PHOTO: © Foto: Roland Baege

UNSELFING

In the organizer's words:

UNSELFING

with works by:
ASSUME VIVID ASTRO FOCUS (AVAF), YAEL BARTANA, CEVDET EREK, JA JESS, JESSY RAZAFIMANDIMBY, DAVID REIBER OTÁLORA, LILLIAN SCHWARTZ, YURI YEFANOV

February 04 - May 12, 2024

Assuming the self as a continuous experience and distinct entity is an achievement of the human brain and at the same time serves culturally as an important basis for the individualism that dominates Western societies. This assumption is being challenged by the influence of social developments and technical means such as social media, artificial intelligence and neuroscience. Questioning it, as the Irish philosopher Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) suggested as early as 1971 with the term "Unselfing", can enable a position of resistance, both artistically and personally, especially now.

With newly developed performances, installations and interactive formats as well as videos and paintings, the exhibition explores the experience of self-dissolution: Possibilities of fluid identities, the death of one part of the self and the transformation of another, as well as feelings of empathy and oneness with the surrounding world - with humans or other species, nature. From mingled authorship, dissolving into the collective, to physically and psychologically dissociating experiences through meditation, trance, pain or chemical substances, the exhibition seeks to outline a path and state of self-laterality, empathy and happiness.

Curated by Rebekka Seubert

PROGRAMME

Admission to all events is free of charge

SA, FEBRUARY 03, 6 PM
OPENING
Welcome: Catherine Westerwelle, Deputy Chairwoman
Introduction: Rebekka Seubert, Artistic Director
Some of the artists are present.
► Followed by drinks at the Liquid Currency Bar by Zoe Williams
PERFORMANCE
from 6PM
assume vivid astro focus: always vomit after formalities
DJ SET
from 9PM
with Aa Sudd
in cooperation with Atelier Amore, Dortmund

FR MARCH 22, 6 PM
CURATOR GUIDED TOUR

THU APRIL 25, 7 PM
THEME EVENING UNSELFING
7-7:30 PM
GUIDED TOUR
with the curator Rebekka Seubert
7:30-9 P.M.
LECTURE
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (Professor of Philosophy of Mind, Ruhr University Bochum): Who am I? - Transformations of the self and memories of experiences of delimitation

SO, MAY 05, 3-4 PM
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP
Yuri Yefanov - Sounds of Hympendahl, specifically humans
With the artist Yuri Yefanov (*1990 in Zaporizhia), participants will experience how human communication finds its way even without fixed language conventions.
► The workshop is aimed at people of all ages and native languages.
► Registration is requested: visit(ett)dortmunder-kunstverein.de
► Meeting point at the viaduct, Halde Hympendahl, Dortmund

SA + SO, MAY 11 + 12, 12-6 PM
CULTURE MILE

SA, MAY 11
PERFORMANCE DAY+EVENING
Ja Jess: by the use of its displays
Zoe Williams & guests: Algol Dissolved: blood, pain and seafoam
assume vivid astro focus: all videos are floating

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Location

Dortmunder Kunstverein Rheinische Str. 1 44137 Dortmund

Organizer

Dortmunder Kunstverein Rheinische Straße 1 44137 Dortmund