Ein Loch weben
With works by Benedikt Ackermann, Jack Brennan, Jing Lin, Louis Hay, Bernhard Schreiner and Gerard Byrne.8 October to 6 November 2021
Ein Loch weben is the second in the programme of exhibitions The German School at the Goethe-Institut Irland. The phrase describes weaving a structure around an empty centre to form a series of overlapping connections across different practices. Combined, these different practices start to form a structure.
Ackermann’s video works collectively titled Monday Morning were dispersed throughout the language school. The work results from a process of accessing, and harvesting web-cam footage from cities like Frankfurt am Main, or Dublin, which are compiled here and presented as an uncanny return.
Brennan’s Wholistic Sleaze combines a historical account of the legality of wood pilfering in Germany, matter-of-factly displayed alongside a crude wooden chain which both corroborates and disturbs the text.
Lin’s video installation Shiny Dusk chronicles the financial stakes in Bride dowries in China, the volatile value of gold, and the poetics of embodiment in a digital age.
Hay’s essay film Fog surveys, and synthesises recent film history, metaphor, abstraction, plasticity and the conditions of cognition in information culture.
Schreiner presented a dispersed installation of ceramics. These ceramic elements resemble spores and mushrooms emerging disturbingly from the walls of the Goethe-Institut.
Byrne’s works are from the photographic series Kodak’s Wratten Filter System reflecting Kodak’s central role in commercialising colour.
"Giant Moody Crust" (2020) by Bernhard Schreiner
"Shiny Dusk" (2021) by Jing Lin
"Wholistic Sleaze" (2021) by Jack Brennan
"Monday Morning" (2021) by Benedikt Ackermann
"Fog" (2020–2021) by Louis Hay
"Kodak’s Wratten Filter System" (1912-2012) by Gerard Byrne