Schäfer, „FRAGIL“, Foto: Sabine Schäfer

Sabine Schäfer, „FRAGIL“, Foto: Sabine Schäfer

Sabine Schäfer. FRAGIL, 2021

The light image gallery consists of four SEM image motifs of representative micro-organisms and insects, as well as an oversized QR code trailing the installation.
The creatures are rendered as classical portraits of a scanning electron microscope, in a rectangular rod on strings, as if “on silken threads.” Lined up one behind the other, however, the hanging does not follow the usual pattern of, say, a gallery, but is more reminiscent of the arrangement of dominoes. The first portrait is given in the situation of toppling over, so that the eye of the viewer continues this process of toppling over in his mind’s eye and triggers a chain reaction of toppling over. But the ropes on which the pictures hang stop the process and render it as a key moment in the sense of Laocoon, a moment that is able to narrate the whole event from all sides. The given snapshot of the falling over shows the smallest creatures and insects in the form of oversized portraits, which for the first time Visavis appear to us almost at eye level, expressing their equality as living beings. It looks as if they have already mutated into monstrous creatures through external influences and present their angry-looking likenesses in a vertical “lopsided” position. The viewer participating in this experimental arrangement can immerse himself in a laboratory-like staged insect milieu by means of a QR code with his smartphone. What can be heard are insect sounds that have been highly magnified using a specially developed sound microscopy process, arranged into very unique compositions that together intone a haunting canon of one of the most important inhabitants of the earth. An unveiled rear view reveals technology and leaves open the question of its original size and equality. In this way, the aesthetic staging of monstrous insect portraits in the midst of a wire mesh cage takes up themes of both the technoid and the living, and poses fundamental questions about power, naturalness, and limits.
Most forcefully, however, the principle of chain reaction is presented here as a central theme that sets in motion connotations all its own in connection with our intervention in nature.


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

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

 


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


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