Thursday the 3rd of december at 19:30
Presentation by Christop Keller
Christoph Keller (b. 1967 in Fribourg) studied mathematics and physics in Fribourg, Berlin and Santiago, and holds a humanities degree from HdK Berlin, where he was a student of Katharina Sieverding. He later continued his artistic training at Media-Art Academy in Cologne. His key projects include Cloudbuster-Projects (since 2003), which re-enact Wilhelm Reich’s experiments aimed at influencing the weather through orgone energy. In Encyclopaedia Cinematographica (2001) and Archives as Objects as Monuments (2000), Keller focuses on the archaeology of scientific film and the impossibility of objective documentation. More recently, in the video installations Interpreters (2008) and Verbal/Nonverbal (2010), he has explored themes related to language, communication, and altered states of consciousness. His works have been exhibited at the Biennale de Lyon (2011), the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (2010), the Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Argentina (2009), the Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre (2009), and the Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse (2009); his recent solo shows include “Observatorium” at the Kunstverein Braunschweig (2008) and “Æther” (2011) at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, in which he interweaves his artistic practice with curating in an institutional context.