SALTS Birsfelden: On Fire, 2019

Group exhibition, performances; 11 April –11 May, 2019 pdf press release and images

With Melanie Bonajo, Samira Elagoz, Juliana Huxtable, Carolyn Lazard, Leigh Ledare, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Tobias Madison, Markus&Markus, Shayok Mukhopadhyay, Christoph Schlingensief, Martine Syms, Johannes Willi, Sasha Wortzel with Morgan Bassichis. Opening with Jannik Giger, Legion Seven, and Awet Tesfazghi

 

Curated by Benedikt Wyss with Boris Nikitin (Basler Dokumentartage) and Samuel Leuenberger (SALTS Birsfelden)

Commissioned by the Basler Dokumentartage 19. Supported by Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt, Swisslos Basel-Landschaft, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Christoph Merian Stiftung, SüdKulturFonds, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, zürich moves!, Deli Projects, SALTS, L. + Th. La Roche-Stiftung, Institut Kunst – HGK FHNW, Basel, Tweaklab, Bravo Ricky, Verein EVAV a.o.

Liveliness, disease, and mortality are inscribed in the moving image. Presenting new and older film and video works, the exhibition «On Fire – Vulnerable Footage» investigated human vulnerability as a potential to represent, uncover, cope, interfere.

The extensive video group show was located in ten rooms on the grounds of SALTS: the main rooms, garages, and a washroom of the former butchery, a new building in the courtyard, a tent (video installation by Shayok Mukhopadhyay), the pavilion (by Sol Calero, converted into an exhibition space), and a replica of a NYC rooftop water tank (by Lena Henke, converted into an exhibition space).


27. September 2020

[DE] m2act & KOKON: Ko-Kreation in den Darstellenden Künsten – Samstag, 10. Oktober 2020, 10–18 Uhr, Südpol Luzern! Aus dem Programmtext: «Deine Erfahrungen, Erkenntnisse und Ideen zu Ko-Kreation sind gefragt! Den m2act-Kicko …mehr

17. September 2020

This evening we will show a video installation by Puck Verkade on Dreispitz at Club Elysia as "Explorers Film Club", 8–10pm, looped, enter and exit when you want. Mask. With great roof terrace, music, drinks, free samosa, open end, Puck. …mehr

22. July 2020

Camp Solong is happening again, now for its fourth summer session – this year, in the rolling hills of the Swiss countryside, hosted by Country SALTS, for the weekend of 28 – 31 August (Friday 10 am to Monday 10 am). Right NOW, Camp So …mehr

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Media:

Cura Magazine
Contemporary Art Switzerland
Artviewer

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Hauptstrasse 12
4127 Birsfelden

www.salts.ch

Photos opening: Nicolas Gysin
Graphic design: Ronnie Fueglister

Thank you to Medhanie Abraham and Adam Bagnowski with Fabián Rivera, Chris Handberg, Fred Kieschnick, Stephan Kümin, Johannes Willi, Lea Leuenberger, Elia Bianchi, Sandra Lichtenstern, and Martina Kausch, Chus Martínez, Stefan Mireke, Jannik Giger, Abdurahim Ahmed, Matthias Pugin, Cevat Sari and Olivier Rossel.

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