January 12, 2008 - Dornbracht Culture Projects - Noises for Ritual Architecture
January 12, 2008

Noises for Ritual Architecture

Noises for Ritual Architecture

During the imm Cologne’s Passagen, the Dornbracht Culture Projects series presents the first collection of Noises for Ritual Architecture in the Bathroom. MEM, LOGIC and ELEMENTAL (vol. 1-3) reflect the relationship between space, material and movement through ritual architecture and invites people to view the bathing experience as a holistic process. The presentation takes place in a SoundSpa – designed especially for
the exhibition.

Reservations for the SoundSpa can be made at www.dornbracht.com/noises
Noises for Ritual Architecture will be available on iTunes before long.

14. – 20.01.2008
Open daily 2:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Meiré und Meiré FACTORY
Lichtstrasse 26–28, Cologne Ehrenfeld

Concept and Design Mike Meiré
Mike Meiré has been working as an art director, artist, designer, architect, photographer, curator, editor and facilitator for the past 25 years. During this time he has implemented numerous innovative projects primarily in the area of editorial design. Now he collaborates with composer Carlo Peters and cg artist Jens-Oliver Gasde to present “Noises for Ritual Architecture” – his third contribution to the Dornbracht Edges series.

Music Carlo Peters
Carlo Peters works as sound artist and composer in the fields of art, film and architecture. Numerous sound installations and performances at museums, art galleries and other cultural institutions. His work features collaborations with various visual artist like Rosemarie Trockel, Carsten Höller, BLESS, Paulina Olowska and Bojan Sarcevic. He studied media and cultural theory at Merz-Akademie Stuttgart and teaches aesthetics of music at University of Siegen and University of Applied Arts Vienna. Lives and works in Cologne.

Computer Generated Animation Jens-Oliver Gasde
Jens-Oliver Gasde was born in Erlangen in 1971. He studied art and media at the University of Art and Design Halle – Burg Giebichenstein as well as the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Since 2001 he has worked on a freelance basis on different projects. Noises for Ritual Architecture is the first time he has been involved in an international culture project.

As a current contribution to the Dornbracht Edges, Noises for Ritual Architecture is the continuation of a series that collects projects at the interface of architecture, design and art. The Edges are platforms, especially for designers and architects, who depict their visions and utopias. Thus in 2001, internationally renowned architects such as David Adjaye and Claudio Silvestrin developed their ideas of the bathroom of the future in ‘Bath modules’. In 2003 Matali Crassat provided a poetic new interpretation of the bathroom in ‘Update / three Spaces in one’, and 2004/2005 the Dornbracht Research Unit ETH Zurich under Prof. Dr. Marc Angéli looked at the acts of cleansing and care from the point of ritual and their ‘Production of space’. Mike Meiré himself created a futuristic “wash-plant” for people in 2004, the “E-R-S – Energetic Recovery System”, which cleanses the spirit as well as the body. In 2006 and 2007 Dornbracht exhibited “The Farm Project” a walk-in installation, curated, designed and developed by Mike Meiré. The Farm Project is the sketch-like image of a farmhouse kitchen transformed into the present time.

The systematic promotion of art and culture has been part of Dornbracht’s corporate thinking since 1997. From the start the company has sought debate with art and the creators of art – a debate that does not functionalise art, but instead lives by and on mutual inspiration.



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