in Bitterfeld-

51° 38′ N, 12° 19′ O: EINE SPURENSUCHE

Studierende der Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle (Klasse Textile Künste)

The students of Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle live and work not far from Wolfen. In personal encounters, abstract and concrete observations, the textile arts class examines the simultaneously close and yet very distant place in their exhibition.

Wolfen was not only a place of film production for decades, but also the birthplace of man-made fibers: nylon, Perlon and Dederon have been produced here since the 1920s. Although man-made fiber production no longer takes place in Wolfen today, fibers continue to play a central role in Bitterfeld-Wolfen. Guided by nostalgia and criticism ,the students are lookingat the former textile fiber production site in Wolfen. They examine the symptoms of stagnation, decay, continuity and change, ask about the significance of the past for the present and what futures can emerge from our present.

Works by: Marlene Bonamy, Lynn Gerstmair, Seolhyun Kyung, Simon Malinowsky, Liane Pförtner, Marie Lou Strauß, Veronika Weber, Teresa Weißert, Ilva Valtere.

In cooperation with Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle

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