Kirsten Kötter

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Site-specific artistic research

These water colours can appeal directly to people on an emotional and aesthetic level.

Diese Aquarelle können Menschen unmittelbar auf der emotionalen und ästhetischen Ebene ansprechen.

WHY ARE APPLE ...? 2019-10-13_bad-hersfeld_ueber-amazon, ca. 11:00-12:00, above Amazon looking over Bad Hersfeld and the Autobahn A4,
  water colour, 24 x 32 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
WHY ARE APPLE ...? _bad-hersfeld_ueber-amazon, ca. 11:00-12:00, above Amazon looking over Bad Hersfeld and the Autobahn A4, water colour, 24 x 32 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
WHY ARE APPLE ...? 2019-06-15_irl-cork-apple-elektrik, near the first traveller halting site behind the electricity station from the 1970ties until 1991, Cork (Ireland),
  water colour, 24 x 17 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
WHY ARE APPLE ...? _irl-cork-apple-elektrik, near the first traveller halting site behind the electricity station from the 1970ties until 1991, Cork (Ireland), water colour, 24 x 17 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, 2015-04-05_sehitlik-moschee_skizze, in the women's room of the Şehitlik mosque, women are reading the Koran (Quran) before prayer, sketch, water colour, image section of 24 x 32 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, _sehitlik-moschee_skizze, in the women's room of the Şehitlik mosque, women are reading the Koran (Quran) before prayer, sketch, water colour, image section of 24 x 32 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
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These watercolours are painted at special places in public. They are protocols. They translate the sensual perceptions into abstract pictures. These sensual perceptions are visual, acoustic and haptic. Figurative sketches are also created on site.

Diese Aquarelle sind an besonderen Orten in der Öffentlichkeit gemalt. Es sind Protokolle. Sie setzen die sinnlichen Wahrnehmungen in abstrakte Bilder um. Diese sinnlichen Wahrnehmungen sind visuell, akustisch und haptisch. Auch gegenständliche Skizzen entstehen vor Ort.

WHY ARE APPLE ...? 2019-10-13_bad-hersfeld_fulda-sonnenuntergang, on river Fulda at sunset, ca. 19:30, water colour, 12 x 17 cm, photo, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
WHY ARE APPLE ...? _bad-hersfeld_fulda-sonnenuntergang, on river Fulda at sunset, ca. 19:30, water colour, 12 x 17 cm, photo, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
2019-06-11_17_irl-glengarriff-hotel, clouds over the sea, window-view, Eccles hotel, Glengarriff, Galway (Ireland), water colour, 24 x 32 cm, photo, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
__irl-glengarriff-hotel, clouds over the sea, window-view, Eccles hotel, Glengariff, Galway (Ireland), water colour, 24 x 32 cm, photo, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland, 2016-07-12_69-7474_26-9943_buksalskaidegeahci_dm, water colour, 17 x 24 cm, photo, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland, _69-7474_26-9943_buksalskaidegeahci, Lapland, Finland, water colour, 17 x 24 cm, photo, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland, 2016-07-17_69-8035_27-1656_gardoaivi_dm, water colour, 24 x 32 cm, photo, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland, _69-8035_27-1656_gardoaivi_pm, mountain, Lapland, Finland, water colour, 24 x 32 cm, photo, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
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When taking minutes of lectures and discussions, I often use words that I integrate into the water colours.

Beim Protokollieren von Vorträgen und Diskussionen verwende ich häufig Worte, die ich in die Aquarelle integriere.

Artistic research Digitalstadt Darmstadt, 2018-05-25_wolf-singer_sanford-kuinter-daniel-birnbaum, water colour, 24 x 32 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
Artistic research Digitalstadt Darmstadt, _wolf-singer_sanford-kuinter-daniel-birnbaum, water colour, 24 x 32 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
Artistic research Landtag, 2019-05-23_ausschuss-europa, committee on Europe, house of representatives Mainz, water colour, 30 x 40 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
Artistic research Landtag, _ausschuss-europa, committee on Europe, house of representatives Mainz, water colour, 30 x 40 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
Kirsten Kötter: Artistic Research Digitalstadt Darmstadt. Exhibition: Positionen 2018. 
  Digitale Stadt, group show, Designhaus Darmstadt, Germany, 16.08.2018 – 09.09.2018, exhibition view (Kirsten Kötter)
Artistic Research Digitalstadt Darmstadt. Exhibition: Positionen . Digitale Stadt, group show, Designhaus Darmstadt, Germany, , exhibition view (Kirsten Kötter)
Artistic research Landtag (Kirsten Kötter). Exhibtion: Bewegte Zeiten, Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz,
  Abgeordnetenhaus Mainz, Germany, 04.09.2019 – 10.10.2019, exhibition view, photograph: Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz /
  Andreas Linsenmann
Artistic research Landtag (Kirsten Kötter). Exhibition: Bewegte Zeiten, Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz, Abgeordnetenhaus Mainz, Germany, , exhibition view, photograph: Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz / Andreas Linsenmann
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In my work I combine two spheres that seem to be irreconcilable: art and politics, feeling and information.

Ich verbinde mit meinen Arbeiten zwei Sphären, die unvereinbar scheinen: Kunst und Politik, Gefühl und Information.

WHY ARE APPLE ...? Exhibition: das erste mal ZUM ZWEITEN MAL, marburger kunstverein, 13.03. – 30.04.2020, installation with water colours, figures, video, newspapers, exhibition view (Kirsten Kötter)
WHY ARE APPLE ...? Exhibition: das erste mal ZUM ZWEITEN MAL, marburger kunstverein, , installation with water colours, figures, video, newspapers, exhibition view (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland, video: to see the whole world, 14:00 min., 1.99 GB, 2019, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland, video "to see the whole world", , 1.99 GB, , video still (Kirsten Kötter)
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Documentary-artistic research of socio-political topics

As documents of my artistic research, I create watercolours, videos, photos, texts, interviews, sound files, which I later condense into a statement in videos and installations. I document the development of socio-political themes in everyday life, such as: Islam in Europe, global warming, digital transformation ...

Dokumentarisch-künstlerische Recherche gesellschaftspolitischer Themen

Als Dokumente der künstlerischen Forschung entstehen Aquarelle, Videos, Fotos, Texte, Interviews, Sounddateien, die ich später in Videos und Installationen zur Aussage verdichte. Ich dokumentiere die Entwicklung gesellschaftspolitischer Themen im Alltag: Islam in Europa, Klimaerwärmung, deutsch-polnische-Beziehung, digitale Transformation ...

Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, 2015-11-07_maenner-videostill_dm, video, 8:49 min., 393 MB, 2018, digital montage, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, _maenner-videostill_dm, video, , 393 MB, , digital montage, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Słońsk 2012–2017, video, with subtitles in Polish and English / z napisami w języku polskim i angielskim, 32:58 min., 1.3 GB, 2017, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Słońsk , video, with subtitles in Polish and English / z napisami w języku polskim i angielskim, , 1.3 GB, , video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland, video: to see the whole world, 14:00 min., 1.99 GB, 2019, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland, video "to see the whole world", , 1.99 GB, , video still (Kirsten Kötter)
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My artistic work is also a contribution to civil society, because it promotes communication between groups. "Kirsten Kötter makes communication a component of her art. Her works show general social themes through the interplay of individual people." (Elvira Mann-Winter, Gallery Rother-Winter).

Meine künstlerische Arbeit ist auch ein zivilgesellschaftlicher Beitrag, weil sie Kommunikation zwischen Gruppen fördert. "Kirsten Kötter macht die Kommunikation zum Bestandteil ihrer Kunst. Ihre Arbeiten zeigen allgemeine gesellschaftliche Themen am Beispiel einzelner Menschen." (Elvira Mann-Winter, Galerie Rother-Winter).

Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin 2016, a talk with a girl from Afghanistan, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin , a talk with a girl from Afghanistan, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin 2016, painting with people applying for asylum (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin , painting with people applying for asylum (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin 2016. Exhibition LAGeSo Berlin, 12.10. – 11.11.2016, opening: talk with Sebastian Muschter (McKinsey and company, head of LAGeSo authority 2016), refugees, translator and me (Kirsten Kötter
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin . Exhibition LAGeSo Berlin, , opening: talk with Sebastian Muschter (McKinsey & company, head of LAGeSo authority ), refugees, translator and me (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, 2015-06-13_videostill-frauen_dm, talking with the other women after prayer, digital montage, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, _videostill-frauen_dm, talking with the other women after prayer, digital montage, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Talking with the girls before prayer, 2018 (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, talking with the girls before prayer, (Kirsten Kötter)
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Method "Site-specific artistic research"

I research on site. My working method combines journalistic, ethnological and artistic methods.

Methode "Site-specific artistic research"

Beim Site-specific artistic research recherchiere ich vor Ort. Meine Arbeitsweise verbindet journalistische, ethnologische und künstlerische Methoden.

Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, video: Site Specific Research Şehitlik Camii Berlin. 2014-05 – 2018-02, 8:49 min., 393 MB, 2018, video still: interview with Feride Aktaş (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, video "Site Specific Research Şehitlik Camii Berlin. ", , 393 MB, , video still: interview with Feride Aktaş (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Słońsk 2012–2017, video, with subtitles in Polish and English / z napisami w języku polskim i angielskim, 32:58 min., 1.3 GB, 2017, Anita Wołodzik and Dominika Pietrowska-Kuipers, Muzeum Słońsk, talk about their work, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Słońsk , video, with subtitles in Polish and English / z napisami w języku polskim i angielskim, , 1.3 GB, , Anita Wołodzik and Dominika Pietrowska-Kuipers, Muzeum Słońsk, talk about their work, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
WHY ARE APPLE ...? Installation marburger kunstverein, 2020, video still: Apple Computers and travellers' housing estates 1986, Cork (Ireland), digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
WHY ARE APPLE ...? Installation marburger kunstverein, , video still: Apple Computers and travellers' housing estates , Cork (Ireland), digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
WHY ARE APPLE ...? Installation marburger kunstverein, 2020, video still: Talking with Travellers, 11.06.2019, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (Ireland), digital montage with water colour, 12 x 17 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
WHY ARE APPLE ...? Installation marburger kunstverein, , video still: Ellen Burke talks about the way of life of travellers, "Talking with Travellers", , Crawford Art Gallery, Cork (Ireland), digital montage with water colour, 12 x 17 cm (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland.
  Exhibition: 60 years of Kevo, multidisciplinary exhibition, Liedon Vanhalinna, University of Turku (Finland), 29.11.2017 – 20.05.2018,
  exhibition view: Young visitors watching the video (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research Nature. Kevo Subarctic Research Institute Utsjoki, Finland. Exhibition: "60 years of Kevo", multidisciplinary exhibition, Liedon Vanhalinna, University of Turku (Finland), , exhibition view: Young visitors watching the video (Kirsten Kötter)
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Method "Participant observation"

I expose myself to the same situation as the others. At the same time I document my observations. I use various documentary methods. In this way I penetrate deeper into the events.

Methode "Teilnehmende Beobachtung"

Wie bei der Teilnehmenden Beobachtung aus den Sozialwissenschaften setze ich mich derselben Situation aus wie die anderen. Ich dokumentiere gleichzeitig meine Beobachtungen. Ich nutze verschiedene dokumentarische Methoden. Dadurch dringe ich tiefer in das Geschehen ein.

Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, 2015-11-07_frauenr-skizze-videostill_dm, video, 8:49 min., 393 MB, 2018, digital montage, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, _frauenr-skizze-videostill_dm, video, , 393 MB, , digital montage, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, 2015-11-07_maenner-skizze-videostill_dm, video, 8:49 min., 393 MB, 2018, digital montage, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific research Şehitlik Mosque, Berlin, _maenner-skizze-videostill_dm, video, , 393 MB, , digital montage, video still (Kirsten Kötter)
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Artistic work as documentary method – painting research as "door opener"

My public painting sets interaction in motion. Atmospheric sound, photos, video, interviews: If photography and filming is disturbing, I make sketches instead. Later, I digitally assemble my sketches in photos and videos of the empty rooms. I supplement videos with sound recordings and where possible with interviews, photographs and video sequences.

Künstlerische Arbeit als dokumentarische Methode – Malerei-Recherche als "Türöffner"

Mein öffentliches Malen ist ein "Türöffner" und setzt Interaktion in Gang. Atmosphärischer Sound, Fotos, Video, Interviews: Wenn Fotografieren und Filmen stört, montiere ich später meine Skizzen digital in Fotos und Videos der leeren Räume. Videos ergänze ich mit Soundaufnahmen und wo möglich mit Interviews, Fotografien und Videosequenzen.

Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin, 2016-06_waiting-room_dig-mont_1618_w-3888-5184, video still, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin, _waiting-room_dig-mont_1618_w-3888-5184, video still, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin, 2016-06_52-52725_13-34790_lageso_1615, video still, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin, _52-52725_13-34790_lageso_1615, video still, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin, 2016-06_refugees-waiting_dig-mont_1587_w-3888-5184, video still, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin, _refugees-waiting_dig-mont_1587_w-3888-5184, video still, digital montage (Kirsten Kötter)

Project clothing

When researching on location, I often wear a piece of clothing that is labelled with information about place and time. Later on this piece of clothing becomes part of the installation and video.

Projektkleidung

Bei der Recherche vor Ort trage ich häufig ein Kleidungsstück, das mit Angaben zu Ort und Zeit beschriftet ist. Später wird dieses Kleidungsstück Teil von Installation und Video.

Artistic research Landtag (Kirsten Kötter). Exhibtion: Bewegte Zeiten, Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz,
  Abgeordnetenhaus Mainz, Germany, 04.09.2019 – 10.10.2019, exhibition view, photograph: Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz /
  Andreas Linsenmann
Artistic research Landtag (Kirsten Kötter). Exhibition: Bewegte Zeiten, Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz, Abgeordnetenhaus Mainz, Germany, , exhibition view, photograph: Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz / Andreas Linsenmann
Artistic research re:publica 18, Berlin 2018 (Kirsten Kötter)
Artistic research re:publica , Berlin (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin 2016. Installation Asyl Admin LaGeSo 2016, exhibition 48–Stunden-Neukölln, Albert-Schweitzer-Schule, Berlin, Germany, group show, 24. - 26.06.2016 (Kirsten Kötter)
Site-specific Research. Painting LAGeSo Berlin . Installation "Asyl Admin LaGeSo 2016", exhibition "48-Stunden-Neukölln", Albert-Schweitzer-Schule, Berlin, Germany, group show, (Kirsten Kötter)
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Documentations

Site-specific artistic research

Kirsten Kötter: Künstlerische Recherche. 2018 (PDF, deutsch, 30 Seiten, 21.3 MB)
Download: Kirsten Kötter: Künstlerische Recherche. (PDF, deutsch, 30 Seiten, 21.3 MB)
Kirsten Kötter: Site-specific Research. 2017 (PDF, deutsch / English, 32 pages, 22 MB)
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Kirsten Kötter: Site-specific Research. 1991 – 2015 (PDF, deutsch / English, 32 pages, 21.2 MB)
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Other works

Kirsten Kötter: Installation mit Malerei. 
  Kunstfestival 48-Stunden-Neukölln, Berlin, 27.–29.6.2014. Katalog 2014 (PDF, deutsch, 
  58 Seiten, 17.1 MB)
Download: Kirsten Kötter: Installation mit Malerei. Kunstfestival 48-Stunden-Neukölln, Berlin, . Katalog (PDF, deutsch, 58 Seiten, 17.1 MB)
Kirsten Kötter: Kunst als Architektur einer freien Gesellschaft, 23.11.–14.12.2014, 
  Kunstfabrik Darmstadt. Broschüre 2014 (PDF, deutsch, 12 Seiten, 3.14 MB)
Download: Kirsten Kötter: Kunst als Architektur einer freien Gesellschaft, , Kunstfabrik Darmstadt. Broschüre (PDF, deutsch, 12 Seiten, 3.14 MB)
Kirsten Kötter: Paradoxes Museum | Paradoxical Museum. Portfolio 2012/13 (PDF, deutsch / English, 13 pages, 2.37 MB)
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Works

Catalogues, texts, press ...