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Mar, 2019

Jenny Brockmann, ‘Informed Desire’ at KUNSTHALLE ROSTOCK & Other News

Jenny Brockmann, 'Informed Desire', Videostill, 2019

Jenny Brockmann: 'Informed Desire'
Project in the framework of the Groupexhibition 'Experiment Zukunft', curated by Dr. Susanne Jaschko
March 24, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Opening Reception March 23, 2019, 6 p.m.

Hamburger Str. 40
18069 Rostock
t 0381 | 3817000
Tue - Sun | 11a.m.–6 p.m.
Jenny Brockmann: 'Informed Desire'
On the longing for security and the uncertainty of knowledge

Jenny Brockmann in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Sylvia Speller (physics), Dr. Felix Ekardt (sociology, philosophy, law), Dr. Gert Hofmann (literature), Dr. Corinna Lüthje (media theory), Prof. Dr. Martina Kumlehm (theology), Prof. Dr. Ursula van Rienen (maths) and Prof. Dr. Karsten Wolf (information technology)

Informed Desire deals with the handling and effects of “uncertainty” within the process of knowledge production, transfer and interpretation and was especially developed for the group exhibition Experiment Zukunft at the Kunsthalle Rostock.

Whether it is the weather forecast, the prediction of a volcanic eruption, the probability of the next earthquake, the next stock market event or the result of an upcoming election,  forecasts for future events are subject to uncertainty.
Calculations and observations dictate predictions to maximize our safety, yet the information about these events is not based on certain facts.

In their work, scientists are confronted with uncertainty when planning research projects, setting up experiments or interfacing with the public. How do researchers at the University of Rostock deal with uncertainty, and what are the moments in which they are confronted with the knowledge about uncertainty in their own projects or produce it themselves?

The artist has invited seven scientists to reflect on these questions and discuss their experiences and perspectives in a public event taking place at the performative, interactive experimental system Seat#12. Since the metal seating sculpture is mounted only on a central axis, the movements of the seated persons continuously change the position of the seat and thus of all seated persons. The conversation is exhibited as a video documentation together with Seat #12. The artist also will map the conversation on a three-and-a-half-meter-wide roll of black paper. 

At Seat #12, visitors to the exhibition are invited to engage in an exchange of ideas with other visitors about the future – in a conversation and in physical, conscious or unconscious interaction.


further news: 

December 21, 2018 - July 30, 2019
Group Exhibition
@ Stiftung Starke
Koenigsallee 30-32
14193 Berlin
March 23 - May 26, 2019
Group Exhibition
Curators: Debora Hirsch, Franco Marinotti
@ La Fabbrica del Cioccolato
Strada Vecchia 100
6717 Torre-Blenio

Solo Project ‚Cold. On Sensitivity‘
in the framework of ‚Heat Cold Devices‚
August 21 - September 08, 2019
Curators: Janek Müller, Niklas Hoffmann-Walbeck
@ Kunstfest Weimar
'Dialogues about a Future Communication'
September 17 - October 4, 2019
Collaborative Project
Curator: Niama S. Sandy
@ FIFTH AVENUE (former Goethe Institut building)
1014 Fifth Avenue
NY 10028

'Resonances III'
October 14 - November 11, 2019
Group Exhibition
Curator: Freddy P. Grunert
@ Joint Research Center EU
Via E. Fermi 2749
21027 Ispra VA


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