Poster: Marit-Helen Brunnert

04.07.2024 – 21.07.2024

GBB_edits #3

Desire Across the Disciplines

What drives one to follow the wandering paths of eels? To build a museum for obsolete futures? Or to haunt an exhibition space as a ghost?

Eight artists and filmmakers from the Graduate School for Moving Image (GBB) present their work in the fields of film, video, animation, virtual reality, games, installation, sound, and performance. As diverse as their working methods are, behind each project there is a curiosity, a desire, or a longing– in short: a drive that is essential to artistic research.

The exhibition title draws its inspiration from the “Rage! Across the Disciplines” conference held at California State University San Marcos in 1993. Rage can be a productive force for change, as Susan Stryker writes in the text adaptation of her performance and the best-known contemporary document of the event: “May your rage inform your actions, and your actions transform you as you struggle to transform your world.”

The modification of the title – Desire Across the Disciplines – brings the unique potential of desire into focus: The longing for other worlds and forms of coexistence, and for new readings of bodies, biographies and history can transcend individual wishes and generate collective visions. And it can be the driving force behind the exploration, materialization, and narration of these imaginings through artistic, design-based, and performative means. 

Since 2020 the Kunsthochschule Kassel has been offering a post-graduate research setting for artists, designers, and filmmakers with the Graduate School for Moving Image (GBB). First as a pilot project, the GBB was supported by start-up financing from the Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts, and since then it has taken part in formulating what the third phase (that is, post-graduate, after an MA, Diplom, or equivalent artistic degree) at an art academy can mean.

In the annual exhibition of the GBB_edits series, five participants of the Graduate School for Moving Image present the results of their research projects developed during the two-year qualification. Works in progress by three further participants are also shown, providing an insight into the different working methods and research processes. 

With works by: Paula Berger, Zirui Chen, Steph Joyce, Ai Kobayashi, Benedict Reinhold, shasti, N.B. Spiders, Herr v. Rehtanz

Curatorial support: Lisa Dreykluft

July 4th at 7 pm 

Regular opening hours:
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 2 - 6 pm 

Opening hours during Rundgang:
July 18th 6 - 10 pm, July 19th - 21st 2 - 6 pm  

Exhibition Area of the Kunsthochschule Kassel
Menzelstraße 13, 34121 Kassel
(between the auditorium and north building)


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