Arbeiten: 2019

Christopher Gerberding
The longing for something is in most cases the origin of all my work. 
After Silence, after nature, colours, light or intimacy. Mostly it is things or states that are invisible. 
So the aim of my work is to make the invisible visible.
In order to do so, I have to partially detach myself from the visible.

So if one of the goal is detachment, one can assume that an artist has everything at his disposal that constitutes the world in order to bring about this abstraction. Even recognizable forms.

Sometimes I even enjoy telling a story.
Anyway, as soon as two things are connected, be it color, a place, forms, figures or trees, a story is told.

So in the end I'm going to tell stories, let figures collide with each other and everything begins to be allowed, like a theater play only the origin of these stories is not fiction, but pure seriousness.
Christopher Gerberding
Malerei, Bildhauerei, Klangkunst und Performance
Inspired by the photography of Donald Rodney this multimedia exhibition thematizes actual questions of Belonging and the definition and structures of home. 
Dance encounters sculpture, sculpture encounters sound and sound encounters painting.
The audio installation generates an imaginary field, which creates a soundscape, where the movements of the single sound elements and the movements of the observer, dancer or visitor are building an unhierarchic nonideological system or home.

Choreographer and Contemporary Dancer Outi Elena Valanto, Sound Artist Sascha Kregel and Painter and Sculptor Christopher Gerberding explore the physical and subjective state of belonging in space, in a landscape or in a society, familiar structure. It observes how the emotions, memories, and senses affect the perception of home. 

„When light enters a space, space begins to exist, from an unknown to a known state of being. What if feelings and body are the real origins of the human being? Is the time the matter that revolutionizes the incognito space to be something familiar, a habitat?“
Outi Elena Valanto

This piece offers perspective where movement and sensitivity can embody the origin land. Perhaps belonging is longing something non-material to a non-territory. A state that is a product of imagination. With dance, soundscape, painting, and installation this piece examines the eternal inquiries of humanity and provides a platform for the audience to individual reflection.