Floris Neusüss, Renate Heyne: Leibniz’ Storehouse – Collections in Photograms

Documentary of the exhibition

Documentary of the exhibition
11.12.2016 to 05.03.2017

What if Leibniz, the bustling polymath of the Early Enlightenment, had set himself the goal of imparting his knowledge to the general public in the clearest and most practical way possible, using natural produce and artefacts? What would the stockroom, in which he stored such items for subsequent teaching, look like? Which scientific instruments, technical achievements, everyday items, souvenirs from faraway countries, artwork and trivia would be contained in this store? Floris Neusüss and Renate Heyne answer these questions in their photogram exhibition which is designed as an intellectual game.

The exhibition »Leibniz’ Storehouse« is an imaginary walk through the fictitious stockroom, where the items are not always carefully sorted, but often have been simply put down. However, the exhibits are not actually artefacts. Instead, they are photograms of them, produced by the two artists in various museums since 2000. As part of the »Leibniz’ Storehouse« exhibition, the extensive photogram archive of Floris Neusüss and Renate Heyne is being presented for the first time. It illustrates the photogram in its medial and historic dimension with its historic and contemporary works and documents.

Video Documentary:

ZKM | Institute for Visual Media

Camera: Frenz Jordt, Peter Müller, Martina Rotzal
Edititing: Frenz Jordt
Voice Recording: Anton Kossjanenko
Voice: Frenz Jordt
Music: Apple Loops, Maxon Sounds C4D, Bensound: ”November” (bensound.com/royalty-free-music)