Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation

16 February - 15 April 2012

Simon Denny with Joanna Fadyl

Project launch
Thursday, 16 February 2012 at 7 pm
VenueCafe Uferlos, Bismarckallee 11, 48151 Münster

The project will be on view at Buchhandlung Walther König.

VenueBuchhandlung Walther König (Landesmuseum), Domplatz 10, 48143 Münster
Opening hoursTue - Sun  10am - 6pm, Thu till 9 pm

As part of the project ENVISAGING VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION an artist publication was published.

Vocational rehabilitation is a term that refers to a process of compelling and enabling people to overcome disability so they can work. This social practice is the starting point for a collaboration between the Berlin-based artist Simon Denny and Joanna Fadyl, a PHD candidate from New Zealand who’s thesis focuses on this topic. For the joint project Envisaging Vocational Rehabilitation, Denny revisits his artistic interest in topics such as leisure culture, the entertainment industry (video, television) and the aesthetics of an information economy by working with information design. The project consists of a collaborative reorganisation of visual and textual material from Fadyl’s research around the development of the definition and role of reintegration into employment and society. Exemplary documents originating from New Zealand’s social history have been compiled and processed by Denny and the Amsterdam based designer David Bennewith to form a central brochure from where the diverse parts of the project are accessed.

The project by Simon Denny and Joanna Fadyl:

Design: David Benewith
Computer applications*: Pippin Barr
Twitter feed*: Rafaël Rozendaal
Video*: in collaboration with Timur Si-Qin
Video*: The Danger of Glitziness. And other Visualization Faux Pas
by Wayne Lytle (1993, Cornell Theory Center)
*Links to the parts of the project.

With the support of Creative New Zealand.
Simon Denny
* 1982 in Auckland (New Zealand), 2001-2004 study at th Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand and 2007-2009 Städelschule, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, 2008 Creative New Zealand Arts Council, scholarship, 2007 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Visiting artist program, lives in Berlin.

Exhibitions (selection)
2011 Simon Denny, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (solo); Simon Denny: Cruise Line, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen (solo); So Machen Wir Es: Techniken und Ästhetik der Aneignung, Kunsthaus Bregenz 2010 Negative Headroom: The Broadcast Signal Intrusion Incident, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg (solo); Introductory Logic Ttutorial Video, Artspace, Sydney (solo); Verbotene Liebe: Kunst im Sog von Fernsehen, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln; Der Westen leuchtet, Kunstmuseum, Bonn; Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö 2009 Deep Sea Vaudeo, Galerie Buchholz, Köln (solo); Dude, where is my career?, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main 2008 Alexandra Bircken / Simon Denny, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal 2007 Monthly Cowards, Gambia Castle, Auckland (solo).

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