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"Do All Oceans Have Walls?" 17.05. 1998 - 26.07.1998

Hinrich Sachs

"Risiko(verhalten)" (risk behaviour), a public conversation with guests on June 19, 1998, Location: Guesthouse of the University Bremen

The artist Hinrich Sachs invites people of different profession, to talk about the phenomenon of „risk“:

An architect, who decided to go into business for herself; a sociologist, who defines the phenomenon of risk as being characteristic of the modern world; a canyoning specialist, who publicizes his tours by referring to the thrill of risky experiences in nature, but on the other side strives to eliminate any dangerous situations in advance and a heart surgeon, who holds that progress in heart surgery should in no case be based on risky decisions.

The conversation about risks always includes the conversation about the opposite: Safety and the ability to plan in advance.

(Translated from catalogue text)

20 local and international artists participated in the exhibition project „Do all Oceans Have Walls“ launched by GAK (association of modern art)

Along the Weser river, they produced art works, which are typical for the urban situation in Bremen and therewith created some kind of urban redefinition. Focus of interest was the direct face-off with the public to encourage new experiences with the environment.

Participants: Dennis Adams, Biefer / Zgraggen, Olafur Eliasson, Annika Eriksson, Malachi Farrell, Peter Friedl, Lucy Gunning, Fabrice Gygi, Alfredo Jaar, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Ange Leccia, Claude Lévêque, Ann Lislegaard, Aernout Mik, Marylène Negro, Hinrich Sachs, Eran Schaerf und Eva Meyer, Ross Sinclair, Bob & Roberta Smith, Stephen Willats Curators of the project: Horst Griese, Eva Schmidt


Do All Oceans Have Walls?

Herausgeber: Griese, Horst; Schmidt, Eva
Text: Eine Ausstellung in 21 Projekten. 17.Mai - 26.Juli 1998 in Bremen
Jahr: 1998
ISBN: 3-926865-18-0