Under the heading "Hommage", a two-day exhibition took place at the Darmstadt University, Faculty of Design, organized by the students of the subject "Entwurf I" (Design I).  An homage to the works " Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of 36 Attempts) ", 1973 by John Baldessari; " Stilübungen " , 1947 by Raymond Queneau and »Looking for comfort in an uncomfortable chair«, 1950 by Bruno Munari. Here, works of Ingo Lemper, Janina Roland, Larissa Spindler, Leopold Lenzgeiger, Max Scholl, Olga Koroleva, Peter Wolff Ravena Hengst and Sebastian Blum were exhibited – under the guidance of Professor Frank Philippin.
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Hommage
Tue, 31/01 to Wed, 01/02/2012
10 am – 4 pm

WORKS CREATED
Homages to »Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of 36 Attempts)« John Baldessari, 1973
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»Experiencing »Throwing Three Balls in the Air to get a Straight Line (Best of 36 attempts)« by John Baldessari in three different ways« von Ingo Lemper. 
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»Balls of the World« by Sebastian Blum. How many different balls exist and by what means can a ball be defined?
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»Twelve Ways Of Throwing« by Larissa Spindler. 12 different techniques of throwing a ball are shown for the 12 photos by Baldessari. Since there are always three balls to be seen on each picture by Baldessari, a flash was always used three times for each photo. The thrower, who is missing in Baldessari's photos, can be seen here - but not the balls.
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»Upset Beauty« by Leopold Lenzgeiger. In this work, I tried to analyze Baldessari's question "what can art be?" by means of a collection of amateur collages.
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»Kunstmaschine« (Art Machine) by Max Scholl. This work was created by the test set-up for a pseudo experiment dealing with neutrality. With a specially designed catapult, balls are thrown into the air and captured on video.
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»All Balls in the Air to get a Straight Line« by Olga Koroleva. The form of this booklet results from laying the individual pictures by Baldessari on top of one another and rotating the (imaginary) pictures in such a way to have the balls of the different pictures all lying on a horizontal line.
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»Rotating three balls in a line to get three compositions« by Ravena Hengst. By rotating the individual photos by Baldessari in different angles and creating different distribution systems in which the balls become musical notes, three compositions were created.
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»Connecting Twelve Points To Get A Crystalline Object« by Peter Wolff. By laying the individual photos on top of another and connecting the balls from Baldessari's work, a three-dimensional crystal object was generated.
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»The international Baldessari« by Janina Roland. The international answer to John Baldessari's work by means of different languages, dictionaries and random systems.
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Homages to »Stilübungen« (Style Exercises) Raymond Queneau, 1947
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»Perspektiven im Alltag« (Perspectives in Everyday Life) by Ingo Lemper. Based on a quote by Hermann Hesse, the idea of Queneau's book is handled in a cinematic way. In everyday life, we also encounter things that seem to always be the same, but can be viewed from many individual perspectives.
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»Tarte aux Nombres« by Sebastian Blum. In Queneau`s style exercises, often unimportant details are precisely described, and this in 99 styles. Based on these details and the number 99, I intended to try to represent France (the author is a Frenchmen) in numbers – with admittedly more or less important facts.
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»99« by Larissa Spindler. The question why Queneau wrote exactly ninety-nine short stories resulted in the idea to present different meanings and occurrences of the number 99 in a cinematic animation.
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»Welche Realität« (Which Reality) by Leopold Lenzgeiger
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»Ein Zimmer« (A Room) by Max Scholl. A room consists of 18 photo collages of three fragments each. The panorama picture of a living room was divided into fragments containing different amounts of information about the room.
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»Stilvolle Halsübungen« (Stylish Neck Exercises) by Olga Koroleva. The neck of the main character in Queneau's stories plays an important role and is repeatedly described in different ways. For each of the 99 story variations, one neck was interpreted and visualized on the cards.
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16 »Neunmal Darmstadt« (Nine Times Darmstadt) by Ravena Hengst. Graphic depiction of different elements taken from a city map of Darmstadt.  Green areas, streets, rail traffic, residential areas, industrial real estate, sidewalks and bike paths, bodies of water, inscriptions, woodlands.
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»Direction Panthéon« by Peter Wolff. A two-kilometer bus ride through the eighth Arrondissement in Paris based on the descriptions of the path in Queneau's story/stories.
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»Umrundungsdiagramm« by Janina Roland. View on the Elizabeth Church in Marburg.
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Homages to »Looking for comfort in an uncomfortable chair« Bruno Munari, 1950
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»Das Leben ist 2H« (Life is 2H) by Ingo Lemper. This booklet is about a pencil that is actually too short to write with. With the help of his owner and different accessories, he talks about himself and finds a dignified end of his existence.
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»Komfort« (Comfort) by Sebastian Blum. What is comfort and what is discomfort – a survey.
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»Uncomfortable Newspaper« by Larissa Spindler. From the view of the newspaper that can be seen on Munari's pictures, interesting perspectives and blurs illustrating the disorder and the discomfort develop.
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»Der perfekte Stuhl« (The Perfect Chair)  by Leopold Lenzgeiger. The search for perfection and the results of this search are illustrated by various chairs designs, based on a survey.
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»Weniger ist mehr« (Less is more) by Max Scholl. A stop-motion film dealing with the search for comfort.  The electrically adjustable massage chair is the symbol for the technical and creative finesses that are to provide us with even greater comfort in everyday life.
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»Unkomfortable Suche nach komfortabler Trinkposition« (Uncomfortable Search for a Comfortable Drinking Position) by Olga Koroleva. Sometimes we make everyday objects more difficult than they are.  This sculpture takes up this idea by means of a beverage carton.
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»The comfortable uncomfortable chair« by Ravena Hengst. Different approaches to make the swivel chairs of the FBG of h_da more comfortable using different means.
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»12 chairs – 1 hour« by Peter Wolff. A documentation of the experiment to evaluate twelve different chairs by means of a subjective system.
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»Comfort Fitness« by Janina Roland. Calisthenics to calmly confront uncomfortable situations in everyday life. 


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