ART INTERVENTION at ZiF Center for Interdisciplinary Research
An art intervention is an impact in existing relationships and is a way of direct interacting with people and environment. It is an important part of artistic expression to operates outside the traditional gallery system.

Although Karina Smigla-Bobinski, in her art has long dealt with issues that are also in focus of Sciences, this time she deliberately avoided the direct connectivity and coexistence between them. Through her intervention at ZiF she relates a classical artistic position to be seen by scientists as a discourse partner and not to be misused as science pick up point or a mediator. This allows scientists and visitors a new perspective on the themes of the two ZiF Research Groups, currently employing the Ethics of Copying and also Genetic and Social Causes of Life Chances.

Karina's intervention responds first to the ZiF building itself, in order to interfere with normal activities and perception, which in turn leads to an new awareness of the place as such. The pillars of the lobby have been duplicated by "copy & paste" method. So the columns became an important, structural part not only for the architecture but also of the art intervention and definied ZiF as art space, where the other artworks can spread out.
Here she uses modifications of the legendary "Reclining Venus" from 1508, by Giorgione, which was copied and reinterpreted i.a. by Cranach, Titian, Ingres, Manet, Pedro Almodovar or computer games creators. The relevant parts of these artworks are converted to free-standing scenery, baroque holes-light-panels with bohemian glass beads, plaster molds or surrealistic fantastic morph images generated with Google Images Software "Deep Dream".

Karina Smigla-Bobinski also has invited other artists to contribute their art works on the subject. They are placed in the ground floor of the ZiF.
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