SPECIFIC OBJECTS SHOW AND TELL #2 / by Alexander Hahn

Phanos Kyriacou: Everyone should walk.

Phanos Kyriacou: Everyone should walk

If you get up early and watch the sky to the southeast about an hour to 45 minutes before sunrise, you may be able to see a star appearing close to the position where the sun will come up. It will be visible for perhaps ten days, but by early February you won't be able to see it any more. In the last two weeks of January, if you watch the sky shortly after sunset, you will see a bright star in the southwest. By mid-February, you won't be able to see it any more. If you are able to get a good look at it on a dark night and notice exactly what the stars look like around it, and if you can repeat this on successive nights, then you just might be able to see that it changes its position with respect to those stars, though it happens to be in a part of the sky where there are few bright stars.

The idea of Specific Objects – Show and Tell is to have a look at the stories behind or ‘before’ the finished art work. By inviting a guest to bring an object of his/her choice–which can be a physical object like a book or a film but also a non-physical object like Foucault’s figure of thought or even the inner city of Berlin–, we hope to instigate and stimulate joint reflection and debate with the audience on modes of thought and possible ways of how to make them visible or give them forms.

The program starts at 8 p.m. & the bar will be open.
Donation: 2 EUR