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Diving in the Anthropocene


Klara Hobza will take you through her endeaver Diving Through Europe, a journey set to take 25-30 years, in which the artist will scuba dive through the European rivers, from the North Sea to the Black Sea.

After 3 years of diligent training, Hobza entered the Rhine river at the mouth of the North Sea near den Hague. At the moment she is crossing through the Dutch canals, aiming at Germany, where she will switch to the Main river, taking her to the Main-Danube-Channel, then the Danube river, all the way to the Black Sea.

This talk encompasses resulting articulations of her endeavor – documentation of a wide array, direct and fictionalized – that lead to drawings, videos, found images and many anecdotes. The artist will explain her inevitable confrontation with geological scopes, resulting in praxinoscopes such as the one seen in the exhibition. It will give through insight into the artistic process of understanding and encountering Europe’s urban waters as Homo Sapiens, and explain why the rocks are the true protagonists of a river. 


Klara Hobza´s (*1980) work orbits around the paradox of biographical events and permanent flux. It is characterised by long-term projects that initially seem impossible, or by staging of intense events and encounters. Her subsequent experiences serve as the raw material for a pictorial articulation through the use of a variety of media and techniques. Her artistic endeavours are justified through petitions signed by fimmakers and artist, lending her works systematic necessity. She currently lives in Berlin and works wherever one allows her to.
Diving through Europe – Hypoxic Training, 2011.


Diving through Europe – The Reality of Things, 2019.



CURATOR
Valeria Schulte-Fischedick
ASSISTANCE
Gustav Elgin / Carola Uehlken
OPENING HOURS
6th of August – 15th of September
Tue—Sunday 
2—7 pm
Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 Berlin

OPENING HOURS
Tue—Sunday
2—7 pm
Kottbusser Str. 10,  10999 Berlin

CURATOR
Valeria Schulte-Fischedick

ASSISTANCE
Gustav Elgin / Carola Uehlken

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