artist talk (canceled)
— 19 SEPT / 18:00 / FB EVENT

video still – live at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 2017 

Erik Bünger’s work focuses on phe­nom­ena, which are gen­er­ally assumed to lie beyond the realm of lan­guage, where con­cepts such as ‘voice’, ‘body’, ‘image’ and ‘nature’ make up zones of inde­ter­mi­nacy – simul­ta­ne­ously inside and out­side lan­guage. In per­for­mance lec­tures, videos, texts, and musi­cal com­po­si­tions, he explores the way in which such con­cepts, by refer­ring to some­thing mute and un­speakable beyond the reach of the lin­guis­tic, be­come cen­tral voids around which our real­ity is built up.

Erik Bünger is an artist, writer and composer, whose work investigates the relationship between language and concepts such as ‘voice’, ‘body’, ‘image’ and ‘nature’. In lecture-performances, videos, texts, and musical compositions he explores the way in which such concepts, by referring to something mute and unspeakable beyond the reach of language, become central voids around which our reality is built up. His work has been presented around the world in venues such as Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Wellcome Collection in London, The Lincoln Center in New York, KW in Berlin and The Curitiba Biennial in Brazil. In 2018, his debut book, ‘The Elephant Who Was a Rhinoceros’, was published on RpB Verlag (Cologne).


This presentation is part of Where ART Thou? a project designed as an annual event around the arts and humanities where technology is both a method, a tool of production and communication and a source of inspiration.

Where ART Thou? is a program of Rezidenta BRD Scena9 developed in partnership with Amural Festival and Simultan Festival funded through Fundatia9 and EUNIC network in Bucharest.
With the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Bucharest.