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Spectral Constellations

The British artist duo Semiconductor explores the material nature of our world and the way we experience and understand it through the lens of science and technology.

Date :

22.04.2023 until 25.06.2023

Spectral Constellations


22 April ‒ 25 June 2023: Exhibition
Tuesday ‒ Saturday, 2 ‒ 7 pm; Sunday and holidays, 10 am ‒ 7 pm

  • The exhibition spaces and Café Botanika are wheelchair accessible.
  • The exhibition and accompanying programs are admission free.
19:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
Opening of the exhibition Spectral Constellations of the artist duo Semiconductor ... Weiter
17:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
Guided tour of the exhibition Semiconductor: Spectral Constellations with Alexandra M. Hoffmann ... Weiter
16:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
artist talk in the framework of the exhibition Semiconductor: Spectral Constellations ... Weiter
15:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
In the exhibition "Semiconductor: Spectral Constellations" Alexandra M. Hoffmann is available to visitors individually with explanations and interpretations. ... Weiter

About the artist duo

"Semiconductor is UK artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Over twenty years they have become known for an innovative body of work, which explores the material nature of our world and how we experience it through the lenses of science and technology. They occupy a unique position in the art world, blending, in philosophically compelling ways, experimental moving image techniques, scientific research and digital technologies.

The human experience of the physical world is central to the work of Semiconductor; taking us beyond the everyday rigid, static matter bound by the limits of human perception. By extending vision, hearing, time and scale through the use of technologies, by transcending physical constraints, Semiconductor creates first person experiences. These disrupt our everyday assumptions about reality and encourage us to step outside our fixed vantage points in space and time, to experience places that are in a constant state of flux. Through a contemporary reworking of the sublime the work is at once both humbling and captivating.

Semiconductor’s works often evolve from intensive periods of research spent in science laboratories, including CERN, Geneva (2015); NASA Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, California (2005); Mineral Sciences Laboratory, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (2010); and the Charles Darwin Research Station, Galapagos (2010). By examining the techniques and processes that each discipline employs to understand the physical matter of the world, Semiconductor reveal the flaws and ruptures within scientific data, exposing the human signature which is ascribed within scientific findings and emphasizes the presence of the observer. Through making visible the tools and materials used by scientists Semiconductor observes the work of the observers, drawing attention to the ways in which science mediates our experiences of nature." (https://semiconductorfilms.com/biography/)

Ruth Jarman (born 1973) and Joe Gerhardt (born 1972) founded Semiconductor in the year 1997. They live and work in Brighton (UK).

Opening hours


Winter (Nov-Feb)
Tue - Sat: 2 pm - 6 pm
Sun + holidays: 10 am - 7 pm

Summer (March-Oct)
Tue - Sat: 2 pm - 7 pm
Sun + holidays: 10 am - 7 pm


Das Titelbild des Flyers über die Kunstwerke im Skulpturengarten im Außenbereich des Schafhofs - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern zeigt die Skluptur "SpaceSheep" des ungarischen Künstlers Csongor Szigeti, ein silbernes, halb abstraktes Schaf auf einer Wiese.
Brochure about the Sculpture Garden in the outdoor area of the Center for Art
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