27/11/2019 — 23/02/2020
The video work We wanted to go to Mars and got Twitter by Jens-Martin Triebel establishes a direct connection between the rising global flow of goods and the dwindling of the polar glaciers. In the context of causal research and in discussions about the obvious climate change this aspect is usually overlooked. The gloomy entaglement of scenes from the image film of a globally acting shipping company — Maersk Line – On Board Edith Maersk and sequences from the documentary Chasing Ice which impressively visualises the increasing shrinkage of glaciers, give a breathtaking monumentality to Triebels work. Both brutal and sensitive the scenes change uncommented between nature and steel giant.
A space is moving in between the levels of the museum. Different situations, associated with people and objects, arise in it and are moved by it. In the exhibition series Seilakt – a cooperation with the Intermedia class and the Fine Arts within the Media Art department at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipz – six different artistic positions examine the floating space and redefine it for the next two years.
Before: SEILAKT I: Mazen Khaddaj
Following: SEILAKT III: Fumi Kato | SEILAKT IV: Tina Mamczur | SEILAKT V: Sten Jacolis & Linus Bonduelle | SEILAKT VI: Bernhard Bormann