The third edition of Raumfahrt once again presents snapshots of young Swiss contemporary art. The term “Raumfahrt” (engl. space journey) is intended to be taken quite literally: visitors will explore diverse cellar spaces and outbuildings not normally open to the public. This year, Raumfahrt has expanded to include a new space: for the first time, the garage behind the building is to be used as a temporary exhibition space.
Life in Motion puts the focus on essayistic and narrative forms of contemporary video art in Switzerland. The “New Media” – contemporary video art in particular – exploit the possibilities of the moving image to explore new forms of visual narrative. Greater and lesser displacements on the levels of image, tone, and text steer narratives out of their usual grooves, opening up new arenas of action. In terms of their content, the spectrum of artwork ranges from subjective/artistic attitudes the targeting of social/political themes. The exhibition pursues the question of whether this form of video art can be linked to a literary genre, the essay. This essay (from the French essayer, to try) is characterised by freedoms in form, but also the treatment of social themes from a subjective perspective.
The current artworks were created by Goran Galić and Gian-Reto Gredig (* 1977 in Lucerne / * 1976 in Chur), by Berthold Stallmach (* 1984 in Quthing, Lesotho) and by Lena Maria Thüring and Brigitte Dätwyler (* 1981 in Basel / * 1979 in Burgdorf).
Image: Exhibition view Raumfahrt III with the artwork Arbeit als Liebe. Liebe als Arbeit., Brigitte Dätwyler / Lena Maria Thüring, 2018
Saturday, 15th June, 17.00
Tuesday, 27th June, 18.30
An artwork discussion with artists featured in the exhibition and with Daniela Minneboo