29. October 2019
Schattenwelten der documenta, 14.+15.11.

Shadow Worlds of documenta

Bertolt Brecht wrote: “Because some are in the dark / And the others are in the light. / And you see the ones in the light / You cannot see those in the dark.” But what if it is precisely the shadow that holds the potential for counter-hegemonic organization and work to change existing conditions? Based on this idea, a public program is dedicated to experiences, memories, affects and aspects of the history of documenta that otherwise find Little attention in the public. We invite you to put yourself in the shade and watch amateur films, update manifests, exchange memories and critically analyze discourses.

Three main topics structure the program:
• Who owns the truth? Insights into documenta
through amateur videos
• At the bottom of the poster. Critical investigations
of myths, discourses and self-conceptions
on documenta exhibitions. What is proclaimed?
And what is being transported?
• Manifests of the Hybrid Work Space, No one is
illegal 1197, 2017, 2019

With cinematic contributions by Heidemarie Peter, Heinrich Poradowski, Helmut Schmalz, Klaus H. Lohmann, R. Gerner, Rainer Lutter und and Herbert Westerhoff, Walter Hildebrandt, Walter Langsdorf, Werner Kossin, Wilfried Kaske, Willi Sonnenfeld, Wolfgang Claus

A lecture by Cornelia Sollfrank
A sound Performance by Grégoire Rousseau
And talks with Simon Großpietsch, Kai-Uwe Hemken, Gerhard Panzer, Mirl Redmann

A project of Mirjam Habtemichael, Katja Häckel, Pia Jansen, Romo Schomerus, Johanna Schreiner

Within the frame of „Medien und Wahrheit“, a seminar of Nora Sternfeld, documenta professor, in cooperation with Alexander Zeisberg, Media Collection, documenta archiv.

Curated by von Julia Stolba

With friendly support of:
documenta und Museum Fridericianum gGmbH


Thursday, 14.11., 14:00-18:30 Uhr


Opening and Introduction Nora Sternfeld und Alexander Zeisberg, Untere Karlsstr. 8, 34117 Kassel


Reading of the manifests of the Hybrid Work
Space (documenta X 1997), Untere Karlsstr. 8, 34117 Kassel


At the bottom of the poster Round-table discussion with Simon Großpietsch, Kai-Uwe Hemken, Gerhard Panzer, Mirl Redmann, Untere Karlsstr. 8, 34117 Kassel

Friday, 15.11., 11:00–22:00 Uhr

11:00–12:30 Uhr

Digital dreams and post-digital awakening

Lecture by Cornelia Sollfrank, Bali Kino, Rainer-Dierichs-Platz 1, 34117 Kassel

14:00–16:00 Uhr

No one is illegal, Round-table discussion, studyroom, Untere Karlsstr. 8, 34117 Kassel

16:30–18:30 Uhr

Who owns the truth?, Round-table discussion, studyroom, Untere Karlsstr. 8, 34117 Kassel

20:30–22:00 Uhr

Sounds of „Cyberfeminism is not using Words without any Knowledge of Numbers“, 
Sound-Performance von Grégoire Rousseau, studyroom, Untere Karlsstr. 8, 34117 Kassel

Opening times:

Thursday, 14.11.2019: 14:00–18:30 

Friday, 15.11.2019: 11:00–22:00