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‘As found’ lecture series, TU Berlin, Germany

23 Nov 2012
Casper Mueller Kneer presented at ‘As Found’ lecture series, organised by Bernd Bess at TU Berlin.
The lectures series looks at how contemporary architects deal with found objects: How does the issue of context inform the development of an architectural project? What is the connection between the everyday and architectural?

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‘Urban Notations [Barbican]’, London

5 Oct – 14 Dec 2012

Urban Notations Barbican
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‘Urban Notations [Barbican]’, a project about and exhibited within the Barbican Estate by Berlin based artist Ruth Hommelsheim in an ongoing series of events involving artists whos work is related to architecture.

Urban Notations [Barbican], is part of a long-term research on urbanity. It presents an analysis of the city based on experience. The artist makes use of the situationist technique of roaming and immersing herself into the flows of the city and their photographic notation. Using the technique of superimposing, Hommelheim emphasizes the multiplicity of contemporary urbanity, a condition that cannot be reduced to a system of signs but is rather understood as an expression of the performative production of everday life.

Exhibition: 5 October to 14 December 2012

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Podium Level, Shakespeare Tower, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DR

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Ruth Hommelsheim – Urban Notations [Barbican]

Casper Mueller Kneer are pleased to present a site specific installation by Berlin based artist Ruth Hommelsheim in an ongoing series of events involving artists who’s work is related to architecture.

Urban Notations [Barbican], is part of a long-term research on urbanity. It presents an analysis of the city based on experience. The artist makes use of the situationist technique of roaming and immersing herself into the flows of the city and their photographic notation. Using the technique of superimposing, Hommelheim emphasizes the multiplicity of contemporary urbanity, a condition that cannot be reduced to a system of signs but is rather understood as an expression of the performative production of everday life.

Urban Notations [Barbican] is a project about and exhibited within the Barbican Estate. The name ‘Barbican’ comes from the Low Latin word ‘Barbecana’ which referred to a fortified outpost, gateway or outer defence of a city or castle. The Barbican Estate was built between 1971 and 1982 and designed by the architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, a rare examples of Brutalist style in Britain. The artist is wandering through this large scale estate – a city within the city – notating her impressions using the camera.

For her exhibition, Ruth Hommelsheim has produced a spatial installation where the film-like movement through this particular part of the city is brought back into one of its spaces: a photographic ribbon akin to a 35mm film emerges and is traced across the walls of the exhibition space in the heart of the Estate.

Ruth Hommelsheim is an artist who works on interdisciplinary and solo projects. While her main medium is photography, Hommelsheim extends the boundaries of the medium, reflecting on its condition and transgressing the documentary approach. Parallel to her ongoing research into urbanity („Un_folded sites“, „Urban Atlas“, „Urban Notations“) she started a new group of works that is charged by a large familiy archive („Perpetuations“, „She turns round laughing“,„Assemblies“).

Ruth Hommelsheim (*1965) studied photography in Darmstadt/Germany and now lives and works in Berlin. In 2007 she co-founded Loris Gallery, a collective and discursive platform fffooorrr visual, but also societal, political and social iiimpppllleeemeeennntttaaatttiiiooonnnsss ooofff artistic questions. Hommelsheim’s work has been exhibited throughout Germany, Europe and recently China. www.hommelsheim.com

A special edition will be launched during the exhibition: Urban Notation [Barbican 1], 2012, archival pigment print on Hahnemuehle, edition of 20, 30×42 cm

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White Cube, south London
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White Cube London
photograph : Ben Westoby Courtesy White Cube

New London Art Gallery : White Cube – 12 Oct 2011
White Cube is pleased to announce the opening of a third major space in London. The building, located on Bermondsey Street in south London opens today, Wednesday 12 October 2011. It is the largest of the gallery’s three London sites, providing more than 5440 m 2 (58,000 sq ft) of interior space on a site of 1.7 acres (74,300 sq ft). The building dates from the 1970s and was primarily used as a warehouse before the current refurbishment.

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Casper Mueller Kneer – Practice Information

Jens Casper, Olaf Kneer & Marianne Mueller formed Casper Mueller Kneer, a London-based architect studio

Casper Mueller Kneer is a practice of architects based in London and Berlin that understand the act of building as a cultural practice, reflecting on the tangible material organisation of space as well as the immaterial and negotiable realities that shape it. Recent projects include White Cube Bermondsey, the critically acclaimed conversion and extension of a warehouse into new galleries for Jay Jopling / White Cube. The office’s aaaccctttiiivvviiitttiiieeesss are supported and critically evaluated through academic and cross-disciplinary activities.

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