Felix Kiessling – Neuordnung II

9 Sep 2017 – 4 Nov 2017

Berlin, Germany


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In his works, with their formally pared-down character, Felix Kiessling explores issues of dimensionality and scale. Many of his works reference scientific topics; in his art he visualizes intractable physical problems, paradoxes and phenomena.


For Neuordnung II, Kiessling will almost playfully interact with the world and try to overcome physical limits in terms of the theoretical and material relations involved. For his piece Erddurchstechung (Global Piercing) he travels to two places located precisely on opposite sides of the globe – namely the Rangipo desert in New Zealand and the Parque Nacional de Cabañeros in Spain. He then anchors a metal pipe vertically in the ground at these antipodean points, the two pipes aligned to form a common line with the one on the other side of the globe. In this way, he imaginarily links the two positions on the globe that are furthest apart from each other. The entry and exit point of this piercing of the globe are documented in photographs. For the piece Erdtangente (Earth Tangent) Kiessling creates a mental tangent that is 4,000 meters long and only touches the globe at one point. Two aluminum rods mounted on tripods and perfectly aligned with each other (one in the exhibition spacey, the other elsewhere in Berlin) form this ‘earth tangent’. Der Himmel unter mir (The Sky Beneath Me) will be screened as a projection on the gallery floor: Diametrically opposite the show at alexander levy gallery, Kiessling will use a live stream to film the heavens on the other side of the earth on the coast of New Zealand – so that the viewer can consider the night sky as if gazing through a hole in the globe to the other side. 

Exhibiting artists

Felix Kießling


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