In this layered world, all perception is real

PETE JIADONG QIANG
RACHELE MAISTRELLO
SHUANG LI
LIN KE
SARAH ORTMEYER
GOTTFRIED JÄGER

15.05. – 31.08.2020

With its new digital exhibition platform, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real (www.kunstverein-bielefeld.online), the Kunstverein Bielefeld has established a new format for online exhibition. In collaboration with the I: project space in Beijing, China, the online platform will display international artists whose work addresses the contemporary significance of digital image production. Beginning on May 15, 2020, at 7 pm, the platform will host a weekly series featuring the works of Gottfried Jäger (*1937 in Burg, lives and works in Bielefeld), Shuang Li (*1990 in Wuyishan, China, lives and works in Yiwu, China), Lin Ke (*1984 in Wenzhou, China, lives and works in Hangzhou and Shanghai, China), Rachele Maistrello (*1986 in Vittorio Veneto, Italy), Sarah Ortmeyer (*1980 in Frankfurt am Main) and Pete Jiadong Qiang (*1991 in Xingping, China, lives and works in London).

In the contemporary world, it is no longer possible to assess images solely by technical, material or traditional art-historical criteria. Digital images are code and form at one and the same time. They circulate within modifiable dataset configurations and are subject to fundamentally altered modes of production and reception. Within this context, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real addresses the experience which goes along with this entanglement of real and virtual, material and imaginary, physical and mental. The invited artists tap the expressive potential of our changing reality, mapping its new image worlds while abandoning any claims to realness, authenticity or originality.

The new online project is closely associated with Digital Media and Experiment, a course offered by the Fachhochschule Bielefeld, the city’s University of Applied Sciences. Taking the conditions of online space as their starting point, students will develop their own contributions to the platform.

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Screenshot of the work "Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems", which focuses on the specific investigation of the interstices between image, architecture and gaming spaces. Especially for the project "In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real" the artist Pete Jiadong Qiang has designed an interactive landscape in which the places Bielefeld and Beijing are intertwined. Visitors to the website are invited to navigate through the virtual space and discover hidden hyperlinks.

Pete Jiadong Qiang, Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the work "Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems", which focuses on the specific investigation of the interstices between image, architecture and gaming spaces. Especially for the project "In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real" the artist Pete Jiadong Qiang has designed an interactive landscape in which the places Bielefeld and Beijing are intertwined. Visitors to the website are invited to navigate through the virtual space and discover hidden hyperlinks.

Pete Jiadong Qiang, Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the work "Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems", which focuses on the specific investigation of the interstices between image, architecture and gaming spaces. Especially for the project "In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real" the artist Pete Jiadong Qiang has designed an interactive landscape in which the places Bielefeld and Beijing are intertwined. Visitors to the website are invited to navigate through the virtual space and discover hidden hyperlinks.

Pete Jiadong Qiang, Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the work "Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems", which focuses on the specific investigation of the interstices between image, architecture and gaming spaces. Especially for the project "In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real" the artist Pete Jiadong Qiang has designed an interactive landscape in which the places Bielefeld and Beijing are intertwined. Visitors to the website are invited to navigate through the virtual space and discover hidden hyperlinks.

Pete Jiadong Qiang, Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the work "Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems", which focuses on the specific investigation of the interstices between image, architecture and gaming spaces. Especially for the project "In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real" the artist Pete Jiadong Qiang has designed an interactive landscape in which the places Bielefeld and Beijing are intertwined. Visitors to the website are invited to navigate through the virtual space and discover hidden hyperlinks.

Pete Jiadong Qiang, Bielefeld.Beijing.Systems, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Green Diamond" of the artist Rachele Maistrello

Rachele Maistrello, Green Diamond, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Green Diamond" of the artist Rachele Maistrello

Rachele Maistrello, Green Diamond, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Green Diamond" of the artist Rachele Maistrello

Rachele Maistrello, Green Diamond, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Green Diamond" of the artist Rachele Maistrello

Rachele Maistrello, Green Diamond, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Green Diamond" of the artist Rachele Maistrello

Rachele Maistrello, Green Diamond, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "If Only The Cloud Knows" by the artist Shuang Li. In 2018, Shuang Li made her entire collection of text messages and photos from 2005 to 2015 available online and deleted the files from her private backup storage. Visitors to the website are invited to delete images or texts and in return write a note to the artist.

Shuang Li, If Only The Cloud Knows, 2018. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "If Only The Cloud Knows" by the artist Shuang Li. In 2018, Shuang Li made her entire collection of text messages and photos from 2005 to 2015 available online and deleted the files from her private backup storage. Visitors to the website are invited to delete images or texts and in return write a note to the artist.

Shuang Li, If Only The Cloud Knows, 2018. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "If Only The Cloud Knows" by the artist Shuang Li. In 2018, Shuang Li made her entire collection of text messages and photos from 2005 to 2015 available online and deleted the files from her private backup storage. Visitors to the website are invited to delete images or texts and in return write a note to the artist.

Shuang Li, If Only The Cloud Knows, 2018. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "If Only The Cloud Knows" by the artist Shuang Li. In 2018, Shuang Li made her entire collection of text messages and photos from 2005 to 2015 available online and deleted the files from her private backup storage. Visitors to the website are invited to delete images or texts and in return write a note to the artist.

Shuang Li, If Only The Cloud Knows, 2018. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Desktop" of the artist Lin Ke. The videos in his work "Desktop" refer to stroking over a touch screen, clicking with the mouse and other tactile activities when using digital devices. Here the real and virtual worlds intertwine: the videos blink at the viewer, gesticulate and create the illusion of interacting with files, dancing with them or moving the mouse pointer as if it were flying over the screen. Lin Ke's performances float between the inner world of the computer and the physical outside world, connecting both with his own physical presence.

Lin Ke, Desktop, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Desktop" of the artist Lin Ke. The videos in his work "Desktop" refer to stroking over a touch screen, clicking with the mouse and other tactile activities when using digital devices. Here the real and virtual worlds intertwine: the videos blink at the viewer, gesticulate and create the illusion of interacting with files, dancing with them or moving the mouse pointer as if it were flying over the screen. Lin Ke's performances float between the inner world of the computer and the physical outside world, connecting both with his own physical presence.

Lin Ke, Desktop, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Desktop" of the artist Lin Ke. The videos in his work "Desktop" refer to stroking over a touch screen, clicking with the mouse and other tactile activities when using digital devices. Here the real and virtual worlds intertwine: the videos blink at the viewer, gesticulate and create the illusion of interacting with files, dancing with them or moving the mouse pointer as if it were flying over the screen. Lin Ke's performances float between the inner world of the computer and the physical outside world, connecting both with his own physical presence.

Lin Ke, Desktop, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Desktop" of the artist Lin Ke. The videos in his work "Desktop" refer to stroking over a touch screen, clicking with the mouse and other tactile activities when using digital devices. Here the real and virtual worlds intertwine: the videos blink at the viewer, gesticulate and create the illusion of interacting with files, dancing with them or moving the mouse pointer as if it were flying over the screen. Lin Ke's performances float between the inner world of the computer and the physical outside world, connecting both with his own physical presence.

Lin Ke, Desktop, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Detailed view of the work "O (DIABOLUS-PALMA-OVUM-COR)" by the artist Sarah Ortmeyer.

Sarah Ortmeyer, O - DIABOLUS (EMOJI SHADOW Series), 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Detailed view of the work "O (DIABOLUS-PALMA-OVUM-COR)" by the artist Sarah Ortmeyer.

Sarah Ortmeyer, O – PALMA DIABOLUS COR (EMOJI SHADOW Series), 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Mirror Montage (wire mesh)" by artist Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense.

Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense, Mirror Montage (wire mesh), 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Mirror Montage (wire mesh)" by artist Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense.

Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense, Mirror Montage (wire mesh), 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Mirror Montage (wire mesh)" by artist Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense.

Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense, Mirror Montage (wire mesh), 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Mirror Montage (wire mesh)" by artist Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense.

Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense, Mirror Montage (wire mesh), 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the project page "Mirror Montage (wire mesh)" by artist Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense.

Gottfried Jäger in collaboration with Denise Albrecht, Marta Beauchamp and Sonja Mense, Mirror Montage (wire mesh), 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the intervention "a view from far" by the artist Julia Weißenberg.

Julia Weißenberg, A view from Far, Intervention im Kontext von, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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Screenshot of the intervention "a view from far" by the artist Julia Weißenberg.

Julia Weißenberg, A view from Far, Intervention im Kontext von, 2020. Ausstellungsansicht / Exhibition view, In This Layered World, All Perception Is Real, Kunstverein Bielefeld, 2020. Photo: Kunstverein Bielefeld

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