Labs : Sarah Schönfeld

Labs

The Labs are abstract prolongations of my studio experiments, publicly accessible constructed laboratory scenarios, which reflect on different kinds of knowledge-, control- and truth-production, constituting and reproducing our human „self“ in the world.
This practice is an appropriation and recomposing of concepts through absurdity. I use knowledge-concepts as ready mades in order to propose different ways of reading them. The methods used in this laboratory scenarios, are oracular techniques. In order to create new meanings and perspectives, common structures are jestingly sliced up, analyzed and put back together in a different way.
Approaches from various fields find entrance in this laboratory, like natural science, religion, archeology, mythology, magic and technology for example.

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Flying Sorcerer, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, IKEA plate thrown on the wall 


Flying Sorcerer, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, IKEA plate thrown on the wall 


Flying Sorcerer, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, IKEA plate thrown on the wall 


Flying Sorcerer, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, IKEA plate thrown on the wall 


Flying Sorcerer, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, IKEA plate thrown on the wall, glued together (instant archaeology) 


Flying Sorcerer, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, IKEA plate thrown on the wall, glued together, played through record player 


Flying Sorcerer, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, IKEA plate thrown on the wall, glued together, played through record player, translated through morse code app 


Flying Sorcerer, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, IKEA plate thrown on the wall, glued together, played through record player, translated through morse code app 


Flying Sorcerer, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, IKEA plate thrown on the wall, glued together, played through record player, translated through morse code app, interpretation 


Octopus Oracle, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; Linguine Di Seppia on a satellite dish to be thrown on the wall 


Octopus Oracle, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; Linguine Di Seppia thrown on the wall 


Octopus Oracle, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2015, installation view; Linguine Di Seppia thrown on the wall 


Octopus Oracle, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, Linguine Di Seppia thrown on the wall, decoded through Language recognition Google Translate 


Octopus Oracle, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2015; Linguine Di Seppia thrown on the wall 


Octopus Oracle, Alien Linguistic Lab, 2017; workshop, Linguine Di Seppia thrown on the wall, decoded through Language recognition Google Translate 


Hero's Journey (Vitrine), 2014; workshop/ installation, Collection of 1000 litres of human Urine/ Berghain Berlin 


Hero's Journey (Vitrine), 2014; workshop/ installation, Collection of 1000 litres of human Urine/ Berghain Berlin 


Hero's Journey (Vitrine), 2014; installation view, detail, Collection of 1000 litres of human Urine/ Berghain Berlin 


Hero's Journey (Vitrine), 2014; installation view, Collection of 1000 litres of human Urine/ Berghain Berlin 


A.S.S. (Abstract Space Station) Pharmaceutical Cosmology Lab, 2015; Aspirin powder on computerscreen 


A.S.S. (Abstract Space Station) Pharmaceutical Cosmology Lab, 2015; workshop setup/ installation view, Dapiran Project Space 


A.S.S. (Abstract Space Station) Pharmaceutical Cosmology Lab, 2015; workshop setup/ installation view, Dapiran Project Space 


A.S.S. (Abstract Space Station) Pharmaceutical Cosmology Lab, 2015; Coffeegrinder 

A.S.S. Abstract Space Station (Aspirin)

A.S.S. Abstract Space Station (Aspirin)