1# HomeBodies exhibition
Investigation of possible experiences of a Space No. 7 by jonas jensen
book written in danish and english, 62 pages, 2008
finally is there
The first HomeBodies exhibition will open the 8th of August 2008 and run until the 13th of September 2008 at the Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Seven artists and one curator have produced this exhibition. Ola Bielas (Poland), Francisca Bancalari (Argentina), Keren Cytter (Israel), Teresa Gillespie (UK), Jonas Jensen (Denmark), Dirk Krecker (Germany), and Charlotte F. Smith (UK), have materialized works independently and or dependently within the HomeBodies framework created by Annabelle von Girsewald. The sculptural and audio installations, videos, and textual based works investigate alienation and displacement in relation to the concept ‘home’.
HomeBodies began in early 2007 as a student project of the London Consortium. Annabelle von Girsewald’s call for artists developed into a two-day HomeBodies Conference at Birkbeck College, London 2007 where 12 international academics and artists presented papers and works responding to the transformation of ‘home’ and to Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space. Bachelard’s phenomenological and psychological interpretations of the house and in particular Jung’s dual image of the cellar and attic were explored.
The process-orientated project has continuously evolved into a global altermodern explanation of ‘home’ devoid of nostalgia.
“HomeBodies” originates from the American word homebody meaning a person who prefers pleasures and activities that center around the suburban home and especially the basement. This is the starting point for the project yet in reverse, the displacement of its 20th century meaning. Therefore not feeling ‘at-home’ becomes a program in effect. The program aims to include multiple positions within the HomeBodies complexity of place-making while struggling with the foundation of its constructions to comprehend the correlation between the body and the home. The project accepts the danger of our habitat remaining in the dark rather than giving in to desire to see in entirety.
Exhibition opening 08.08.2008, 8 - 10pm
open tuesday and friday from 5 to 8pm
saturday from 3 to 6pm
or by appointment
hohenstaufenstrasse 13 - 25
60327 frankfurt ma main
some photos here