Bietigheim-Bissingen, foyer of Dürr AG
Joachim Fleischer: »Weiße Zeit«
Humans and robots work hand in hand at Dürr, an engineering company in Bietigheim-Bissingen. Stuttgart artist Joachim Fleischer is best known for his light installations, but he visited Dürr to cast his artist's eye over their robotic systems. The result was a photographic exploration of the complex relationship between man and machine. How does it fascinate, move, annoy or frighten us?
His photo series was on display at the Städtische Galerie in Bietigheim-Bissingen. Fleischer also worked on another project in the entrance lobby at Dürr: a robotic light installation. Its protagonists were three robots, with ›limbs‹ and movements that made them appear remarkably lifelike. Under the title »Weiße Zeit« (White Time), Fleischer questioned the behaviour of robots and humans and our perceptions of time, speed and efficiency.
Joachim Fleischer, born 1960 in Höll/Altann in Upper Swabia, studied sculpture and intermedia design at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. As a freelance artist, he creates light installations, art-in-construction projects, and works involving robotics and performances.
He has taught at a number of universities, including the Cooperative University in Ravensburg, the State University of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, the State Academy of Music and Fine Arts in Stuttgart, the Osaka Institute of Technology and the Intermedia Department in Budapest.
Fleischer has received numerous awards and worked on projects for institutions such as the Schwarzenbach Art Collection in Zurich, the City of Munich and the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen. He has held international exhibitions in Basel, Graz, Budapest, Reykjavik, Bristol, Barcelona and Tokyo. He lives and works in Stuttgart.
11–27 October 2018
24 July–14 October 2018