joeressen+kessner

ARTIST’S STATEMENT | After See Djerba

SEE DJERBA SITE

Fondouk Ben Ghorbel (caravansérail in french or Karawanserei in German) was found in the 17th. Like many other fondouks in Houmt Souk Djerba, Fondouk Ben Ghorbel was a historical monument that served as a meeting point for commercial exchange and hosting sellers and traders who would gather from different countries, cultures and religions in order to sell, buy and exchange commodity from each other. Nowadays the place kept its initial shape and state which is essentially in the spirit of the “caravansérail”; a commercial structure for sellers.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

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Photos: joeressen+kessner.

ARTISTIC APPROACH
Eva-Maria Joeressen and Klaus Kessner focus on transmedia interventions. They collect and analyze light and sound, spatial and temporal qualities of a chosen space. Reflecting on the dynamics of appearance and semantics, they contrast their findings with cultural-historical observations and associations. In their artistic research, they engender frameworks for audiovisual compositions and process them as a kind of digital archives. Their works are based on audio and visual instructions for a computer. Projected into an architectural environment, they engender a performative interplay of the artistic archive and the found space.

joeressen+kessner. dialogus miraculorum. AUFRUHR Arnsberg 2009. Photo joeressen+kessner (8)
GLOW 2009
joeressen+kessner. LICHTUNGEN Hildesheim 2015. Photo Sara Foerster
joeressen+kessner. INTERFERENCE Tunis 2016. Photo joeressen+kessner (1)
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joeressen+kessner. INTERFERENCE Tunis 2016. Photo joeressen+kessner (2)
Photos: Sara Foerster, joeressen+kessner, Claus Langer.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 | INTERFERENCE | Tunis (tun)
2015 | LICHTUNGEN | Hildesheim (de)
2014 | Mittelrhein Museum | Koblenz (de)
2010 | RUHR.2010 – Opening of European Culture Capital at Zeche Zollverein | Essen (de)
2008 | GLOW | Eindhoven (nl)
2001 | Museum for Applied Art (MAKK) | Cologne (de)
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Eva-Maria Joeressen | DEVELOPMENT
Since 1998 | Professor of Theory of Perception and Composition | Peter Behrens School of Arts | Duesseldorf (de)
Since 1985 | Regular exhibition activity with installations and interventions | Germany
1985 | Masters’ student of Timm Ullrichs | Art Academy | Muenster (de)
1956 | Born
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Klaus Kessner | DEVELOPMENT
Since 1992 | Regular performing activities with electronic audio-visual compositions
Studies in Music, Musicology and German language
1957 | Born
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LINKS
joeressen+kessner | Website
joeressen+kessner | Vimeo