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Karin Bartels

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Atlas overview research & story “Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor." Screenshot, Montage © Karin Bartels
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Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor. (Bench design) © Karin Bartels
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Map Encounters Europe, "Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor.” Screenshot © Karin Bartels
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Map Encounters Paris, "Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor.” Screenshot © Karin Bartels
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“Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor." map QOH Screenshot / Fragment © Karin Bartels
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Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor. (Atlas fragment) Screenshot / Fragment © Karin Bartels
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Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor. (Atlas fragment story) Screenshot / Fragment © Karin Bartels
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"Chance Encounters | a Gesture, an Object, a Décor.” Map fragment Screenshot/Fragment © Karin Bartels
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"À la recherche du broche perdu. ♣♥♦♠" © Karin Bartels
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"À la recherche du broche perdu. ♣♥♦♠" Social Media © Karin Bartels
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Punctum de Vue © Karin Bartels
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Punctum de Vue (research fragment) Screenshot / Fragment © Karin Bartels
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Punctum de Vue (research fragment) Screenshot / Fragment © Karin Bartels
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Punctum de Vue (research fragment) Screenshot / Fragment © Karin Bartels
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Punctum de Vue (research fragment) Screenshot / Fragment © Karin Bartels
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Sur ton répondeur Video © Karin Bartels
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Sur ton répondeur (projection) Video © Karin Bartels
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Quick Facts
Schools
Institut des hautes études en arts plastiques (Iheap), Paris
Gerrit Rietveldacademie, Amsterdam, BDes
Tags
archive, atlas, writing, research, storytelling, mixed-media, conceptual, digital
Statement

 

There is no meaning if meaning is not shared, and not because there would be an ultimate or first signification that all beings have in common, but because meaning is itself the sharing of Being. 

- Jean-Luc Nancy

 

The practice of Karin Bartels is research based and arises by operating in daily life. Central to the development of the work are the results coming from subjective micro research in public space. She creates small interventions, makes and collects maps, clippings, sketches, drawings, takes photographs, screenshots as well as notes of chance encounters for example. She archives all those bits and pieces that speak to her from the world around her, both online and offline. This expanding archive then functions as building material for her interactive Atlases. The Atlas structure begins as a chain of related and non-related topics and grows into a rhizomatic web of information by using imagination and chance. Through these Atlases she searches for the meaning of the collected information and tries to discover whether there is a coherence between the alternative knowledge that she generates. In part these Atlases are a work in their own right, sometimes open to participants or joined in the form of a lecture or a narrative, but they also serve as a source that sprouts into (new) projects.

 

 

Note: The artworks on view are fragments from my research and work, these elements are entwined and give an impression of the visual landscape of my practice