Deutsches Haus at NYU presents “Passage”, a performance and sound installation with members of the New York Choral Society in the building and courtyard of Deutsches Haus at NYU. This performance negotiates the cultural and linguistic polyphony of New York and its immigration history. It is a collaboration between artist Anna Schimkat and artist Felix Kindermann. Both artists are currently Artists in Residence at ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Project.
Felix Kindermann’s work addresses the relationship between humans and their environment, inter-human communication, and the relationship between individuality and collectivity through sculpture, sound art, performance, photography, video, and printmaking. By (de)constructing and (re)assembling objects, architectures and languages, Kindermann examines reciprocity. The artist is interested by the physical, mental, and social dimensions of the human body, which he reflects by assembling self-reflexive entities from fragmented parts. Felix Kindermann has exhibited work at Museum Ludwig and Simultanhalle, Cologne; KANAL- Centre Pompidou, Brussels; and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, among others.
Anna Schimkat is a visual artist who has expanded her work into sound art through installations and performances. Schimkat creates spaces that sharpen perception and force the perceiver’s action. Her sound materials include self-made instruments and field recordings of her main instrument, the world around us. Anna Schimkat has exhibited work at Z.i.m.m.t., Germany; RE:FLUX 16, Festival D’Art Sonore, Canada; and Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Germany, among others.
Time and Date: 6:00 - 7:00pm on Friday, May 5th 2023
Location: In-person at Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003