DOVE STEP – Britta Thie’s soft version of dubstep

Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016
Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016
Filmstill: Britta Thie „4Kaskade“, 2016.
Filmstill: Britta Thie „4Kaskade“, 2016.

dove step is first physical institutional solo show of German artist Britta Thie and also the first exhibition curated by Kunstverein Göttingen’s new artistic director,  Anja Lückenkemper. The title of the exhibition is a neologism with which Thie references dubstep, a minimalist form of bass-heavy electronic music. Dove Step is Thie’s ‘soft version’ of dubstep and similarly played a significant part in her 2013 work The Emotional Mobility Editorial.

The artist has developed a site-specific ‘future fairy-tale’, a spatialized script containing extracts from popular media, such as comic strips, as well as theoretical references to Cold Intimacies. The Making Of Emotional Capitalism by Eva Illouz. Thie, who is known most recently for her Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany, and ARTE Creative coproduced web-series Translantics (2015), further explores the boundaries between fiction and reality, whilst weaving family archive materials and objects into the dove step narrative. Thie transforms the exhibition space into a colorful, exuberant landscape and presents the viewer with a contemporary survival guide, which analyzes and focuses on the emotional mobility of her generation with a playful sense of humor. Alongside a new series of comic-like paintings (Mama And Nana, 2015, Yoshi ’s Island saved the date, 2015, Happiness Bully, 2015), Thie, together with producer and musician Ville Haimala, has developed and composed a soundtrack for the exhibition examining the concept of ‘voice-overs’. The voice-over hereby functioning as the referential frame, wherein the diary-like poems structure the exhibition space, addressing the viewer and embedding him and her into the narrative.

Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016
Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016
Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016
Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016

Britta Thie (*1987, Minden, Germany) studied fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts Münster, Berlin University of the Arts and Cooper Union of Science and Art, New York. In 2013 she completed her studies as master student of Hito Steyerl at the UDK Berlin. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including Casting Call with SPECIAL SERVICE, Auto Italia South East, London (2014), BLISS feat. mumok, mumok, MUseum MOderner Kunst Foundation Ludwig, Vienna (2014) und Vanity; Pet, Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (2014).

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BRITTA THIE dove step

Curated by Anja Lückenkemper

At Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany

 

Kunstverein Göttingen

Gotmarstraße 1, 37073 Göttingen, Germany

www.kunstvereingoettingen.de

Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016
Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016
Filmstill: Britta Thie „SWISSS TROTTE - Dry Shampoo“, 2015.
Filmstill: Britta Thie „SWISSS TROTTE – Dry Shampoo“, 2015.
Filmstill: Britta Thie „Mall-E“. 2016
Filmstill: Britta Thie „Mall-E“. 2016
Filmstill: Britta Thie „Translantics Episode 5: Friendly Reminder“, 2015. Produced by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt & ZDF in cooperation with ARTE Creative
Filmstill: Britta Thie „Translantics Episode 5: Friendly Reminder“, 2015. Produced by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt & ZDF in cooperation with ARTE Creative
Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016
Britta Thie „dove step“. Exhibition view. © Kunstverein Göttingen, Foto: Phillip Aumann, 2016
Tina Sauerlaender

Tina Sauerlaender

Tina Sauerländer is an art historian, curator and writer based in Berlin. With her label peer to space she has been organizing and curating exhibitions in different fields of contemporary art for several institutions and galleries since 2010, e.g. PORN TO PIZZA—Domestic Clichés (2015), Dark Sides Of… (2015), Across the Lines (2014), Visual Noise (2014), Money Works Part 2 (2014) or Entering Space (2013). She is the author of many texts on contemporary artists for catalogs, magazines or journals, e.g. Taryn Simon, Alicja Kwade, Carsten Nicolai or Anselm Reyle for the Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst. Her website is www.peertospace.eu.

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