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Humanity seems to feel an urge to create physically tangible images, objects and narratives of supernatural ideas: Idols, fetishes, religious books, narratives. But these illustrations of immaterial ideas are inevitably less than satisfactory.

The translation of the immaterial into the concrete achieves at best something like a version 0.7, because an idea has no physicality and can only be transferred into the physical world via the diversions of more or less arbitrary signs, metaphors, images and objects.

Volker Hagemann documents two results of this activity with the photographs in his exhibition "immaterial, version 0.7":
on the one hand, there are images from the sacred context, most of which were taken in Cologne Cathedral and the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris and directly linked to narratives of Christianity and European cultural history.

On the other hand, there are images created in an immersive installation by the artist group teamlab: There, a room crammed with digital technology reacted to the physicality, activities and creative will of the visitors to generate a fairytale-like two-dimensional world. Short texts are displayed in the exhibition to encourage visitors to make image-based and free associations and to reflect.
Additional information
Vernissage Friday, 07.07.2023, 7 to 10 p.m.

Finissage Friday, 21.07.2023, 7 to 10 p.m.
Participating artists
Volker Hagemann