(2003 — 2021)

Situations

– selected works

Situations

– selected works

Space of Difference, 2019
3-channel video installation
“Visionäre Räume – Spaces of Difference”, Kunstverein Neuhausen

10 years ago, the Kunstverein Neuhausen took over the former Jesuit Chapel on the outskirts of Neuhausen as a project and exhibition venue. In the meantime, new buildings have been built around the former chapel and new settlement projects have been started. This has not only changed the peripheral location of the project space, which has moved more to the centre, but also the land prices. The Kunstverein with its surroundings is thus becoming a valued real estate object. FAMED has invited an energeticist and a healer into the rooms of the Kunstverein in order to analyse them energetically, to free them from negative energies if necessary and to adjust them anew. This act of cleansing establishes a connection to the former spiritual use of the chapel and, with the construction of an energetic protection wall, at the same time points the way to a future and alternative use that could exist independently of economic cycles of utilisation. Susanne Jakob

Photo: Videostill

Clean Lines, 2013
Video #6, 69 min.
2-channel video projection
“Reading the Cities”, The Brno House of Arts

The video installation gives an overview of the iconic Villa Tugendhat by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Brno (Czech Republic) from the perspective of the daily work of cleaning and maintenance. The double projection depicts always one room while being cleaned and on the other side a room left after the cleaning. The entropic nature of the building – it‘s abandonment – gives an idea of the historic dimension of the house and the individual tragedy of the former residents.

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Photo: Videostill

Go West, 2013
Video #7, 7:35 min.
“Hallo Westen!”, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven

Photo: Videostill

Wallwork #9, 2013
cigarette machine filled with smuggled cigarettes
L40, Berlin

Photo: Ludger Paffrath

Untitled [Home], 2008
Video #3, 3:50 min.
MDF, dispersion paint, Ulmer stool (modified), monitor speaker
“Out of Place”, ASPN, Leipzig 2009

Photos: FAMED (production still), Uwe Walter (installation view)

Untitled, 2008
Video #2, 5:20 min.
“Is This Happening?”, Steinle Contemporary, Munich

Photo: Videostill

Untitled, 2007
postcard, offset print
“Fade to Grey”, Bell Street Project Space, Vienna

Photos: Nadim Vardag, FAMED

Untitled, 2005
wooden lath, catalogue Flick Collection
“We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service”, Galerie Laden für Nichts, Leipzig

Photos: FAMED

[Famed] II, 2004
performance, multiple
logo, tattoo, silkscreen print
Art Frankfurt

[Famed] II offered buyers the chance to become an integral part of a work by FAMED. The purchase of the work was synonymous with a tattoo of the group’s logo onto the buyer’s skin. This performative fusion of collector and work was then documented in photographs.

Photos: FAMED

[Your Name], 2004
performance, unicum
tattoo
Pilot:1, International Art Forum, Union Gallery, London

[Your Name] is the provisional title of a work that can only be completed at the moment of purchase. The work consists of a script, a performance, and a documentation of the performance. The buyer first receives the script, which functions as a guarantee of the performance’s later realization but which can also be sold, loaned or exhibited. The script describes the performance; the buyer decides when it will be executed. During the performance, the name of the buyer is tattooed on each of the three FAMED artists, thus bringing the work to an end. To conclude, the name of the buyer becomes the name of the work, thereby creating a further inscription.

Wanderbühne, 2004
(Moveable Stage)
For the opening speeches on the occasion of the Marion-Ermer-Award Neues Museum Weimar 2006
MDF

Photo: Maik Schuck

Good News For People Who Love Bad News, 2004
sculpture, live concert (3:15 min.)
MDF, wooden structure, drums
Galerie Laden für Nichts, Leipzig

Photos: FAMED

Making An Artist [Rien ne va plus], 2004
MDF, dispersion paint, concept on paper, postcard
Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig

Making An Artist (Rien ne va plus) examined forms of non-material and material recognition. In this work, FAMED offered to take over the administration of the jury prize of the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, which is awarded annually within the framework of the open house period. The prize money is meant to be used to develop a marketing strategy for the award-winning work not created by FAMED. The prize money was to be used solely for the nominated work, with the goal of increasing, within a year, the material as well as the symbolic value of both the winning artist and the artists’ group FAMED. FAMED agreed to contribute its own labour and exhibition rooms to the cause and to contribute articles to relevant catalogues and make its own social network available.

Photo: Anna KO

Good News For People Who Love Bad News, 2004
Video #1, 14:33 min.
DVD, monitor, cardboard box
Neues Museum Weimar (Prellergalerie) 2006

Photos: Maik Schuck (installation view), FAMED (production still)

(2003 — 2021)

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