Marl II
Project public preposition
non_lieux – vier, fünf (Nicht-)Orte in Marl
Year 2017
Institution Urban Lights Ruhr / Urbane Künste Ruhr, Bochum /DE
Place Agentur für Arbeit / Amtsgericht / ehem. Hauptschule / Rathaus, Marl /DE
Curator Katja Aßmann, Melanie Bono, Georg Elben
Technique LED-light tubes, DMX controller, wooden construction
Photographer Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf /DE

non_lieux – vier, fünf (Nicht-)Orte in Marl, Marl, 2017

Mischa Kuball places his art at the intersection of light and urban space. He uses the medium of light to reflect sites and to reflect on them. For URBAN LIGHTS RUHR Mischa Kuball created two light signs that move to various locations in Marl during the exhibition. They are simultaneously a claim and a question: DYSTOPIA or UTOPIA? FINISHED or UNFINISHED? Restlessly, the syllables change through the light and thus not only alter the actual meaning, but also the perception of the location signified. Is this place already finished or is it still in the process of development? Does it tell a good story or does it express the problematic sides of our modern life? (Melanie Bono)