Kristof Georgen’s works refer to social processes. They show unstable systems but also the systematic and repetitive. Not the result, but the process is in the foreground, “the investigation as a legitimation and means of viewing the world”.
The staple of the work shown in the Kunstverein Schwerin is everyday life – it is about traces and images. Traces stand for a material image, but in particular mark a temporal course. They refer to something lying in the past, a possible fact or an action. In site-specific installations staged by Kristof Georgen, there are concrete references to a place of action, which, however, turns out to be a plurality of possibilities and shows history as an open field of connecting points. Narrative elements in the form of visual objects and auditory recordings become part of a temporal performance that questions our habits and everyday life. The acoustic-visual “experience spaces” become places of attention and concentration and confront us with our own life situation and its media presentation.