Lutz Dammbeck at the Sprengel Museum

     |    Thursday, der 15. July 2010

is the title of the exhibition at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Germany. Dammbeck’s films will also be screened during this exhibition. Among them is THE NET, available here on

Lutz Dammbeck (born 1948) came to film from the fine arts and discovered animation as a means of expression and source of experimentation in the early 1970’s. In 1982 he began making the ‘Herakles Konzept’ in which he incorporates diverse media such as pictures, text passages, body language and dance in a permanently evolving art work. He continues to work on the ‘Herakles Konzept’ today.

Dammbeck sees himself as an assemblyman who collects photographs, newspaper clippings, and every possible kind of material. He forms them into a conglomeration he refers to as the “Archäologie der Erinnerung” (archeology of memory). Since the early 1980’s he has been primarily interested in revealing the ‘blueprints’ of modernism and antimodernism and the utopias, desires and intentions contained therein. Along with room-sized exhibitions and collages, Dammbeck has also produced a series of internationally successful experimental and documentary films along these theme lines.

In Raum für Fotografie (space for photography) some of these films will be shown in a room specifically designed for the installation. This space invites repeated, comparative and analytical viewing of the moving images. Selected for this viewing are films that look at the relationships amongst art, the humanities, the evolution of technology and popular culture in the second half of the 20th century.

The exhibition catalog has been published by the Walther König Buchhandlung publishers.