Henrike Naumann and Bastian Hagedorn

Henrike Naumann, born in Zwickau, lives and works in Berlin. She reflects socio-political problems on the level of interior design and domestic space and explores antagonistic political beliefs through the ambivalent aesthetics of personal taste. In her immersive installations she arranges furniture and home decor into scenographic spaces interspersed with video and sound work. Growing […]

Henrike Naumann, born in Zwickau, lives and works in Berlin. She reflects socio-political problems on the level of interior design and domestic space and explores antagonistic political beliefs through the ambivalent aesthetics of personal taste. In her immersive installations she arranges furniture and home decor into scenographic spaces interspersed with video and sound work. Growing up in Eastern Germany, Naumann experienced extreme-right ideology as a predominant youth culture in the 1990s. Therefore, she is interested in the mechanisms of radicalization and how they are linked to personal experience. Although rooted in her experiences in Germany, Naumann’s work has addressed the global connectivity of youth cultures and their role in the process of cultural othering.

Bastian Hagedorn is an experimental percussionist, drummer and composer. He graduated from the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and is currently a touring musician as well as a multimedia artist. His work explores the potentials of unconventional musical styles – such as noise, gabber, black metal and free improvisation – as a form of artistic language, as well as the transcendent dimensions of the rhythmic. In his mostly collaborative installations and performances, he negotiates utopian and dystopian scenarios of current technological developments with regard to their effects on socio-cultural phenomena and everyday rituals. In his output, specific sound design and the use of mechanical automation amplify the results of his reflections.

As of June 2022

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