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"Wir brauchen die Realität nur als Träger."
"We need reality as a holding device."



W O R K S:



We Hope You Will Enjoy Our Nation
Video, Full HD, BW, Stereo, 1:17 min., 2015

The starting point for this work is a video from the “Public Information” section on the National Security Agency's official website. The footage shows Michael S. Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command.
The text stems from this video as well, but is reduced to words that are used in combination with the pronouns “we”, “our”, “us”, “you”, “your”, “they”, “their” and “them”. By using pronouns, no one is named or addressed directly and the listener is obliged to fill in the blanks in order to make sense of the information. Who are the “allies” and who the “adversaries”?

“Our missions, our adversaries, our nation, our allies. We do this. Our accountability, our nation, our personnel, our nation's, our partners. We also provide our nation's, our enemies, our way of life. You'll see. That will give you our citizens. We hope you will enjoy our nation. Our adversaries, our national security, they can help us. Our adversaries, they are planning, they are using. Understand them. Share them. They can take our nation. We collect. They're not their operations. Our country, our adversaries. We target their signals. They try. Exploit ours. Our communications, our nation, our adversaries, our Information Assurance teams, our allies. Provide them. They need to keep their systems. Our adversaries. We design our leaders. We know our adversaries' information. They don't know ours. We have.”




Die Auflösung des Sehens
(The Resolution of Sight)
Interventions and installations at Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, cooperation with Jovana Komnenic, project grand KunstKommunikation 2014.




PRISMA
installation with coloured candles and canvas, 2014, videodocumentation by Minhye Chu, 0:58 min




Cooperation with Jonas Hauer:
Feierholz
live soundperformance with matches, webcam, processing, synthesizer and keyboard, 2014, videodocumentation 5:42 min




Ein Ich als Datencollage
Collage with personal documents and advertisements in a folder, 18 pages, A4, color, 2013

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RAM: Recycling als Motiv
installation, 72 wooden IKEA picture frames, 13 x 18 x 0,8 cm each, paper snippets from IKEA catalogue, 2009/2013



The picture frames show photos of plants that were cut out of the IKEA catalogue 2009 which I received unrequested. The 376 pages of the original catalogue are partly recycled in this work. The work was installed in the exhibition "Greenwashing”. Each visitor was allowed to take one picture for free. More pictures could be purchased for 3 €.

STELLEN & PLANEN
booklet, 26 pages, A4, BW, 2013

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geocentric-eurocentric-egocentric-neurocentric [GEEN]
stop motion video with LOMO camera, 1 sec, loop, 2012




Cooperation with Jonas Hauer:
Die unpragmatische Momentaufnahme einer Klangerzeugung
stop motion video with LOMO camera, 1 sec, loop, 2012




POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS!
installation in park Hasenheide, Berlin, with barrier tape, photos and text, 2011



LIMESTONES
DO NOT FLY!
HOROSCOPES
DO NOT LIE!
CROCODILES
DO NOT DIE!

FLASHING LIGHT:
CAMERA TURNS RIGHT.
CLOSE-UP SHOT:
LOOK WHAT HE’S GOT.
ZOOM-IN SOUND:
AN EVIDENCE FOUND.

TOO MUCH WINE,
I KILLED THE BOSS.
IT’S ALL MINE,
I LIKE PATHOS.
NOW IT’S TIME,
I BETTER GET LOST.


Anywhere but here! Instant Holiday Simulator
Interactive installation with computer, printer, table, chair, umbrella and artificial turf, 2011


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Der Tag, an dem die Erde still stand
text, 1 page, german, 2011




The Magic Box
interactive installation for making wishes, 2011




In Omas Garten klont Thomas Tomaten

installation with photos, videos, text, computer game and four tons of soil, 2010




Crazy X-Mas
poem and song, german/english, 2009

Die kleine Lise sitzt auf der Wiese.
Susanne schaut zur Tanne.
Brigitte sitzt immer in der Mitte.
Der Gerd steckt die Ente in den Herd.
Frank hat sich nicht mal bedankt.
Onkel Heinrich findet’s peinlich.

X-Mas Song.mp3


Zombie Mutants From Outer Space
computer game, english, 2009




Snap to Grid or Die Trying.
Life and Death of Rudolph Pressheimer

memorial booklet, 2009




Glücksspiel für Vernünftige
(Gambling with Reason), a moderate lottery, 2009




German Invasion
installation with text and bags, 2009




What Happened to Our Parents?
video, 3:40 min, 2009




Wenn Bürokratie Amok läuft
(When Bureaucracy Runs Wild), booklet, 29 pages, 2009




Paint it Black
live tattoo performance, 2008, videodocumentation 8:00 min





Über den Gesichtssinn, das Licht und das Leben überhaupt. Eine Abhandlung in fünf Kapiteln
(On Vision, Light and Life Itself. An Essay in five Chapters)


Chapter 1: Niemand kennt den Tod
video, 0:58 min, german, 2008




Chapter 2: Television Lens
video, 7:57 min, english w. german subtitles, 2008




Chapter 3: Kathodenstrahl Sonnenschein
video, 1:29 min, 2008




Chapter 4: Retinopathia Getula
video, 4:39 min, 2008




Chapter 5: You Call This the Land of Milk and Honey, But Down Here it Stinks Funny
video, 2:16 min, 2008





Elektrische Pflanze
(Power Plant), interactive installation with light, dimmer, plant, computer and projector, 2007




12 Bit Music
video, 10:00 min, 2007




48 Bit
computer program, endless [no loop], 2007




Maler Maschine
computer program, endless [no loop], 2006




Automatische Musikanten
computer program, endless [no loop], 2006




Hampelmann 625
computer program, endless [no loop], 2005




5 Hoch 9
computer program, 11 days, 2005





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* 1984 in Berlin

Study of Visual Art at University of the Arts Berlin (2005–2011):
Study of Humanities and Philosophy at Technical University Berlin (2010–2016):
Grants and Scholarships:
Projects/ work experience:
Exhibitions and festivals:

L I N K S:


Anthropofakte.de

DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst

Group Global 3000.de

www.Jonas-Hauer.de

www.JovanaKomnenic.com

www.SiljaKorn.de

www.vofm.blogspot.com

www.AkiyasuShimizu.com

www.Daniel-Chluba.de

www.MaikTeriete.de

www.Hoepfel.net

www.AngelaGrasser.de

www.TKuentzel.de

www.bkb.eyes2k.net

www.TatauObscur.com

www.adhoc.slash-tmp.de

www.berlin-qi-gong.de

www.ABSV.de

www.allinkl.com





C O N T A C T:


Dirk Sorge
mail(AT)dirksorge.de