Videotape, 2012
Site specific video installation
Mixed media

Cheek to Jowl with Art

During one week six artists from four countries have explored, using their own specific means, the “Rosenplatz” quarter in Osnabrück. They have tried to find out how urban space “feels” in terms of its aesthetics and surfaces. This approach to urban space, and the idea of getting artists involved in doing research, was the idea of Prof. Dirk Manzke, who works in the field of urban design and atmosphere at the University of Applied Sciences. Together with freelancing curator Elisabeth Lumme and TOP,OS Verein für Neue Kunst e.V. the concept ot Tangency was created, where artists look at surfaces and materials.

Urban space becomes a public field for open experimentation. As Dirk Manzke states: “We are interested in physical contact with and the materiality of the city”. The sensual perception of the city, the architecture and the space between should be viewed and investigated by artists in order to find ways of perceiving aesthetic qualities in a new way. With photography, videowork, long term performance, sound experiments and material based interventions artists raise awareness of what gives distinction to our everyday life.

Participating artists:
Paul Feichter, Angelika Höger, Johannes Langkamp
Cornelia Rößler, Ariel Schlesinger, Trish Scott

TOP.OS Verein für neue Kunst e.V.

Prof. Dirk Manzke, Osnabrück

Künstlerische Projektleitung
Prof. Dirk Manzke
Elisabeth Lumme, Osnabrück