Fuzzy Dark Spot

Cat. Deichtorhallen / Falckenberg Collection Hamburg

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Dirk Luckow and Wolfgang Oelze
texts (German/English) by Friedrich Heubach, Dirk Luckow, Thomas Macho, Wolfgang Oelze, Claudia Reiche, Gerd Roscher, Siegfried Zielinski as well as introductory texts on the artists
324 p with 210 coloured illustrations
240 x 180 mm, softcover embossed

ISBN 978-3-86442-287-4

34,00 €

I have a fuzzy dark spot on my lens

The book FUZZY DARK SPOT accompanying the exhibition at Falckenberg Collection / Deichtorhallen Hamburg examines in 56 positions how video, as an artistic medium, interprets social and media irritations and manipulations. This refers to television, to progressive movements by the counter-public during the 1970s, the use of video as a surveillance medium and means of artistic narration as a psychosocial mirror or instrument of self-optimization in the digital present. The great influence of video images on our collective memory and consciousness in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries turns doubts about an image, discomfort with the established, and distrust of claims to truth into important motives for artistic reflection. The title of the exhibition brings together these strands and describes a nebulous, fuzzy, obscure point, place or state. The term Fuzzy Dark Spot comes from an Internet forum where mold contaminating camera lenses is discussed. The exhibition curated by Hamburg-based video artist Wolfgang Oelze in the context of the Falckenberg Collection offers a comprehensive look at work by artists from Hamburg.

Vito Acconci, Gabor Altorjay, John Bock, Claus Böhmler, Öyvind Fahlström, Harun Farocki, Jeanne Faust, Lee Friedlander, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen, Rosanna Graf, Britta Gröne/Peter Piller, Romeo Grünfelder, Christian Jankowski, Volko Kamensky, Naho Kawabe, Mike Kelley, Jon Kessler, Nina Könnemann, Till Krause, Vlado Kristl, Lene Markusen, Paul McCarthy, Aurelia Mihai, Ernst Mitzka, Vanessa Nica Mueller, Karina Nimmerfall, Wolfgang Oelze, Tony Oursler, Nam June Paik, Stefan Panhans, Rotraut Pape/Raskin, reproducts, Rainer Korsen/Gerd Roscher, Oliver Ross, ­Gerhard Rühm, Swen Erik Scheuerling, Corinna Schnitt, Paul Spengemann, Hans Stützer, Mike Mandel/Larry Sultan, Inga Svala Thorsdottir, Helena Wittmann, Steffen Zillig

Deichtorhallen Hamburg / Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg-Harburg, 13/4–3/11/2019