DER GREIF A Process 2.0
ul. Dolnych Młynów 10 Krakow
Grid installation of preselected 279 images (2 x 6 m) © DER GREIF
DER GREIF has been invited by Lars Willumeit, curator of the Krakow Photomonth 2016 Main Program—“Crisis? What Crisis?!”—to perform A Process 2.0 during the opening weekend at the festival centre.
A Process 2.0 questions photography in its digital form as a distinct medium, its handling with the use of the Internet as well as photography’s haptic stimuli and common perception of authorship. A Process 2.0 is using the World Wide Web’s participatory structure to connect participants, visitors and editors across national boundaries—made possible due to an online transmission of the performative exhibition. A Process 2.0 is the continuation of A Process – Ein Prozess, first performed over the course of two months at Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, in 2014.
Course of events
After an open call for entries*, the artistic directors of DER GREIF make a preselection. These works constitute the basis for the entire exhibition.
The exhibition opens with a grid hanging of all pre-selected photographs. The performance begins with another selection process and pictures that are moved from the wall to tables. As a result, possible re-groupings and combinations are found. These combinations are visible both in the gallery and on the exhibition’s online timeline. Following on from this, the wall grid diminishes constantly, whereas the previously empty tables are filled. The tables are the evidence of the finding and re-contextualization process, as identical pictures are set into different combinations.
Once the final combinations have been defined, the pictures are moved again—this time from the tables back onto the wall. Having tested the combinations, the photographs are printed with on-site printers and hung without frames. The entire process stays open for visitors, since the artists’ interaction with the public plays a fundamental role in the exhibition.
*The same open call is curated by Lars Willumeit, curator of the Main Program of Krakow Photomonth, in a “Guest-Room” in April, hosted on the DER GREIF website (www.dergreif-online.de/guest-room/lars-willumeit). This once more enhances the discussion about de- and recontextualization of single photographic images – both on- and offline.