BONN | SUPERHIGH Yourself! @ Bundeskunsthalle
Bundeskunsthalle Bonn is a forum for art and communication, international and cosmopolitan. By working closely with many of the leading museums and galleries of the world, the Bundeskunsthalle has established an international network of links with fellow cultural institutions and gained access to wider audiences.The exhibitions and events hosted by the Bundeskunsthalle are integral to the institution’s remit to act both nationally and internationally as a showcase for the open and inclusive concept of culture that has become one of the pillars of the identity of the Federal Republic of Germany.
I have been proud to develop the Bundeskunsthalle’s official summer festival as a ‘SUPERHIGH Yourself!’ Event, together with Sabine Taeubner. We managed to fill the whole museum’s space with a young audience, in the midst of the summer break. In 1 hour, the event was sold out.
‘SUPERHIGH Yourself!’ is a spin off from SUPERHIGH, a 40-minute film using mockumentary casting show on getting high without drugs. SUPERHIGH was coproduced by Arte Creative, the online lab of lab German-French cultural TV station Arte.
SUPERHIGH’s world premiere took place in front of an audience of over 300 people on November 20, 2013 at Platoon Kunsthalle, Berlin. In March 2014 SUPERHIGH started to tour as a nomadic event through European museums. For Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven / Netherlands, Eldagsen & Taeubner created a ‘SUPERHIGH Yourself’ parcours around the central video work, hacking the museum’s collection by placing how-to posters and SUPERHIGH tools next to famous art works of the 21st century. Visitors SUPERHIGHed themselves through a range of drug-free methods from DOPAMINE DISCO, ASMR, 12 CYCLE METH BREATH, BIG BINAURAL BEATBOX, CONCHA CONSCIOUSNESS, ENIGMA, GANZFELD, CHRONOSYNCLASTIC INFUNDIBULUM, KNOCK OUT KISS, EYEBALL LICKING, JENKEM, KNOCKOUT KISS or PORN. The museum’s staff wore ‘TRIPSITTER’ T-Shirts and took care of the visitors!
We took it on another level on that Wednesday 17.08.16. This is how it looked like in Bonn.