Video by Berlin Art Link Productions // July 26, 2018
In the exhibition ‘Welt ohne Außen. Immersive Spaces since the 1960s,’ currently on view at Gropius Bau as part of Berliner Festspiele’s Immersion program, the concept of immersing oneself is explored through a series of time-based experiences that go beyond the object, extending into performances and various workshops. The exhibition, curated by Thomas Oberender and Tino Sehgal, features artworks spanning from the late ’60s to the present by artists including Larry Bell, Doug Wheeler and Wolfgang Georgsdorf, among others, all of whom create new sensory perspectives. Works such as Bell’s An Improvisation (1994) and Georgsdorf’s immersive “smell organ,” Smeller 2.0 (2012), challenge the relationship between subject and object; here participation is valued over observation.
In the video below, watch scenes from the exhibition and listen to interviews with Wolfgang Georgsdorf, co-curator Thomas Oberender and workshop co-curater Isabel Lewis.