Berlin

Katharina Sieverding

Galerie Thomas Schulte

In her latest solo show, which formed part of the “Forum Expanded” program associated with this year’s Berlinale, Katharina Sieverding invited viewers to enter literally into a pictorial space in which—as critic Rainer Bellenbaum noted in a lecture during the film festival— the apparatuses of cinema and art exhibition overlapped. Sieverding projected a randomly controlled digital slide show, Projected Data Images, 2009, directly onto a large wall of the gallery, creating a dynamic surface with fragmentary views of architectural monuments of postwar German history repeated in parallel. These diagonally framed strips appeared in constantly changing constellations, juxtaposed with similarly formalized shots of the artist’s own performances and work dating as far back as the 1960s, including iconic self-portraits from 1969–71.

The sixty-two black-and-white motifs running on four separate channels

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