The collection of works is formed around a project by the British artist Simon Starling. Black Drop (2012) uses a multi-layered approach to couple the rare passing of Venus and astronomical history with the era and origins of analogue cinematic images. This will be the starting point for a precise arrangement that casts an eye toward the vagueness and uncertainty of endless space and earthly supporting scenes. Using cinematic, photographic and sculptural media, the artists involved probe the particular relationships and circumstances involved in the exploration, measurement and portrayal of incomprehensible dimensions. They consider areas of theoretical expansion and practical limitation within complex systems and are fascinated with deviations and diffractions in everyday experiences.
This summer the artspace acts as an observatory for the connection between research in art and science, while steering well clear of physics class. With the accompanying program And the stars look very different today, the ground control of Lothringer 13 will send regular transmissions all summer long: Performative readings and lectures will report on, among other things, aquanauts, afronauts and galactic glissandis.