3rd International

Printmaking Symposium

November 12-15, 2015

in Bentlage, Rheine, Germany

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1) Now in Printlab: “Seen Unseen Scene”

Bodies and objects are within space and diegesis within time. Which well lies within the
beholder and the time he takes to view or feel the content of an image.“
freely adapted from Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (Laocoon / 1766)
——————————– ——————————– SEEN UNSEEN SCENE
SEEN UNSEEN SCENE is an inter-medial project by Muzak & Riha. In search of the image aside
the visible a „Touch-Print-Graphic-Film“ has been realized in collaboration with blind people in
Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.
The exhibition SEEN UNSEEN SCENE PrintLAB in Rijsmuseum Twenthe shows the results of
this search in form of an experimental exhibition set-up. Cinematic formal components of image,
time and diegesis are connected in such a way that film sound is audible and images become visible
and haptic experienceable. The recipient is invited to discover a new timing whilst viewing and
touching the images, hence to construct his own film within his imagination. Juxtaposing this
experimental set-up of an understanding of film, is the installed „cinema“ showing the pictures at
such moments in time where they were initially intended to by the projects participants.
In their artistic practice Muzak & Riha work apart the secure areas of film and print. In direct and
close collaboration with layman the media is dismantled, used and reconnected to open up an
alternative perspective.

Experimental film-installation: duration 20 minutes – Loop
Opening exhibition: January 13 to February 28 2016

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3) Print Lab

Five artists set up an artistic laboratory to examine the state of the art of printmaking in the 21st century. Their work is closely related to the overall topic of the symposium: space both in a tangible form and the crossing of borders to other art disciplines. The artists combine different forms of art with printmaking and create unconventional and experimental exhibitions.

September 27–November 15, 2015 Catriona Leahy‘s practice is rooted in printmaking but is emblematic of how the discipline and rigor of the medium can transfer across and inform how she approaches and explores the qualities of different material in her work. Leahy examines time, duration, and memory, both in a personal and wider social context, giving these inherently ambiguous, intangible, and subjective phenomena a material and spatial context. Sites left in a state of abandonment or the “modern ruin” often form a starting point. These sites, always in a state of flux, hovering between temporal zones, hold an eerie and compelling fascination for her.

November 22, 2015–January 3, 2016 The artist duo of Daniela Schlüter and Stefan Demming already came together in 2014 to work on their project Luurn bi de Buern. Together with other artists, they offered insight into the disappearence of agriculture from the public recognition and created exhibitions on farms in the Münsterland region. The cooperation of these artists has a special dynamic: Demming works in the field of media art and refers to Schlüter’s photo etchings.

January 10–February 28, 2016 Karoline Riha and Muzak created the project SeenUnseenScene, in which they examine the search for images in world shaped by visual media. Their work is a hybrid of the inner picture of blind people and the visualization thereof, found in a process of translating and interpretation. A dialog between sighted and blind people formed the basis of the project. Blind people could use printmaking by making use of its three-dimensional tools. By using their tactile sense, they could enter the process of printmaking. Riha and Muzak used the results of this dialog and made these images accessible by using sound recordings, printmaking, and animated film.