ARTMUSE BOCHOLT

Bocholt, Germany

Friday,  24.8. (18:00-20:00) - Sunday, 26.8. 2012 (10:00-18:00)
artMUSE II – facing the future

The TextilWerk Bocholt has turned the Spinning Mill for a complete weekend into a center of media art performance. Four locally connected media artists were invited to deal with different topics that encompass the regional textile industry and KUBAaI- Project( “Culture accommodation Bocholter Aa and Industriestraße”). The exhibition of photographs and computer collages is taking an individual and touching look at Bocholt and its region  through the ages.

Exhibition-Preview in the Kulturfabrik Spinnerei Herding with Installations and Performances:

Judith Nothnagel - "infra_tex" — video installation

The video exhibit of Judith Nothnagel adapts an experimental documentary video originated in 2008. In her work she reveals her concern with the local textile factory about, “ Home Identity and the Diminishing Textile Industry.” With a fine combination of pictures and sound, her video display is reducing the industrial manufacturing  to an abstract synaesthesia. The viewer is confronted with subjects like technologization, perception of media and identity change.

 

Judith Nothnagel -  "Spinning Mill, opening 2011" digital Photography

The heart of the series “Present Places” explores the development of urban and social identities on an artistic level. A self created technique of photography and computer finishing gives an unfamiliar perspective on motifs. Its wax like appearance ties a connection between photography and painting.

 

Stefan Demming -  "jungle Camp" multimedia installation

In the former “Schlichterei”  building, a media and sculptural landscape from mainly textile material is created to meander through. This “instant jungle” reveals a technical biotope between natural and artificial surroundings and the recapturing of an industrial area by nature. The change through the ages can be sensual experienced by modification of the room ambiente through sound, light and air driven movement. In ambience of the historical factory building, polar combinations are created in a stereotyped room: “Reality  and Dreamlike”, “Authentic and Magic,” add to a complete composition.

 

Bärbel Möllmann - "experiential space" multimedia installation

In the “Sense Experience Room” the artist Bärbel Möllmann creates an unique experience of past, present and future using a mixture of sounds, smells and different objects that she associates with her hometown Bocholt. Each object represents its typical feature that closely relates to the history of Bocholt and its residents. Visitors are inspired to merge the conception with individual memories and experiences to let their minds wander... This new composition is meant for every observer to create an individual perception of the town.

 

Michael Globisch - "process" — Video sculpture, oil paintings and computer graphics

This video work shows the relation of “human-machine-nature” in the digital revolution at  the base of an old washstand which is representing the relict of the human being (here spinning mill worker). The video work can be watched through three monitors installed at the washstand. These monitors symbolically reflect the process like mirrors.  Globisch shows the change from industrial area to cultural zone with three large oilpaintings and twenty digital collages.

 

22-25. November 2011

From November 22nd - November 25th, the first part of the cultural workshop in Bocholt took place in Bremen. In this workshop, questions about cultural development and the immerson of the cooperation between all artMUSE partners were raised. Additionally the collaboration between other actors of science, creative industries, arts and culture were enlarged.

16-17. July 2011

The old spinning mill, which is currently under reconstruction, will open its doors for two summer days, the artMUSE Festival in Bolcholt. artMUSE is the very first event taking place at the almost renovated spinning mill. Therefore the curatorial concept is strongly based on the venue’s atmosphere and its future role in forming the culture of Bocholt and the region. The spinning mill was the witness of industrial revolution, the flourish of textile industry; it was abandoned as the postindustrial and digital revolution made it economically inefficient and finally useless. The artist invited to artMUSE Festival are all reflecting on this phenomena, the changes brought by digital revolution in the society , the industry culture and the region’s everyday life. The invited artists using the tools of new media, basically digital equipment to evoke different segments of the above mentioned historical and present issues. Furthermore the artworks are “woven through” with references to textile.

The Spinning Mill in Bocholt

A forum of the History of Textile

Introduction

The LWL-Museum of Industrial Culture with its eight houses in Westfalen-Lippe in Northwest Germany is focusing on the region’s historical and present industrial culture. As the first and biggest museum of its kind in Germany it preserves and documents the working environment by the remained industrial buildings, technical equipment and everyday life artefacts. The museum also provides a forum for culture, creativity and innovation. As an expansion of the consisting Textile Museum in Bocholt, the old Spinning Mill will provide exhibitions, panel discussions and presentations on history, present and future of textile as well as the art and culture of textile. Through music and many other cultural events exciting networks will be created to form a multi coloured fabric – a forum for the history of Textile.

The transformation

The 100 years old spinning mill will be fulfilled with new life by the museum’s curatorial concept and by the transformation of the building itself. Following the demand to combine old and new, this architectural concept is realized by the Brückner Studio with partners from Stuttgart. Hence the traces of the mill’s 100 year history are conserved in contrast with the new structures. As a result the specific play of colours of the 1960es, for example, is standing beside the clear formed cube of the museum shop or the modern seating of the function room. Nowadays, this area is being cut through by the dynamic forms of the new stairway, which builds a new axe for the Spinning Mill. So the building itself is tensed between old and new, present and future, making a contribution to the extraordinary atmosphere, that offers space for innovation, creativity and culture.

Museum as a forum

It will be one of the major tasks to transform textile themes into exciting exhibitions. Textile industry had a fundamental role of in the beginning of industrial revolution and it has important impact on our presence, therefore textile as a museological topic suits the venue. Furthermore the Spinning Mill will house different activities connected to various fields, such as science, art and culture, craft and industry. These will interact and create a new dimension of creative potentials.

Schedule

16.07.2011

from 14:00 – Exhibition-Preview in the Kulturfabrik Spinnerei Herding with Installations and Performances:

Ursula Scherrer & Flo Kaufmann: Spinnerei

Nina Czeglédy, Marton Andras Juhasz, László Kiss, Bettina Schülke: Aurora/Aura

Nicolas Wiese: Mill

Agatha Michowska: Pure Gothic Style

Elektro Moon Vision: Mapping

Eric Dunlop & Forward Motion Theater: Somiglia

Simon Pfeffel: Unbelebte Bewegung

KEPP Showroom, Bernadett Jobbágy, László Kiss und Eduárd Sík: Noisy Coat

19:00 – Vernissage, Speech by Hermann-Josef Stenkamp, director of „LWL Textilmuseum Bocholt“ and Martin Koplin, managing director of “M2C Institut für angewandte Medienforschung Bremen”

19:30 – short lecture by Thomas Goldstrasz, Docent of Media aesthetics, FH Düsseldorf

20:00 – Barbara Buchholz, Pedda Borowski: Moonstruck (performance)

21:00 –Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberowskaya, Alan Margolis: Variation of sets (performance)

23:30 – Share:Krakow: Open Share Jam (performance)

17.07.2011

12:00 – 17:00 – Exhibition in the Kulturfabrik Spinnerei Herding with Installations and Performances:

Ursula Scherrer & Flo Kaufmann: Spinnerei

Nina Czeglédy, László Kiss, Bettina Schülke: Aurora/Aura

Nicolas Wiese: Mill

Agatha Michowska: Pure Gothic Style

Elektro Moon Vision: Mapping

Eric Dunlop & Forward Motion Theater: Somiglia

Simon Pfeffel: Unbelebte Bewegung

KEPP Showroom, Bernadett Jobbágy, László Kiss und Eduárd Sík: Noisy Coat

15:00 – short lecture about the future of Kulturfabrik by Nadine Schober, LWL coordinator in the artMUSE project

15:15 – 16:00 Ungarische Betonung/Hungarian Stress - Guided tour trough the Hungarian part of the exhibition by Lívia Rózsás, Stipendiatin der Robert Bosch Stiftung

 

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