Split reflection

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Split Reflection is a series of interventions in the public sphere: the terminus “public sphere” comes from the philosopher and sociologist Jürgen Habermas, who defined it as discursive space.1 In context of events, before and afterwards there were inevitably conversations between visitors on the reason for coming together. These can vary greatly depending on the relationship between the speakers, if they know each other and the social position they hold.

1 Habermas, Jürgen: “The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeouis Society”, translated by Thomas Burger and Frederick Lawrence, Cambridge, 1989: “public sphere” refers to the metaphorical space of dialogues as well to built architecture.

Intervention in front of Akademietheater, Impulstanz: before the performance “Empire” by the artist collective “Superamas”, 4th of August 2008, drawing + video stills