views | interrupted

Different perspectives of urban space.

Exhibition by rabirius | sonja ackermann | christian rocas

2. – 18.9.2022.

We move through urban space, but we perceive it differently. What catches the eye of one person is overlooked by another. Some details only become clear to us when we direct our gaze to them.

We can never fully grasp urban space. Time and again, a building blocks our view. In order to see what lies behind it, we have to move to the other side, where, in turn, another building takes away our view.

The parts of the urban space that we cannot perceive, we can imagine. However, each person brings different experiences, so we fill the voids differently.

“Between Towers” by Sonja Ackermann
“White Window” by rabirius
“Departure” by Christian Rocas

We have come together as artists to portray, respond to, and think further about our different perspectives of urban space. We wanted to find out what we see when our view is blocked. To do this, Sonja Ackermannrabirius and I created artworks on the same themes that relate to each other and allow us to look beyond the barriers.

We also extended our gaze in aural realms and therefore rabirius created a soundtrack with his band mockART that revolves around the same themes as our artworks. The soundtrack premiered at the opening, here is a peak through the white window, which is now half open now.

mockART: White Window (half open)

The exhibition’s venue was located in a vintage summer house located in a park in the centre of Frankfurt.

Here are some impressions of the opening on September 1st, 2022:

Frankfurter Künstlerclub e.V.

Nebbiensches Gartenhaus
Im Park der Bockenheimer Anlage
60322 Frankfurt am Main