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Carolin Liebl and Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler: RE:PLACES



14 September – 5 October 2023
Kresija Gallery, Stritarjeva ulica 6, Ljubljana

Exhibition opening: 14 September 2023, 6:00 pm
Guided tours: 26 September and 5 October 2023, 5:00 pm
Demonstration of the robot in action: every day; Mon-Fri at 17:00 and Sat-Sun at 11:00


The exhibition RE:PLACES presents unusual, multicoloured warping objects and a complex apparatus resembling a three-legged planetary landing module, engaged as a partner in creating a visceral experience of plastic processing. The performative installation by the artists Liebl and Schmid-Pfähler explores the life cycle of plastic materials and speculates on alternative circuits of (artistic) production, where objects created during an exhibition can be repurposed again as raw materials.


Photo: Katja Goljat / MOL Archive

About the artists

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Photo: Eda Temucin

Carolin Liebl and Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler have been working as an artist duo since 2012, creating works in which material qualities of a visual and haptic nature are just as important as programmed processes, algorithms and physical laws. Using elements of kinetics and robotics, the duo creates sculptures and installations that explore the impact of technological developments on aesthetic and social aspects of life. In 2019, Liebl and Schmid-Pfähler founded the interdisciplinary studio house Atelier Wäscherei in Offenbach am Main, which offers artists space for individual and collaborative work.

Their work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Working Artist Studios (Ballydehob), Kunstarkaden Kempten, and the Centre for Art and Science in Mainz and at numerous group exhibitions and festivals, including Kunsthalle Praha (Prague), Sapporo International Art Festival (SIAF) in Sapporo, Bundeskunsthalle (Bonn), WRO Biennale in Wrocław, and International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Dubai.

Curator, production: Maja Burja
Production assistance: Luka Frelih, Katja Pahor, Anže Zorman
Technician: Valter Udovičić

Exhibition production: Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory, with the support of the Department for Culture of the City of Ljubljana.

RE:PLACES was realised within the framework of the EASTN-DC Residency at Cardiff Metropolitan University and within the framework of a European Media Art Platform residency program at FACT, Liverpool, co-funded by the European Union. This presentation was co-funded by Kersnikova Institute / Kapelica Gallery.

Acknowledgement: Sandra Sajovic
Technical support: Youth centre Velenje, Projekt Atol Institute, Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana

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