Marion Orfila’s exhibition Auf alle Ebenen [on all levels] reacts directly to the exhibition spaces of the Künstlerhaus Göttingen. The artist breaches the boundaries of the spatial realm with site-specific
Marion Orfila’s exhibition Auf alle Ebenen [on all levels] reacts directly to the exhibition spaces of the Künstlerhaus Göttingen. The artist breaches the boundaries of the spatial realm with site-specific installations, examining spaces to seek out their characteristics and potential, as well as a keen interest in their shifts and cracks, thereby posing the question what was or could have been, but is not. Her way of working refers to the uncertainties that some places bring with them, but also to the possibility of transforming these.
The artistic interventions – in which materials such as wood, cement and water repeatedly play a key role – surprise, question viewing habits, and affect how visitors move through the exhibition space. One level made of thin cement appears unexpectedly; a plank floor takes shape where it has previously not been, seemingly from another time and place.
For her Göttingen exhibition, Orfila extensively dealt with the floor plans of the Künstlerhaus’ exhibition spaces and layered these like templates. The resulting fictive layers and spaces now find their place within the exhibition context of Auf alle Ebenen. These interventions do not only change the spaces’ structure, but also question what kind of place one is in all together. The title of the exhibition refers to the possibility of another and unfamiliar reality: Building materials suggest stable levels that are at the same time fictitious, fragile and non-accessible, thereby making it pos-sible to experience every place as including the potential of varying perceptions.
Marion Orfila (*1984, Toulouse / FR) lives and works in Berlin. Auf alle Ebenen is her first institutional solo show in Germany. Her site-specific installations have been shown interna-tionally in numerous exhibitions and festivals and she has received several grants, including the work stipend of the Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn. In 2019, she was a fellow of the Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekts.
For the support we thank:
With the kind support of the Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture.
31. Juli (Samstag) - 29. August (Sonntag)
Gotmarstraße 1, 37073 Göttingen
Tuesday – Friday
2 pm – 6 pm
Saturday – Sunday
11 am – 5 pm