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Jenny Brockmann, „Sitz #12“ mit der Forschungsgruppe

Jenny Brockmann, „Sitz #12“ mit der Forschungsgruppe "Irreversibler Moment", Schering Stiftung, 2016.
Photo: Sebastian Mayer

Jenny Brockmann, Zeichnung

Jenny Brockmann, Zeichnung "Irreversibler Moment", Detail, Schering Stiftung, 2016.
Photo: Sebastian Mayer

Jenny Brockmann, „Irreversibler Moment 20-14-220-9“, Detail, 2014.

Jenny Brockmann, „Irreversibler Moment 20-14-220-9“, Detail, 2014.
Photo: Bernd Hiepe

Jenny Brockmann

Wissensraum ‚Irreversibler Moment‘

Jenny Brockmann

Wissensraum ‚Irreversibler Moment‘


June 24 – July 24, 2016

Exhibition opening:

Thursday, 23. June 2016, 7–9 p.m.

Opening hours:

Thursday through Monday, 1–7 p.m


Schering Stiftung
Unter den Linden 32–34
10117 Berlin

For further information and interview requests with the artist, please contact:
Andrea Bölling, Press & Public Relations, Ernst Schering Foundation
Tel.: +49-30-20 62 29-60 |

“The ‘Irreversible Moment’ is the point in a process after which nothing stays as it was before.” Berlin artist Jenny Brockmann uses these words to describe an instant, that is not easy to grasp, to which the exhibition Open Lab ‘Irreversible Moment’ at the Schering Foundation’s project space is devoted. The exhibition, curated by Nora Mayr, presents Jenny Brockmann’s artistic research of several years for the first time, a work emerging from cooperation between interdisciplinary experts from the fields of chemistry, physics, dance, and music. The starting point of her research is the causation behind fundamental changes in structures, spaces, political and personal situations, and for the sociopolitical significance of the ‘Irreversible Moment’.

In this context the Open Lab ‘Irreversible Moment’ not only becomes a place to document the findings of previous investigations but also serves for the duration of the exhibition as an open laboratory, where visitors can participate in the research process at public lectures or in interdisciplinary workshops. For this Jenny Brockmann designs objects, architectural elements and information carriers, which carry out laboratory functions as well as opening a context for public discussion.

Jenny Brockmann creates works characterized by discursive aesthetics. Besides autonomous objects, Brockmann’s works are always instructive examples and illustrative models of her artistic research as well. In the form of sculptures, interactive spatial arrangements or outlines of thought, for years now the artist has been researching into dynamic, spatial and social processes as well as natural cycles. Brockmann’s works are the starting point for philosophical discourse and questions about patterns of human behaviour and social structures.

A project by Jenny Brockmann, curated by Nora Mayr, supported by Ernst Schering Foundation.
In cooperation with WILLMS NEUHAUS STIFTUNG – Chance and Creation, Humboldt-Gymnasium Berlin-Tegel, Dr. Viktor Bedö (Tacit Dimension), Kevin Bethke (Institute of Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Prof. Dr. Horst Bredekamp/Christina Landbrecht (Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Cluster of Excellence at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Markus Georg (art mediator), Franka Herwig (accordionist), Andreas Menzel (Institute of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Jeremy Wade (dancer, choreographer).

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Side events 

Chance and the 'Irreversible Moment'

July 02, 2016, 4–7 p.m.
Lecture by Horst Bredekamp / Working meeting of the WILLMS NEUHAUS FOUNDATION – Chance and Creation

Prof. Dr. Horst Bredekamp, art historian and representative of the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, will examine the interfaces and meanings of chance and the ‘Irreversible Moment’. The event takes place at the invitation of the WILLMS NEUHAUS FOUNDATION – Chance and Creation, which has devoted its work to the interdisciplinary study of chance since 2013.
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Interpretations of the ‘Irreversible Moment’

July 05, 2016, 7–9 p.m.

Moderator: Christina Landbrecht, Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Contributors: Kevin Bethke (Department of Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Franka Herwig (accordionist), Andreas Menzel (Department of Physics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), and Jeremy Wade (dancer, choreographer)
In the form of lectures, music performances and lecture performances the four participating research partners will provide insights into their individual approaches, and research findings about the ‘Irreversible Moment’.
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Field Research ‘Irreversible Moment’

July 09, 2016, 2–5 p.m.
Interdisciplinary workshop, workshop leader: Viktor Bedö

The workshop is investigating the everyday manifestations of ‘Irreversible Moments’. Based on the theme of the exhibition, workshop participants will develop a working definition of the ‘Irreversible Moment’ and become field researchers, capturing such moments as they experience them in their everyday lives. The workshop will consist of two sessions in the exhibition space and the individual collecting work as field researchers in the interim period. The results of this workshop will flow into the artist's future research and will thus become part of the body of research on the ʿIrreversible Moment’. Exhibition visitors can participate in the research process as silent observers.
5 people can actively participate in the workshop (both dates required).
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Experimental set-ups on the ‘Irreversible Moment’

July 15, 2016, 4–7 p.m.
Two-day children's workshop, workshop leader: Markus Georg

With pupils of the Humboldt-Gymnasium Berlin-Tegel | Closed event, registration not possible
In collaboration with the Humboldt-Gymnasium Berlin-Tegel, art educator Markus Georg and pupils will develop various experimental set-ups relating to the ‘Irreversible Moment’ over the course of a two-day workshop. They will examine and investigate, for example, how the ‘Irreversible Moment’ can be captured visually and will develop their own experimental set-ups, aiming to come closer to ‘Irreversible Moments’ through experiment. All the approaches to these special moments will be documented in the form of photos, texts or illustrations and subsumed in the children's own research book.


Jenny Brockmann

Exhibition Opening "Wissensraum 'Irreversibler Moment'" on June 23, 2016

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Jenny Brockmann (*1976) is a Berlin-based artist and sculptor. She holds an MFA from the University of Fine Arts Berlin (Meisterschülerin of Rebecca Horn) and an MA in Architecture from the Technical University of Berlin. Her sculptures and installation span from the organic to the philosophical and have been exhibited in a variety of international venues including Manege, St. Petersburg; Museo de Arte de El Salvador, San Salvador; NordArt, Rendsburg; Kasko, Basel; St. Pancras, London; Galerie Gerken, Berlin; Museo para la Identidad Nacional, Tegucigalpa; Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin; German Consulate General, New York; The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv; Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, USA, and Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.



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