Violet Dennison Chapter Four: Disappointment (en)


Violet Dennison
Chapter Four: Disappointment
8 Jun–21 Jul 2019

Violet Dennison deals with the dynamism and fragility of complex technological and biological systems. Her installations refer to ecosystems and infrastructures that permeate and shape our lived environments in ways that often go unnoticed. Kunstverein Freiburg will display Dennison’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany. In these artworks – created especially for the exhibition – the artist works with coding techniques, as well as methods of information storage and transfer. She continues her sculptural examination of incomprehensible systems and their material manifestations, hacking technologies, combining high-tech with the occult. In a world increasingly determined by digital megastructures, in which biospheres and infospheres merge into one another, Dennison investigates possibilities of self-expression, as well as communication and interaction with such systems.

Exhibition handout

The exhibition is supported by:


Fri, 7 Jun 2019, 7 pm
Opening Night with
Introduction by Heinrich Dietz

Sat, 8 Jun 2019, 3 pm
Talk with Violet Dennison and Rindon Johnson

Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 7 pm
Curator’s Tour with Heinrich Dietz

Tue, 2 Jul 2019, 7 pm
An Evening with Chaos Computer Club Freiburg (CCCFr)

Sun, 7 Jul 2019, 2–4 pm
Children’s Workshop (registration required)

Tue, 9 Jul 2019, 7 pm
Occult Technologies
Panel Discussion with Eberhard Bauer, Wolfgang Fach and Andreas Fischer from the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health (IGPP)

Thu, 11 Jul 2019, 7 pm
Guided Tour with Nelly Kuch