Ivana Franke: Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown
Do we only see what we know? What can dislocate us from our comfortable, predefinded point of view and challenge our gaze on the world?
The project Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown by Ivana Franke investigates the limits of our perception.
With her new installation, Ivana Franke takes us into a visual and bodily experience able to break our preconceived idea of reality, lending it other dimensions that are decidedly fictive, imaginary, and cosmic. Creating “epistemological ruptures”, those experiences give us the capacity to imagine, to challenge existing common modes of knowledge, and to create room for different possible futures.
The project includes an exhibition curated by Elena Agudio, a symposium, and a publication, along with a series of experiments on the experience of seeing the unknown, conducted by the artist in collaboration with the vision scientist Bilge Sayim.
Ivana Franke: Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the UnknownExhibition opening: Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6–9 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: April 27 – July 16, 2017Hours: Thursday through Monday, 1–7 p.m.except: June 24: 1–5 p.m.Free admission
Schering StiftungUnter den Linden 32–34 | 10117 Berlin
Symposium “Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown” in cooperation with SAVVY Contemporary June 27, 2017, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.Schering Stiftung/silent green KuppelhalleRegistration at email@example.com.
The Schering Stiftung is partner of the Long Night of the Sciences 2017.
Lange Nacht der WissenschaftenJune 24, 2017, 5–12 p.m.Schering StiftungLectures, artist talk, guided exhibition tours With: Elena Agudio, Ivana Franke, Anil Seth, Philipp Sterzer, Melanie Wilke et al. Tickets: www.langenachtderwissenschaften.de