There is a white horse (bewegende Besucher, 2005), the white giant (Werkstatt für Veränderungen, 2011 – 2014), and white dresses in a performance (Filmpark, 2008); an urban space intervention centered on white undershirts for men (Jagdfieber, 2002), the spatial installation Schnee (2015) generates an illusion of white. The exhibition Weiß, weiß ich at galerie weisser elefant gives rise to an associative inventory. Seraphina Lenz shows paper works and objects which she links to installations. Her contribution for the exhibition is devoted to processes of impurity that results in the disappearance of white.
The Berlin based painter Michael Bause does not explicitly use white as the principle element in his paintings, as other painters do in their investigations. In his works white appears rather as a compositional accent. In the exhibition he presents a series of collages that play with the subtle tracing of white and that he has developed for Weiß, weiß ich. His researches focus on the brightness values of paper, corrugated board and foils and how their surfaces and color tones change in interaction. Alias DJ whitey white Michael Bause plays a theme related set at the show‘s opening.
Part of the show will be a children‘s workshop entitled »Arbeit an der Wissenschaft des Weißen« in cooperation with Jugend im Museum (30.07. – 03.08., 10 – 3pm). In it the concepts of white as color and white in the context of knowledge are intertwined. In the process, they are able to develop their own questions and ideas and learn to sketch them in such a way that others are able to understand them. In the process, they are able to develop their own questions and ideas and learn to sketch them in such a way that others are able to understand them.