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(Re)Spacing – „Jamais-vu“
Dance performance by and with Emma Jane Howley + Jeff Pham

Thursday, 13.07.2023, 7 pm, Kunsthalle Giessen
In cooperation with Stadttheater Giessen
Fig.: Stadttheater Giessen
With the series “(Re)Spacing”, the successful cooperation between the Kunsthalle Gießen and the Stadttheater Gießen will relaunch in July 2023, with members of the dance ensemble developing choreographies and performances that will be shown uniquely at the Kunsthalle.

The first piece is the dance performance “Jamais-vu” by and with Emma Jane Howley and Jeff Pham. In it, the two dancers are inspired by the recent exhibition Forced Amnesiaby the Luxembourg artist Mary-Audrey Ramirez, which showed fantastic worlds and creatures in the form of sculptures and digitally generated images and video animations that seem to encroach on our everyday world. In their performance, Howley and Pham let these creatures materialise once again in modified form and deal with the question of how an encounter with the foreign and the other could proceed. What form of contact and cooperation can be imagined between these beings themselves, as well as between them and us humans?

Unstable Planetary Spaces
Adenike Titilope Oladosu + Don’t Follow the Wind with Ahmet Öğüt and Eva & Franco Mattes

Artists Talk: Thursday, 06.07.2023, 6 pm, Kunsthalle Giessen
Duration: 06. – 11.07.2023
In cooperation with Panel on Planetary Thinking, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen
Fig.: Adenike Titilope Oladosu
Fig.: Don’t Follow the Wind
First time guest at Kunsthalle Giessen: The Panel on Planetary Thinking is a think tank at JLU Giessen that explores sustainability issues from a planetary perspective and communicates them to the public. From July 6th to July 11th 2023, fellows of the “Planetary Scholars & Artists in Residence” program will present the results of their projects on the theme of UNSTABLE PLANETARY SPACES. The exhibition will be complemented by filmic installations and an Artists Talk on 6th July 2023. In tandems between art and science, the fellows of our innovative fellowship program work on the meaning of not simply live on an ever-changing planet, but actually being a part of it. 

Nigerian climate activist Adenike Titilope Oladosu (I Lead Climate Action) examines satellite imagery of the Lake Chad region – a body of water that has lost a full 90% of its volume since the 1960s. By this, she provides insights into the multi-layered conflicts of a vital space for the region’s people and wildlife, and thus creates a basis for a peaceful conflict resolution.

UK-based curator and author Jason Waite(Don’t Follow the Wind)shows how non-human creatures make the radioactively contaminated Fukushima exclusion zone their home again. Comparing video footage from Fukushima to scenes captured in forests around Giessen, his project documents the transitory nature of planetary spaces in the presence and absence of various living beings.

The Artists Talk will take place in English and will be introduced in German. Pre-registration (panel@planet.uni-giessen.de) is requested.



In cooperation with the Gießener Allgemeine Zeitung, the Kunsthalle Gießen has launched a new series entitled ‘What’s on your wall’, in which it asks people working in the cultural sector with a connection to the Kunsthalle what hangs on their walls – at home or in the office.
All features appear once monthly in the GAZ and on the Kunsthalle Gießen’s digital platforms.


Choreographic-performative interventions during the intervals between exhibitions
The Kunsthalle Giessen in cooperation with the Stadttheater Giessen / Tanzcompagnie Giessen
During the intervals between deinstallation and installation of an exhibition, dancers from the Tanzcompagnie Gießen will present independently developed choreographies that draw on the Kunsthalle Gießen. The choreographic-performative interventions respond to the unique situation within the Kunsthalle, which is otherwise unseen by visitors.