Wolfgang Oelze (ed)
Fuzzy Dark Spot
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is an exhibition project, curated by Wolfgang Oelze. It will be accompanied by publications in form of a magazine.
On occasion of the exhibition at Raum für Zweckfreiheit, Berlin, from Sept. 24 – Oct. 23, 2011, this magazine will be issued.

Participating artists: John von Bergen, Goesta Diercks, Heike Mutter und Ulrich Genth, Wolfgang Oelze, Stefan Panhans, Alexander Rischer, Oliver Ross, Andrea Winkler

“Fuzzy” refers to the fibrous, diffused, the blurred... it introduces a dark and unconscious side. The spot thus finds it’s location between diffused stains and landmarks, designating both clarification and contamination of an image. Users of technical devices are often discussing ”fuzzy dark spots” in internet forums, asking each other questions about disturbing marks seen in their digital pictures. The concepts of “good things” and “man is measure of all things” are also suggesting their incomprehensible, terrifying drawback by the marks mentioned before.
Does the dark feeling have a location, and what would that area look like? This space referred to not only relates to landscape (as in romantic paintings) but is located and visualized through psychology, neuroscience and genetics. The incomprehensibility of science naturally evokes questions concerning the unclear, the faulty, the blind spot. The complexity and fuzziness of these spaces invite artistic interaction. This obscure territory engaged then becomes a fascinating, dark place for imagining. Superstition, cinematic exaggeration, absurd concepts, enigmatic fragments, dissolving matter, and ruinous landscapes are materials for artistic manipulation, which are explored in this exhibition.

The literary scholar Thomas Gann is inspecting in his essay the paths of a search for those dark zones in the German literature of the 18th and 19th centuries; Thomas Gann “Logic of Blur 1800/1900: Dark Imaginations, Unknown Continents, Clouds, Hazy Air”.

Berlin 2011, 28 page, 19,6 x 27,8 cm, Softcover, English/German

ISBN 978-3-86895-208-7 {Available}