31 July – 5 September 2010
Opening: 30 July 2010, 19:00h
Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity
, Dortmund

With works by: Seiko Mikami (jp), Carsten Nicolai (de), knowbotic research (ch/at/de), Milica Tomić (rs), Ariel Guzik (mx), Joan Leandre (es), Joyce Hinterding (au), Julien Maire (de/fr), Naeem Mohaiemen (bd), HC Gilje (no), Sophie Bélair Clément (qc/ca), Konrad Becker (at), Verena Friedrich (de), Antoine Schmitt (fr)

Trust is a major factor in all human relations and it is the basis of communication. We trust the validity of rules, codes and conventions, and we have confidence in others. The same goes for media and technical systems as we entrust them with our wishes and longings. One may hold a nagging doubt and suspicion about them, yet we feel an urge to keep faith with the apparatuses and their simulacra when we consign them to tell us a good story, to convey the truth, and to make
our lives better, healthy, and wholesome.

The group exhibition TRUST explores the aesthetics of this confidence by questio
ning its status, attempting to challenge the audience’s convictions and by encouraging a reflected dialogue with machines and media.
The works in the show point to the desires as well as the ethical and emotional dilemmas that arise from this attitude of trust.

During the opening of TRUST on Fri 30 July 19:00h, Antoine Chessex and Thomas Ankersmit present their performance Diffusions/Acoustics. Composers and sound artists Antoine Chessex and Thomas Ankersmit present a site-specific performance which explores the particular sonic structure intrinsic to a location. Intense sustained layers of saxophone communicate with the architecture, using the space as a third instrument (or resonator) thus resulting in an intense psychoacoustic experience.

Curated by Andreas Broeckmann and Stefan Riekeles

TRUST is funded by Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia).

All photos by Mark Ansorg

Seiko Mikami – Desire of Codes
Interactive installation, 2010

Ariel Guzik – Nereida
Submersible capsule, 2004-2009

Carsten Nicolai – rota
Rotating cylinder with engraved and perforated stainless steel surface, light, sound, 2009

Joan Leandre – Lonely Record Sessions
Video installation, 2008

Joyce Hinterding – Loops and Fields: Induction Drawings Series 3
Drawings, 2010

Julien Maire – Memory Cone
Installation, 2009

HC Gilje – blink
Audiovisual intallation, 2009

knowbotic research – mcghillie_just a void
Participative performance project, 2009