© Saskia Olde Wolbers
Sammlung Goetz

Saskia Olde Wolbers

The aesthetically extraordinary films by artist Saskia Olde Wolbers all follow much the same pattern: a voice off narrating a storyline that is visualised in seemingly fictitious and organically formed spaces with details that correlate to the spoken word. Olde Wolbers is inspired by news stories and narratives from newspapers and television that report on people with singular life stories, which are expanded both visually and acoustically by the artist in her videos.

The story behind Kilowatt Dynasty (2000) takes place in the future and concerns the phenomenon of the inverted dream syndrome – in which states of sleeping and waking become conflated. An unborn child tells the love story of its parents – a television anchor and an environmental activist. The two are situated in a television studio located at the bottom of the massive Three Gorges dam on the Yangtse in the year 2016. Slow camera pans guide the viewer into this predominantly monochromatic, surreal world whose forms recall water bubbles and underwater plants. Here, the viewer finds associative correlations between word and image. Psychedelic and natural sounds echo the biomorphic forms. The sets for these miniature fantasy worlds – most of them coloured and embedded in water tanks – were created in the course of years of painstaking manual craftsmanship.

The work has been shown on the upper floor of the exhibition building.


© Felix Gonzalez-Torres

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled", 1992

An exhibition project by the Sammlung Goetz in public space

The black-and-white photograph "Untitled" (1992) by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, in which a figure’s ghostly shadow is captured on a billowing curtain, is part of the artist’s billboard series. The concept behind the work is that the owner produces the image as a public poster. Regardless of how often it is printed, it is always unique. In the context of Munich’s Various Others project, the Sammlung Goetz is presenting "Untitled" (1992) on five billboards in around the city and in front of its own exhibition building in Munich.


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Cyrill Lachauer. I am not sea, I am not land

Sammlung Goetz in Haus der Kunst

Cyrill Lachauer (*1979 in Rosenheim, lives and works in Berlin and Los Angeles) develops his extensive projects on long journeys, and delves deeply into the local cultures of the places he visits. For the exhibition by the Sammlung Goetz in the former air-raid shelter of Haus der Kunst, Lachauer has created a new multi-part installation, which includes films, videos, photographs and texts.

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