November 13, 2017 - Jewish Museum Berlin - Mischa Kuball: res•o•nant
November 13, 2017

Jewish Museum Berlin

View of Mischa Kuball, res·o·nant, Jewish Museum Berlin, 2017. Photo: Archiv Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf.

Mischa Kuball

Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
10969 Berlin
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Beginning on November 17, 2017, the Jewish Museum Berlin will be presenting res·o·nant, a light and sound installation by the conceptual artist Mischa Kuball. Across 350 square meters of the Rafael Roth Gallery, in the basement of the Daniel Libeskind building, visitors will traverse a three-dimensional multi-part installation that will also be shown in public spaces in Berlin through 2019.

In the first phase of the project, a site-specific light and sound installation by Mischa Kuball will be shown in three of the four Voids that traverse the museum building. These gaps are the most significant architectural elements of the building, which opened in 2001 and whose materiality and impact Kuball is now exploring.

In the 24-meter-tall spaces, rotating projectors will cast light fields shaped like the Voids’ blueprints on the walls and ceilings. Spinning mirror elements and stroboscopic flashes are designed to spark “resonance between architecture and skin”, says Mischa Kuball, describing res·o·nant.

The installation’s sound component consists of 60-second audio clips that accompany the rotating projections. These pieces of music were chosen from original works by more than 50 composers, musicians, DJs, and producers. An open call invites musicians to submit their own contributions for the installation.

In the second phase of the project, in 2018, there will be performances and concerts at the Jewish Museum Berlin as well as various interventions in public space. Again, the Voids’ blueprints will be brought outdoors to draw attention to the art installation in urban gathering places, transcending the physical boundaries of the museum.

A volume accompanying the overall project will be released in 2018.

Participating musicians:
John Zorn / Roedelius / Jürgen Paape / Stabil Elite / Kreidler / Thomas Fehlmann / Heiner Goebbels / Frank Bretschneider / Emmanuel Witzthum / Monika Werkstatt (AGF, Barbara Morgenstern, Beate Bartel, Danielle de Picciotto, Gudrun Gut, Islaja, Lucrecia Dalt, Pilocka Krach, Sonae) / Ihor Holubizky / Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator / Pamela Z / Dee C’rell / Michael Scheibenreiter / Eberhard Kranemann / Andrew Pekler / Robert Kolinsky / Florian Bocksrucker / Alessandro Gaia / Karl Felix Bionek / Marlon T.L. Fink / Thomas Klein / Lucas Croon / Kobermann aka Johannes Piller / Hans W Koch / Axel Heilhecker / Zafraan Ensemble / Minou Oram / BAR / Kurt Hentschläger / Odysseas Klissouras & Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos / Ascion / Alma Quartet / Michele Pedrazzi / Florian Scheibein / Söhnlein Brilliant / Alex Wirth / XAMBUCA / Yejin Gil / Tim Schumacher aka DJ Normal 4 / Midori Hirano / Anja Penner / Luis Negron / Opera Factory Freiburg & Holst-Sinfonietta / Ross Downes / Cass. aka Niklas Rehme-Schlüter / Michal Zietara / Krzysztof Honowski / Hans Nieswandt / Ali Chakav

Mischa Kuball
Mischa Kuball, born in Düsseldorf in 1959, has been working in the public and institutional sphere since 1977. Since 2007, Mischa Kuball has been a professor for public art at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne and associate professor for media art at Hochschule für Gestaltung/ZKM, Karlsruhe. Since 2015, he has been a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, Düsseldorf. In 2016 he was honored with the German Light Award.


Program Director: Léontine Meijer-van Mensch
Curators: Gregor H. Lersch, Klaus H. Teuschler
Press contact: Katharina Schmidt-Narischkin (Senior Press Officer)
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