The solo exhibitionYou can just reach for me of the Swiss artist Hannah Weinberger presents video and sound works in the Remise specifically developed for the Kunstverein Braunschweig as well as a performance which unfolds over the exhibition's duration: (street) musicians will perform unannounced in the Kunstverein’s front courtyard, creating an acoustic backdrop over the course of the exhibition. In her site-specific installations, Hannah Weinberger brings together video, sound, and performance in order to create immersive spaces. The visual and aural layers of her work are mostly drawn from her archive of field recordings. Bustling squares, neon signs, underwater worlds in public aquariums, footage from train windows, an accordionist on the sidewalk, a park—these are the types of images and sounds that Hannah Weinberger records in transit. The settings are non-places like airports, train stations, city centers and zoo facilities; the scenes, familiar everyday moments whose omnipresence have made them almost interchangeable. The artist deliberately eschews chronological narration in her works, instead she edits the film footage asynchronously. What interests the artist are the non-linear relationships between images, memory and time in a mediatized society. Through adding supplementary layers of sound—like recordings from the urban landscape and the artist’s improvised singing—Weinberger strengthens the effects of the original images and gives them new, and at times even irritating, significance.
As part of the exhibition, there will also be a publication in which a virtual dialogue between Hannah Weinberger, Nikola Dietrich, Scott Cameron Weaver, Tenzing Barshee, and Miriam Bettin will address issues surrounding contemporary communication, friendship, and network society.
Hannah Weinberger (*1988 in Filderstadt, DE / CH & USA) lives and works in Basel. In 2013 she completed her studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. In addition to participating in the 2013 Lyon Biennale, her work has also recently been shown in solo exhibitions at the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (2016); the Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2016); the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (2015); the Kunsthaus Bregenz (2014); the Kunsthalle Basel (2012); and the Swiss Institute, New York (2012), among others. She was awarded the Kiefer Hablitzel prize in 2017, and from 2011 to 2013, she was involved in running the project space Elaine at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel. Hannah Weinberger has taught at the Institut Kunst in Basel since 2016.
Curator: Miriam Bettin
The exhibition HANNAH WEINBERGER has been made possible by:
Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft
Schweizer Kulturstiftung prohelvetia
The publication has been made possible by:
Öffentliche Versicherung Braunschweig
The Kunstverein Braunschweig is sponsored by:
Stadt Braunschweig, Kulturinstitut