Szepanski, Prinzenallee.a Play without Dialog, Photograph,
her installations the Berlin artist Birgit Szepanski composes an aesthetic
form of urban space using word and image, in which the walls, floor,
windows and doors of the exhibition space become part of the art work.
Taking regular walks through urban localities is a major part of the
artist's production process, during which she collects thoughts, words
and images of the city for her exhibition projects in Germany and
abroad. There is a correlation between the architectural and bibliophile
aspects in her artist's books, photographs, films and audio pieces.
part of the exhibition series "Art and Text" Birgit Szepanski
will present a site specific work for Art Laboratory Berlin. Prinzenallee.
A Play without Dialog is an installation encompassing both exhibition
rooms, and relating to the street outside the art space in Berlin-Wedding.
Film, photography and text envisage traces of this street. In an
explicitly minimalist manner the street unfolds into the exhibition
space. In her texts Birgit Szepanski consciously lets different
literary genres intermingle: Description and narration, transcripts
and monologues transform the play into an urban labyrinth, where
fiction and reality seem to oscillate. The exhibition space becomes
a crime site and the visitor a voyeur, who enters intimate urban
zones through image, sound and text.