Christel Dillbohner, Berkeley USA, November 2013

“A question of time and movement”
– Objects, painting, photography –

Objects, painting and photography were the media for Christel Dillbohner’s expansive discourse at kampstogether.

Christel Dillbohner describes her artistic work as visual research in which playful trial and error, surprising discoveries and artistic realization go hand in hand. The studio became a laboratory for the development of ideas.

For Christel Dillbohner, the interplay between experiencing and creating worlds is the overarching theme of her now 40-year artistic practice. Following detours and direct paths, she has repeatedly encountered junctions and interfaces that oscillate between the realms of environment, history, and personal experience.

Christel Dillbohner’s starting point for her residency at kampstogether was works on paper, assemblages, and a series of digital photographs (2004 – 2013). Added to this were a floor and a wall installation, as well as various objects that she had collected on tours of Kalk and incorporated into the presentation in her idiosyncratic way.

She set herself the task of taking stock of the visible things and visually records the mental associations and links that arose in this process. Her work goal: the surveying of a poetic world with visual means. Further information:

Caterina Lichtenberg, Wuppertal (see photo) gave a mandolin concert at the exhibition opening of Christel Dillbohner.

Caterina Lichtenberg belongs to the absolute top of her profession worldwide. She is a first prize winner of several international competitions and a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation.
In the winter semester 2007/08, Caterina Lichtenberg was appointed professor at the Cologne University of Music and Dance, the world’s only chair for the mandolin.