Herwig Turk: Peripheral Vision II

Kibela - the opening of the exhibition by the austrian artist Herwig Turk on Friday 22/02/2008 at 8pm.

Herwig Turk: Peripheral Vision II

The exhibition is part of the ongoing "blindspot" project. With this show Herwig Turk continues to translate the research of the project blindspot into an exhibition scenario. Blindspot is an interdisciplinary research project about perception, developed by Herwig Turk and Dr. Paulo Pereira since 2003, in cooperation with Günter Stöger, Beatriz Cantinho and Patrícia Almeida.
The project aims at investigating perception  in a broad and global sense, as well as its circumstances, its determinants, and its contingencies. The proceedings in the laboratories for research in vision sciences are translated into different settings, thereby creating a meta-language that crosses the traditional boundaries between science and art.
At the same time, a new heterotopic space for experimentation is created where objects, gestures, and language acquire new dimensions having been separated from their supporting contexts. The approach used by the authors of blindspot adopts the formal structure of a research project. The starting point is the hypothesis that science represents an imperfect means whereby perception is used as a privileged means to assess reality (“an improved means to an unimproved end”) (Thoreau, 1854).

More about the blindspot project:

Herwig Turk (1964) studied at the High School for Applied Arts in Vienna (Peter Weibel). Lives and works in Lisbon. The main areas of his artistic creation are photography and new media.

Solo exhibitions:

2007 Peripheral Vision, Museu das Comunicações, Lisbon/Pt,
2006 Blinddate multiscreen video installation together with Günther Stöger, TESLA media art laboratory Berlin/G,
2005 BLINDDATE 3 channel video performance together with G. Stöger, P. Pereira, Museum of applied Arts Vienna/A,
2005 "paradise_paradox" installation together with Günther Stöger, Felsenhalle Kreuzberg, organized by UNIKUM  Klagenfurt/At,
2004 "Der Himmel ist nicht blau, er ist violett"  together with Paulo Pereira, Medienwerkstatt Vienna Vienna/A
2002 "thanatronics" Galerie mini, (with G.Sengmüller and monochrom), Documentary Film Festival Duisburg/Ge,
2000 "can you see it?" Ex Essiccatiolo Bozzoli, St.Vito Al San Vito al Tagliamento/I
2000 “immer ärger mit dem realen”, Galerie 60 Feldkirch/At
1997 "never age – never die – never live" in the (Hospital), Surgery Area of the LKH Wolfsberg/At,
1996 "deep freeze islands" Ex Essiccatioio Bozzoli,, HICETNUNC San Vito al Tagliamento/I, (Cat.)
1996 "parallelaktion", Museum of applied Arts Vienna/At,
1995 "SYNTETIKTM" Rathausgalerie, St.Veit/Glan/A St.Veit a.d. Glan/At
1994 "Superorgane", Galerie Bois, Mailbox internet
1993 "The Street", Streetgallery Weyer/At
1990 "Herwig Turk", Institut of Arthistory at the University Graz/A
1990 "Herwig Turk", Stubenbastei Gallery Vienna/At,
1990 "INOUT", Arcade Gallery Mödling/At

The exhibition will be on display until 25/03/2008.

Kindly welcome to ACE KIBLA.
Admission free!

The exhibition has been finantialy supported by Austrian Cultural Forum.



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