Dietmar Rübel

Reste von Resten

Reste von Resten. Über die künstlerische Verwendung von Abfall, Müll und Schmutz

That materials and things are made for consumption can be seen as one of the
fundamental ideas of modernity. The biggest effect of this development is that suddenly remains are created: waste, rubbish and dirt appear as the actual product of the aesthetic and social change since the start of the first industrial revolution. This dirt is the fallout of our desire for modernity. The lecture sheds light on the artistic use of dirt in the 20 th and 21 st centuries. Along the way, an »adulterated« paradigmatic use is concentrated upon. The vestiges of the modern are no longer marvelled at as numinous remains but considered a material in their own right that can set a procedural evolution in progress.

vortrag in deutscher sprache - 9 July 2015, 6.30 pm