the echo of the sign of writing
Workshop with Dominique Hurth
from 10 am till 6pm (with one hour break)
From the handling of material between hands, the folding of paper, the turning of a page, towards a move of a body part in space, the building with words, the making in speech, or the precise placing of things, writing can be understood as something more than a construction of words within a sentence to be delivered in speech or diction. This workshop will include playful experiments in writing both on paper, in space and in speech, and will result in a published moment (performative, printed, immaterial, etc.).
The workshop is free and open to the public but with a limited number of participants.
If you want to participate please let us know and contact email@example.com.
In the formats of exhibitions, editions and readings, Dominique Hurth is interested in the framing and reading of objects and events, folding and unfolding them into non-linear historical narratives. Edison, Mathias Rust, Le Corbusier, Pavlov’s experiment table, Herbert Bayer’s exhibition designs meet France Gall, the countdown to zero, Rodin, Sarah Bernhardt, Cessna, Mallarmé, Anna Atkins, Pauline Oliveros, Claude Chappe, or Heinlein, thus transposing historical data into a subjective voice-over. Between fiction and facts, the created installations operate as abstracted containers for narratives, unloading highly different readings of History, in which recording technology, popular culture, science (fiction) oscillate with art history, modernism or literature: thus merging fact and fiction, image and caption, form and word.
Born in Colmar, France (1985), Dominique Hurth received a BA in Fine Arts from the Saint Martin’s School of Art, London, 2005; and received her MA in Visual Arts (DNSAP) from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris in 2009 (atelier C. Boltanski). 2010-11 she has been awarded a research and production bursary at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL. In 2012-13 she was recipient of the Fellowship in Art at Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, AT.
She had residencies at Triangle France (Marseille), Can Xalant (Mataró) in 2011 and 2012, and Østre (Bergen) in 2015. In 2014-15, Hurth is awarded the Prize of the Berliner Senate / Governing Mayor of Berlin at ISCP, New York; as well as a research grant from the FNAGP (Paris). In 2015, she received the Research and Working Grant for Visual Artists from the Berliner Senate. In 2015, she received the Research and Working Grant for Visual Artists from the Berliner Senate, followed by the Pollock Foundation Grant in 2016-17. Forthcoming projects include a new body of work investigating four boxes of cyanotypes in the collection of Photography at the Smithsonian Archives, Washington, DC.
She has exhibited at various museums, galleries, and off-site projects in Europe and the USA, and has also contributed to several art and culturally related publications internationally.
Recent projects include group shows at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Fundacio Tapies, Barcelona; Villa Oppenheim – Museum Charlottenburg, Berlin; Tiroler Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck; LOOK 13 – Liverpool International Photography Festival; MAMO – Cité Radieuse, Marseille; Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen; after the butcher, Berlin; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Literature House, Aarhus; Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen; Fiebach-Minninger, Köln; Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona; MABA Nogent-sur-Marne; Haeler Echo, NYC; CRIC, Nîmes; FRAC Bretagne; Paris Internationale; solo shows at Souterrain and clockwork gallery Berlin; Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck; Wildtsches Haus, Basel; Die Raum, Berlin; a commissioned work on the Ku’Damm, Berlin, and a series of readings in Marseille, Rotterdam, Innsbruck, Paris and Berlin. She also publishes frequently in the format of artist editions and pamphlets. Her first book «language in the darkness of the world through inverse images» was published in 2012, followed by «séance de lecture» in 2016.