Time has been stretched, cut, divided
and re-organized in many sorts of ways during the 11-months period
of creation of Dinge passieren. In fact, the project slowly shaped
itself, taking strange forms, getting a little more tentacular with
every ideas – and questions – that it raised.
It was subject to constant
reformulation : What should be let in, what should be left out
of the installation ?
From these self-induced problematics, came as a matter of facts an
ensemble of processes, “state of things” that scattered in the
project ; some things in here grow, some things in here slowly
fade, and some other things just seem to stay as they are. Let us
launch them on their path, and make them resonate together through
Combinations of materials and combinations of ideas came together,
each one forming its own cycle, in a chain of slow and fast events
which would be the overall installation.
Dinge passieren is and always was
somewhere on a thin line between disturbance and control. It is an
elusive thing, that changes from one day to a reasonable amount of
planned intentions into a chaotic buzz the very next one. We were
driven to adapt ourselves to it, to find our own rythm(s), some sort
of day-to-day synchronicity.
It is a little parenthesis where nobody is king.
Tristan Rolin and Mona Schmidtke met at the beginning of their
studies at the art school of Tourcoing, France, a few years ago . It
was not long before they started plotting a few art schemes
And it might come as no surprise ; after all, the place was already
packed with the most hectic mix of time-scheduled obligations
directly followed by a nearly complete “laisser aller.”
They nowadays both live and work in Berlin, which gave them the
perfect excuse to synchronize/realize together once again.
Our warmest thanks to the people that helped making this exhibition
The team of the Raum für drastische Maßnahmen, that welcomed this
particular project with open arms,
the Schulze-Fielitz Stiftung for her financial support,
Katrin Kamrau and Miriam Rürup of KuLi for their enthusiasm and
Birgit Kunz for her work and invigorating participation,
Raphael Masche for his work and expertise on many surprising levels.