Immersion is a site specific intervention by David Weber-Krebs, made of a mural, a sound installation and an assemblage of artefacts selected from the collection of Weltkulturen Museum – Museum of World Cultures in Frankfurt am Main
Immersion has been realized in 2013-14 for Foreign Exchange, an exhibition on the relationship between anthropology and trade, at the Weltkulturen Museum.
Foreign exchange is an account of certain disturbing ways of visualising human beings in the name of science; of the transformation of the human body into that of an object; of the fascination with the Other; of the passion for collecting; of the mission to preserve remote cultures for all eternity; of the need to find systems for that task. And it’s an account of the role that is ultimately always played by money and trade.
The museum collection of more than 1000 artefacts coming from 36 different countries have been combined with artistic research produced in the Weltkulturen Labor by: Peggy Buth (DE), Minerva Cuevas (MX), Luke Willis Thompson (NZ) and David Weber-Krebs (BE), as well as new texts by writers in residence Gabriel Gbadamosi (GB), David Lau (US), and Tom McCarthy (GB). Additional artworks by Marie Angeletti (FR), Lothar Baumgarten (DE), Benedikte Bjerre (DK), Rut Blees Luxemburg (DE), Clegg & Guttmann (US), Rotimi Fani-Kayode (NG), Armin Linke (IT), Otobong Nkanga (NG), Pushpamala N (IN) and Olivier Richon (CH).
Foreign exchange has been curated by Dr. Clémentine Deliss and Dr. Yvette Mutumba.
- david weber-krebs
- marie urban