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9/14/2013 - 1/26/2014
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL: Requiem for a Bank – Exhibition

The exhibition Requiem for a Bank examines the new forms of industry, with a particular focus on the development of global financial markets since 1972 – a time when inflation, rising unemployment and successive oil crises combined with the emergence of new information technologies to give birth to a new kind of financial economy that was no longer dependent on real goods or services.

9/14/2013 - 1/26/2014
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL: Axel Braun – To the benefit of a society of tomorrow for which we build today – Installation

Axel Braun’s project Zugunsten einer Gesellschaft von morgen, für die wir heute schon bauen (To the benefit of the society of tomorrow for which we are building today) explores the history and architecture of the WestLB.

9/14/2013 - 1/26/2014
Exhibition | Dortmunder U


INDUSTRIAL (Research) asks a deceptively simple question: What happened to industry? This question applies not only to the Ruhr but also to large parts of Belgium, Northern France, Northern England, the USA, and formerly socialist states in Eastern Europe. How does the so-called ‘structural change’ affect communities and landscapes globally? And what are its repercussions in art and popular culture?

9/14/2013 - 3/2/2014
Event | Dortmunder U / Unionviertel


From September 2013, to March 2014, the NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL - initiated by Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) - is taking place at the Dortmunder U and Dortmunder Unionviertel. Through various formats including exhibitions, installations, lectures, workshops, film screenings and performances, this four-month-long international festival explores the past, present and future of industry.

Gestaltung: www.laborb.de // Foto © Daniel Hofer

3/23/2013 - 7/28/2013
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

HIS MASTER'S VOICE: On Voice and Language

HIS MASTER'S VOICE: On Voice and Language is an exhibition on the performativity of voice and language, the inauthenticity and uncanniness of speaking, voice as a political speech act, and language as performative utterance.

2/16/2013 - 4/1/2013
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

Eran Schaerf: fm-scenario – broadcasting language – undercover operation – station announcement – error

fm-scenario is a project by Eran Schaerf that examines the construction of mass media and the production of space in the digital era. It consists of a website that allows users to create new narratives with audio bits from an archive of listeners’ calls, various features and news. One such narrative provides the scenario for the artist’s work at HMKV (6th floor of the Dortmunder U), an installation that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction, broadcaster and audience, user and author.

8/25/2012 - 1/6/2013
Exhibition | Dortmunder U

Sounds Like Silence (John Cage – 4'33'' – Silence Today / 1912 – 1952 – 2012)

On the occasion of John Cage's 100th anniversary and the 60th anniversary of the premiere of his famous "silent piece" HMKV shows 42 (mostly contemporary) references to 4'33'' from the fields of art and music as well as works that deal with general questions of e.g. perception of silence or sound ecology.