below zero



on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 8 p.m.

Welcome: Monika Schnetkamp, Arthena Foundation
Introduction: Julia Höner, KAI 10
Sound Performance by PYROLATOR starting 9 p.m.

DURATION:                       September 11-19, 2010, daily 12-5 p.m.
LIGHT IN DARKNESS:     Saturday, September 18, 2010, 7-2 p.m.
The exhibition in KAI 10 will be open at the same time ZERO foundation’s Light in Darkness (address: Zollhof 11)
Sound performance by PYROLATOR at midnight

The title of the exhibition refers to the location and name of the study project Minus1, which was initiated by Düsseldorf artist and Professor for Media Art Mischa Kuball as an experimental laboratory at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Together with Minus1 artists Tobias Daemgen, Moritz Ellerich, und Julius Schmiedel, Mischa Kuball will set up an exhibition that connects light and space, while at the same time focusing on the fleeting nature and semantic mutability of light. The ideas of the Düsseldorf-based artists’ group ZERO reverberate throughout the exhibition forging connections between historical and contemporary artistic experiments with light.

For the first time, KAI 10 and the Arthena Foundation will cooperate with the ZERO foundation, Düsseldorf, in presenting Light in Darkness, a series of artistic interventions, lectures and discussions revolving around the heritage of ZERO, on September 18, 2010. In conjunction with Light in Darkness, KAI 10 will be open till 2 a.m. The artists’ light experiments at KAI 10 will build a thematic bridge between both places in the course of this special night of light and art at Düsseldorf’s MediaHarbour. During the opening of below zero and on the occasion of Light in Darkness, KAI 10 will present a musical performance by PYROLATOR, which will involve a combination of light, movement, sound, and visuals.

photo credit: Claus Lange