Deck of Dust – Bettina Vismann

Minute fragments of things, small particles of bodies, worn down rocks, as well as industrial emissions form particle accumulations of infinite combinations. Diverse and extensively distributed solid matter either floats around freely in clouds or generates collectives – accumulations that only share a pulverized state as their common condition.

What would happen if the mixture of airborne, circulating particles were regarded as part and product, as self-produced environment and material milieus in which fine particles not only extend into things, but also act as a template, representing various viewpoints on the phenomenon of dust itself?

From the dust archive, Bettina Vismann has developed a deck of cards to be applied as a structure to rethink coincidental constellations. You are invited to a joint laying out and reading of cards


Bettina Vismann
lives and works in Berlin. She studied architecture and city planning at the TU Stuttgart, at the Kingston Polytechnic in London and at the ETH, Zurich.

In 1999, she collaborated with Annemarie Hürlimann on the concept of the exhibition „Fremdkörper“ (alien bodies) at the Deutsche Hygiene-Museum in Dresden. She showed her work in numerous exhibitions, at the 9. Biennale for Architecture in Venice, at the Art Frankfurt in 2002 or contributed to the exhibition OZ, Berlin, with a walkable spatial installation. Since 2001 she works as freelance architect. Next to her architectural practice, Vismann undertakes two long-term research projects on theories of dust and waste economies.


Production: Drugo more

Partners: & Dirt: An Apparatus

Supported by: Nacionalna zaklada za razvoj civilnog društva, Zaklada Kultura nova, Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske, Grad Rijeka – Odjel za kulturu, Primorsko-goranska županija, Goethe-Institut Kroatien

Sponsored by: TOI TOI d.o.o.
Media coverage: H-Alter,, Moja Rijeka, Novi list
Technical support: Cyclorama d.o.o.

Program was realized within Balcan Can Contemporary platform.
Program was realized within Kamov Residency Programme.

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