The group exhibition 'Ben van Berkel & the Theatre of immanence' is currently taking place at Portikus, in Frankfurt am Main and will run until Jan 13th 2008. The installation titled 'The Thing' consists of an advanced, site specific structure designed by Ben van Berkel, together with Prof. Johan Bettum and Luis Etchegorry and houses a series of works by artists and architects who have participated in the one-year long experimental project, entitled 'The Space of Communication', a project by the Städelschule Architecture Class. The exhibition aims to present the artistic and architectural results of this project to the public. Common to all the projects is that they address the social and inter-relational aspects of communication or spaces of communication. The built structure inside the Portikus is illuminated by multiple, precisely matched digital projections that both enhance and obscure the physical objects, adding information and disinformation, atmosphere and detail, playing on topics of presence, absence, body, and volume.
Further information: http://www.staedelschule-onlinegroup.org/