Apr 15-18, 2010


This exhibition offers, as does the program at the Schaubuehne Lindenfels, a platform for an exchange between artists of various generations. Students present their works alongside well-known and established artists.

Many of the student’s projects are developed through direct interaction with the exhibition area. They research the character of the former industrial area as well as its history, its contemporary local context and its acoustic identity.

For example, there is one project which inquires into the history of the area by way of the history of one tree in the yard and another project which investigates acoustic spaces that exist but have gone unnoticed.

The works explore in a variety of ways the relationship between the artist or composer, the sound material, and the exhibition space and its perceivers. The works will be presented in gallery spaces as well as outside where they interact with the acoustic surroundings of an urban landscape.

The spectrum ranges from radioplays, tape compositions, and video pieces to a variety of installations including a mobile loudspeaker installation. The students involved are from the Institute of Dramaturgy and the Institute of Composition at the Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater Leipzig, the Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst, the Institute of Applied Theatre Studies at the University of Gießen and students from the Institute of Composition at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Weimar.

In addition to these projects the exhibition presents works of established artists. Eran Shaerf’s installation Die Stimme des Hoerers deals with the utopia of radio as a perfect instrument of communication. His staging of an automated radio-show host in the context of a TV test pattern permanently undermines the promise of communication by holding the listener in a never ending  cycle of waiting.

Christian Fleissner arranges PA horn speakers on the grounds of the former factory which deliver acoustic patterns he has developed together with the cornet player Andreas Nordheim. This installation Öffentlicher Raum, Public Address / Schallstück 12 creates a tension between acoustic spaces of different dimensions and quality, between intimate closeness to the materiality of sounds and the vastness of an acoustic field which takes over the factory’s grounds.

On Sunday 18th of April the cornet player Andreas Nordheim will perform live in the installation Öffentlicher Raum, Public Address / Schallstück 12 between 3 pm and 6 pm.


Opening of the exhibition, Thursday, April 15th at 5 pm.

The exhibition is open from April 15th to 18th.

Opening hours: 15th from 5 pm to 8 pm // 16th to 18th from 2 pm to 8 pm.