Auflösung I – High Definition Resolution/Dissolution I

14 January–12 February 2006
Opening: 13 January 2006

Exhibition Series
Publication (Part I-III)

NGBK, Oranienstraße 25


Kjell Bjorgeengen, Jim Campbell, Armin Häberle, Thorsten Hallscheidt, M+M, Günther Selichar, Shelly Silver, Franz Wamhof

Project group RealismusStudio

Friederike Anders, Hildtrud Ebert, Anke Hoffmann, Christin Lahr, Frank Wagner, Susanne Weiß

Throughout 2006, the NGBK’s RealismusStudio will be presenting a three-part exhibition series concentrating on the subject of resolution/dissolution.
Part 1 will take the technical definition of the concept as its starting point. High definition lures consumers of modern electronic entertainment with explicit insights and the promise of controlling all aspects of reality whilst at the same time holding out the offer of a high degree of authenticity and intimacy.
Yet in the end, behind all the giga-zooms into private detail, there may prove to lie nothing but a shallow form of pseudo-intimacy that itself obscures the overall picture whilst at the same time tending to use up memory. Given this situation in which ever less of the data amassed can be permanently stored, the question arises of whether the highest degree of resolution does not, ultimately, lead to the self-dissolution of digital memories.

Long Night of Museums (Lange Nacht der Museen) on 28 January 2006, open to 2.00 a.m.: Acoustic performance by Achim Mohné „Aufzeichnungen für das Kellerloch“