Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Group exhibition
with Sebastian Bartel, Sven Dirkmann, Angelika J. Trojnarski, Anna Weber
Kunsthaus Essen
September 9 – October 14, 2018


Installation view, all works by Angelika J. Trojnarski

From left:
Vertex II, chemicals, paper, graphite, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2017
Cell, chemicals, paper on canvas, 70 x 60 cm, 2017
Trabant, chemicals, paper, charcoal on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2016
Lux I-II, each: chemicals, paper, graphite, 65 x 50 cm, 2018
Spectrum, chemicals, paper, charcoal on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2018
O, chemicals, paper, charcoal on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, 2016


Sparks I-II, chemicals, graphite, paper on canvas, 70 x 50 and 70 x 60 cm, 2018


In the front: Wogender Bernstein, Wood, nails, copper wire, copper discs
Wooden spheres: each ø 17 cm, Copper discs: 2 x ø 16 cm, 1 x ø 18 cm


The installation Wogender Bernstein consists of three wooden spheres each hanging on copper wire in different heights from the ceiling. Reclined on the floor, three copper plates form the respective anti-pole while at the same time transferring the three-dimensional spherical shapes into two-dimensional ones. Scientific electrical experiments are often conducted with circular or semicircular objects. The space between the two poles is of specific relevance as it doesn’t just disclose the void in between, but reveals the hidden forces (as sparks between two electric poles).
The work’s name Wogender Bernstein is based on the phenomenon of static electricity rubbing amber on certain materials – like fur for example. In noble antique households, a larger amber served as a clothes brush; it slid electrostatically on the fabric and attracted the dust particles off it. This was already known by Thales von Milet and was used for very early experiments on electricity. Electron is the Greek word for Amber.





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