works by Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen, Sophie Kitching, Anselm Schenkluhn
curated by Sophie Buscher, Alice Gustson und Dierk Höhne
10 February - 2 March 2018
Alte Mainzer Gasse 4, Frankfurt/Main
The view into the stars, whether astronomically construed or technically realised, always results from the curiosity to see what lies beneath the surface of things. The capability of overstepping timely, spacial, fictional, as well as actual/physical boundaries and the resulting concern with the mightiness of the outer space has always been artistic, as well as scientific matter. Observing the remoteness of the firmanent, visualizing the unimaginable, always means also facing oneself, to confront oneself with things in ones own immediate proximity and means, as a last consequence, the constant self-localization on earth. The moon as a reflection of our own perception.
The exhibition -46,08° in the Frankfurt project space fffriedrich shows through the works of three artists, Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen, Sophie Kitching and Anselm Schenkluhn, the artistic tendency of dealing with the field of astronomy and the resulting connections to science, myth and mysticism.
The title of the exhibition that was calculated using a moon phase app, results from the angle of the hight of the moon at the specific place and time of the opening of the exhibition on February 10th 2018 at 18:00 at Alte Mainzer Gasse 4. The negative degree value should point towards the fact that the moon that is frequently thematized throughout the exhibition, has not yet risen, therefore it highlights the absence of the moon.
Sophie Buscher, Alice Gustson und Dierk Höhne