summaery2022: Projects

More than a Word, Less than a Thing

Project information

submitted by
Frederike Moormann

Passion Asasu, Vivien Mercedes Jester, Katharina Mänz, Martin Müller, Cosmo Niklas Schüppel, Bastian Schwerer, Karlotta Sperling, Jesse Lucjan Stegmann

Frederike Moormann

Art and Design

Degree programme:
Media Art and Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)),
Media Art and Design - Study programme Integrated International Media Art and Design Studies (IIMDS) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.)),
Media Art and Design -Study programme Media Art und Design (MAD) (english) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.))

Type of project presentation

Summer semester 2022

Exhibition Location / Event Location
  • Trierer Straße 5 - Der Laden

Project description

The exhibition “Lost in Translation” deals with new forms of communication - with non-human animals, with plants, with devices, and even with stones. It questions and examines our known methods of interaction. Is a cough already an utterance? How can a text be written without words? Can machine sounds be translated into human expression? And how to communicate with a many centuries old stone?

At “Der Laden - Verein für Kunst und Kultur e.V.” eight students explore the limits of human language, the liminal of speech. During the course “Lost in Translation. Writing and Speaking at the borders of language” the starting point of this endeavour were posthumanistic debates criticizing the anthropocene.

We are living in an age of environmental destruction and accelerated mechanization. We are permanently connected through digital devices. But does that mean that we have a better understanding of each other? How could understanding each other be different if we traveled to the border of language?

Exhibition Location / Event Location