Simulation, Adaption, Illusion und Pose
Lecture series of the Hessischen Theaterakademie in the realm of Festival der jungen Talente!
Thursday, July 5, 2012, 7 pm, Simon Denny, Information Design Attempts, (in English)
In his installations Simon Denny has worked with the relics and ruins of past media formats - for example, the development from box-shaped monitors to the contemporary LCD monitors and the aesthetics and forms which arose out of the use of these instruments - some of which have long since become obsolete. In his publication „Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation” published this spring he underlined the effects and sometimes inflationary and function-negating use of design-tools may have. In his lecture at Hessische Theaterakademie he will present his way of working which could be seen to be based on a quasi-archeological approach to the objects, instruments and reality of media, which seem to always be directed towards the future.
Simon Denny is a visual artist and lives in Berlin. In addition to group exhibitions at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Kunstwerke Berlin (both 2011), Malmö Konsthall, Witte de With, Rotterdam (both 2010) and at Sydney Biennale 2008, he presented group exhibitions at Aspen Art Museum (2012), at Aachener Kunstverein (2011) and Halle für Kunst Lüneburg (2010). Beyond that he developed the settings for overview exhibitions at ICA London (2012) and Kölnischer Kunstverein (2010). Simon Denny is being represented by Michael Lett, Auckland, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln and Berlin, and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York.