Agnes Janich

Review 1

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"FENSTERSPRUNG"
An exhibition project on the interface between the private and the public sphere
curated by Martin Waldmeier
09.05.2008

The PROGR_Center for Cultural Production shows its face! A former school building turned into a large venue with artist's studios and an active events and exhibitions programme, located centrally in the old city of Berne, the PROGR serves as a working space for visual artists, musicians, actors and dancers as well as cultural institutions.

In time for the beginning of spring and the transformation of the urban surroundings into a lively promenade, the PROGR comes up with an unconventional exhibition project, named "Fenstersprung" - an ambiguous German word, meaning a cracked or broken window, but also the suicidal leap out of a window.

During a period of two weeks, the appealing building facade of the PROGR will turn into an exhibition space for international and Bern-based artists. As part of a changing video installation highly visible from the surrounding area, video works will be projected each night onto the building's windows from the inside.

Many participating artists work between the fields of video art and performance; they deal with the window as an interface between the private and the public, as a stage of intimate insight, as a medium of perception and perspective, or as a projection screen (in both senses) of what's hiding behind it.

For "Fenstersprung", numerous artists will display works that have been developed and realised specifically for this project, and which have never been shown before. "Fenstersprung" will determine the PROGR's presence in its urban surroundings, intervene in familar perceptions of the Bernese cityscape and facilitate an unconventional, novel way of experiencing video art in the public sphere.

The curator, Martin Waldmeier, is a graduate student in Art Education and Art History at the Bern University of Fine Arts.


PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Peter Aerni (CH), Nevin Aladag (D), Irena Allemann & Marinka Limat (CH), Zoé Bobst (CH), Claudia Brieske (D), Jürg Curschellas (CH), Diana Dodson (CH), Roger Fähndrich (CH), Emanuel Geisser (CH), Filip Haag (CH), Gisela Hochuli (CH), Manuela Imperatori (CH), Agnes Janich (US), Alain Jenzer (CH), Karin Hotz (CH), Elvira Hufschmid (D), Bernhard Huwiler (CH), Ingrid Käser (CH), Petra Elena Köhle & Nicolas Vermot (CH), Chiara Lecca (IT), Karin Lehmann (CH), Jérôme Leuba (CH), Gabriela Löffel (CH), Frederico Maddalozzo (IT), Marcel Meury (CH), Gian Paolo Minelli (IT), Daniele Pario Perra (IT), Adela Picon (ES/CH), Caroline Schenk (CH), Dominik Stauch (CH), Patrizio Travagli (IT), Oliver Pietsch (D), Beate Rathke (D), Ursle von Mathilde (CH), Simone Zaugg (CH)

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