Science + fiction. Über das Verhältnis von Vorstellung und Wirklichkeit
Kathrin Graf and Alexandra Knie
Städtische Galerie am Abdinghof, 2015
At the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Kathrin Graf is showing two series of works, layers and Enzyklopädie, from her current production.
The installation of various objects and materials provides an insight into how the artist uses existing visual material in an experimental way by transforming, layering, and re-contextualizing it to create new works.
For her presentation Kathrin Graf uses everyday objects, that she exposes to different transformation processes, such as preservation and fermentation, so that they elude their familiar context. The objects are presented as large-size marco fotographs or installed on tables and racks in the room, which reminds us of the scientific aethetics of presentation. At the Städtische Galerie am Abdinghof Kathrin Graf combines real exhibits of natural scientific collections (like gallstones and archaeological finds) with her artistic works to an extensive installation, which evokes suspicions without creating clarity. Where does reality end and where does imagination begin?