Current Currents — a workshop on exhibiting
Students of the MA Visual Communication program have been experimenting with exhibition formats, taking their diverse work-in-progress as point of departure. Flows of light, yeast, hair, traffic, or text are the “currents” to be explored here. Moments taken from individual journeys through these currents do emphasize something particular and relate to a broader context at the same time. Often, this ambiguity provokes questions: Which way of staging or hiding seems appropriate? To what current of reality does an exhibition installation refer? The workshop contributions deal with individual experiences that are mediated through various material: be it archival images from traffic accidents, hair dressing supplies, bookmarks, monochrome light, or pastry. Thus, encounters with contemporary currents are transformed into temporary installations at the exhibition space.