#5 PERFORMING the Black Mountain ARCHIVE: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Sabine Sielke, Thomas Fechner-Smarsly) & Versatorium, Vienna

Vom 13. Juli – 20. Juli nahmen StudentInnen des North American Studies Programm sowie der German Studies der Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn und des independent translator collective des Versatoriums, Vienna, an Arnold Dreyblatts “PERFORMING the Black Mountain ARCHIVE” im Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin teil

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Statement zur Ausstellung

“Der Druck, die Angst vor dem Scheitern, die Schwierigkeit für den (Kunst-)Studenten ein hochkarätiges Kunstwerk, das am besten alle vorhergegangenen Kunstwerke in den Schatten stellen soll, wird durch diese Orientierung am Prozesshaften genommen.” – Enri Schöner über seinen Zugang zum Black Mountain College und wie er diesen in der Ausstellung im Hamburger Bahnhof wiedergespiegelt findet

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Interview with Claude Stoller

“It was always in terms of seeing things (…) and what was interesting is that he would carry this notion into other courses, so that calculus made me see things, which were wonderful and beautiful and magic, calculus were suddenly an art course.” – Claude Stoller in a film and interview by Sigrid Pawelke on Josef Albers at Black Mountain College and how he altered his way of seeing

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Interview with Ati Gropius Johansson

“There were no rules, you were not fitting into an existing order, you were fitting into an alive situation like being on a river, that was making itself every moment.” – Ati Gropius Johansson in a film and interview by Sigrid Pawelke on her initial refusal of going to Black Mountain College and her later admiration for Josef Albers and his design classes.

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Interview with Lisa Jalowetz Aronson

„The living part of the whole thing was for me equally strong and expressive as was the learning. You had to realize that your mind is free – can be much freer than in the conventional college even in America.” – BMC alumna Lisa Jalowetz Aronson in a film and interview by Sigrid Pawelke about her arrival, her experiences and the learning process at Black Mountain College

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