PREDATING

LOCATION: Depository FIELD DATES: August 2018 PROCESSING: July 2019 RESULT: Series of digital images predate (v.) 1. to kill and eat another animal, from Latin praedator “plunderer,” from praedari “to rob” (1862) 2. to have existed or happened before another thing, to antedate, to assign […]

SALON SITTICH

LOCATION: Transplanted habitat FIELD DATES: July-August 2018 PROCESSING: Ongoing RESULT: Installation and booklet In 2018 we have visited Japan for the first time. Before our departure we coincidentally heard about bright green parakeets in Maebashi, who have been pets once and are now living freely […]

AUFBÄUMEN

LOCATION: A remaining piece of forest FIELD DATES: 16 September 2018 PROCESSING: October 2018 RESULT:  Series of digital images While realizing the issues of human-related CO2-production, the technique of tearing coal from the ground is still in use on a big scale. In the Rhineland, […]

KEIN GOLD MEHR DA
IN SÜDAMERIKA

LOCATION: Display Cases FIELD DATES: April 2017 PROCESSING: November 2017 RESULT:  Fine Art Prints (Inkjet)                  LED Light Boxes with Prints on Film                  Stage Set from Backdrop Frames     […]

TEMPELRÄUMUNG

LOCATION: Site of worship FIELD DATES: 22 March 2017 PROCESSING: October 2017 RESULT:  single channel loop, HD Video, no sound, 30:21 min. The recording from the closed Ethnological Museum in Berlin-Dahlem shows the clearing of the last objects from the Central America Hall. The concept of […]

CIVILIZEE

LOCATION: State of civilization FIELD DATES: February 2013 PROCESSING: June 2013 RESULT: dual channel loop, HD Video, stereo sound, 28:05 min Urges and the operational framework Intimacy and personality Conditioning and cultivation Visual and sound recordings from a zoo (Hardenbergplatz, Berlin) installed within the toilet area of […]

LOOK DADDY (HIPPARCH)

LOCATION: Engineered habitat FIELD DATES: November 2015 PROCESSING: December 2015 RESULT:  single channel loop, HD Video, no sound, 10:54 min. Mobility in the management of landscape and wildlife: what happens to information when it is transplanted and allocated to a surrogate environment? How much original […]

BOXING

LOCATION: Conservation Spaces FIELD DATES: June 2018 PROCESSING: October 2018 RESULT: single channel loop, HD Video, no sound, 32:00 min “MARSHALL BOOT” SEGEL Abtransport eines Großobjektes – der neue Eingang in der alten Ausstellungshalle gebiert seinesgleichen. Evacuation of a large object – the new gate […]

TERRAIN

LOCATION: Transplanted South Sea  FIELD DATES: April 2017 – ongoing PROCESSING: August 2017 RESULT:  Photographic Prints on Alu-Dibond Umzugsvorbereitungen in der Abteilung Südsee im Ethnologischen Museum Berlin-Dahlem Hängung an der Rückwand der ehemaligen Museumsbuchhandlung Pictures from the preparations for moving at the department South-Sea at […]

PACKLINGS

LOCATION: Ethnological Museum Berlin FIELD DATES: January 2016 – ongoing PROCESSING: November 2017 RESULT:  8-color print on polyester fabric Objekte sind die zentralen Akteure im Museum. Sie sind Botschafter und Beweismittel, Zeitkapseln und Reisende. Vollkommen verpackt erhalten sie eine neue skulpturale Qualität. Fast so, als […]

BACK ALLEY

LOCATION: At the rear FIELD DATES: Jan 2013 PROCESSING: Feb 2014 RESULT: Series of prints from color negatives            

PIECE OF BREAD

LOCATION: Transit and traffic FIELD DATES: September 2014 PROCESSING: June 2015 RESULT: Short film, HD video, stereo sound, 4:44 min One dog’s treasure is another man’s trash – a window on the journey of a piece of bread.

SURROGATES

LOCATION: Performance area for display and gazing FIELD DATES: 29 Dec 2014 – 31 Jan 2016 PROCESSING: ongoing RESULT:  Visual compendium, expedition report, series of playback experiments Over the course of one year we have gathered longterm video-recordings of roaming humans and displayed animals in […]

STREAMING ANDY

LOCATION: Mesmerizing event FIELD DATES: Jan 2016 PROCESSING: Feb 2016 RESULT: Single channel installation, HD video, stereo sound for headphones, 14:56 As the course of our popular cultural activities steered towards the possibilities of the modern media-complex, the cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary figure Andy Warhol found […]

LOOKING AT
PEOPLE LOOKING

LOCATION: Groupings with clear direction in focused attention FIELD DATES: Feb 2012 – ongoing PROCESSING: ongoing RESULT: Multi-channel loops, HD Video, no sound, 45:00 Ein Anziehungspunkt für Interesse versammelt Aufmerksamkeit. Es wachsen Gruppenkonstellationen im Raum mit äußerlicher und innerlicher Dynamik. Wir betrachten solche Formen und […]

URCHIN

LOCATION: Particulars of habitat FIELD DATES: September 2014 PROCESSING: December 2014 RESULT:  single channel loop, HD Video, stereo sound, 39:41 A sea-urchin is marching along the edge. Urchin in dialogue with Wassily Kandinsky in “UND HIER: Dingens!” (2015) at Adamski Gallery for Contemporary Art, Berlin […]

VENEZIA

LOCATION: Global Icon FIELD DATES: September 2010 PROCESSING: October 2010 RESULT:  single channel loop, HD from DV, stereo sound, 6:30 min.                  Data object for Plug&Play Ausstellungsansicht in There Will Be Light (2012), Kokerei Hansa, Dortmund Bild: Bernd […]

ABOUT

gaehtgens.hirsch David Gaehtgens and Daniela Maria Hirsch are collaborating as gaehtgens.hirsch since 2012. They bring together their backgrounds in film-making, theatre-production and media-art. Conjointly they develop formats which explore the human nature and its relation to all other guises and disguises of reality. David Gaehtgens […]