Clemens von Wedemeyer - Paula Ábalos - Emerson Culurgioni - Charlotte Eifler - Deborah Jeromin - Mikhail Tolmachev

Ausbeutung, oder wie man die Oberfläche durchbricht
09.17.21 - 10.17.21
Exhibition — Hôtel-Dieu

Clemens von Wedemeyer, Paula Ábalos, Emerson Culurgioni, Charlotte Eifler, Deborah Jeromin et Mikhail Tolmachev, Ausbeutung, oder wie man die oberflache durchbricht, 5-channels video installation, exhibition view, le Printemps de septembre 2021



Practical information :

2, rue Viguerie 31300 Toulouse

Access by the stairs of the garden


Opening on Friday 17 September from 6pm to 11pm


Wednesday to Friday from 12pm to 7pm

Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 7pm

Night-time on 17 and 18 September until 11pm

It starts with the back of the Annaberg altarpiece, painted by Hans Hesse around 1522-1523, on which the various stages of mining, then this part of Saxony’s main industry, are described. A rare historical snapshot of the world of work, to which it owes its current fame.


Here, there is a dual goal: going back and forth to explore the representation of work and the work of representation, and the other side of things such as invisibilities. It is a meticulous operation, guided by a restorer and conducted collectively by Clemens von Wedemeyer and artists Paula Ábalos, Emerson Culurgioni, Charlotte Eifler, Deborah Jeromin and Mikhail Tolmachev. It is about unpacking, questioning and, decisively, updating. An exploration of the gaze across five screens, in the manner of a medieval altarpiece, in turn isolating and connecting the images, spaces and gestures of yesterday and those of today, the back from the front, the top from the bottom. An invitation to explore the space of fabrication of images with one’s toolbox, from box cutter to digital simulation. And to lead us in the dance, providing sensual, dialectic movement, like these heady sounds that play throughout the work, a sort of symphony of noise that deploys its own echoes. From mine to images, breaking the surface, as the title suggests.


Born in 1974 in Göttingen (Germany), Clemens von Wedemeyer lives and works between Berlin and Leipzig (Germany). He has participated at the Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2020, the Cologne Film Festival in 2008, documenta 13 in Kassel (2012), the Berlin Biennale (2006) and the first Moscow Biennale (2005). Monographic exhibitions have also been devoted to him, notably at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2021), at the Auditorium du Louvres, Paris (2019), at MIEFF, Moscow (2019), at Tate Modern, London (2015), at MAXXI, Rome (2013-2014), at MoMA, New York (2007), and at ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels (2007).



Born in 1989 in Santiago, Paula Ábalos lives and works in Leipzig (Germany). Her work has been presented at the 18th Videonale of the Kunstmuseum Bonn (2021), at the 37th Kasseler Dok Fest (Kassel, 2020), at the City Screen of the LOOP Barcelona festival (2017), at the Kunst-Film-Festival of the GEH8 (Dresden, 2020) and at the Galería Concreta Matucana 100 (Santiago, 2019). In 2020, she received the GOLDEN CUBE award from the 37th Kasseler Dok Fest, as well as the Rundgang 50Hertz award from the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum (Berlin, 2021). In 2021, one of her video works was acquired by the Kulturstiftung collection of Freistaats Sachsen.



Born in 1986 in Munich (Germany), Emerson Culurgioni lives and works between Berlin and Leipzig (Germany). Director and visual artist, iI recently completed his second feature film. Trained in photography and classical documentary, he developed a research based mode of filmmaking that includes actors and non-actors.



Born in 1986 in Rostock (Germany), Charlotte Eifler lives and works between Leipzig (Germany), Berlin and Karlsruhe (Germany). Her work is located at the intersection of cinema, sound and technology. In her videos and multimedia installations, she questions the politics of representation, abstraction and computation. With a focus on feminist approaches and elements of science fiction, Charlotte Eifler explores the processes of image production and the imaginaries of alternative futures. She currently teaches image politics and editing practice at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe. Her work was presented: at the Short Film Festival in Oberhausen (2021), at the International Art Festival in Sapporo (2020), at the Siggraph Congress (Los Angeles, 2020 and 2015), at the Ann Arbor Film Festival (2020), ISCP (New York, 2019), IMPAKT (Utrecht, 2019), Grassi Museum (Leipzig, 2016), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2015; to come in 2022), at the Museum of Literature in Tblisi (2015), at the Folkwang Museum (Essen, 2014), among others.



Born in 1987 in Flensburg (Germany), Deborah Jeromin lives and works between Leipzig (Germany) and Crete (Greece). She develops a research on mainly historical topics and makes them accessible through different media. She focuses on textile handcraft processes, feminist history and sites of National Socialism.



Born in 1983 in Moscow, Mikhail Tolmachev lives and works between Leipzig (Germany) and Moscow. After studying photojournalism in Moscow and media arts in Leipzig, he began to develop a research-based practice and became interested in the ever-changing status of a document and the politically mediated production of truth and reality. He collaborates with writers, historians and artists to explore the fractures of representation and to rethink the conventions of spectatorship. His practice encompasses sound installations, videos, photographs and spatial interventions.