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Eike Berg: SHIFT - Fear and Curiosity, Künstlerhaus Göttingen - left: Golden Cage (update), right: Observation II, III, I
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Solo exhibition in the Künstlerhaus, Göttingen
Gotmarstr. 1, 37073 Göttingen
www.kuenstlerhaus-goettingen.de
03/04/2022 - 01/05/2022

SHIFT: Fear & Curiosity
Biographical Retrospective –
exhibition concept in progress

Fear & Curiosity is a new concept of a kind of biographical retrospective: works from three decades of artistic practice as well as new works are placed in a subjective context in addition to their immanent meaning. The exhibition SHIFT, conceived for the Künstlerhaus Göttingen, presents multimedia works in five rooms, taking visitors on a diverse journey through the interplay of personal experience and electronic media.

Art is subjective: the subjective view of artists on the environment sensitizes – via the implementation in art – the perception of the viewer. This view is influenced by numerous things and changes constantly, so art remains relevant in context. But not only the context, but also one‘s own development in the course of one‘s life shape the creation of art. Always new experiences and observations flow into the artistic work, over a longer period of time the underlying structures of the personality become visible in the works of art.

Introduction

Imagine: A 12-year-old boy, who is supposed to stand at attention during the flag roll call at school, secretly sketches the hated principal with a few quick strokes. Who doesn‘t like to go out to the street because the worlds in his books are much more expansive and varied, and a punch in the face doesn‘t hurt as much as outside. Who was assumed to be a girl because of his name, and later also because of his long hair. At first, it embarrassed him but at some point, it became a conscious relativization of boundaries on his part.

A teenager in a painter‘s apprenticeship, whom his colleagues, although not understanding him, allowed to make portraits of them on the ladder. Who makes Super-8 recordings of his dying mother and immortalizes them afterwards as a storyboard without stopping the film. Who always had a pen and camera with him on his frequent journeys.

A young person who sees atmospheres: Light, geometry, movement, the unspoken, the deceptive, the complex, the border-crossing, the unclassifiable, the joining of opposites, the view from many perspectives, freedom. To whom reality was often frightening but he did not want to be frightened. Defiance and the love of life made him curious and receptive. He was always in search of new forms and processes to record and communicate his experiences.Who experienced fear as the source of curiosity. Curiosity as a survival strategy.