Res·o·nant documents the namesake light and sound installation
created by conceptual artist Mischa Kuball for the Jewish Museum Berlin. The
catalogue comprises contributions by a prestigious ensemble of international
thinkers, artists, and writers.
From November 2017 to September 2019, res·o·nant, a conceptual light
and sound installation by Mischa Kuball, pulsed throughout the architecture
of the Libeskind building in the Jewish Museum Berlin.
This book comprises five thematic sections—Space of Experience, Void, Sound
Space, Light, and Urban Space—in which twenty-two thinkers, artists, and
writers examine and interpret Kuball’s work.
In Kuball’s installation and the performance program that ran alongside it,
in the spaces of architecture, the membrane, and the skin, resonance becomes
the antithesis to alienation in the world.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at the Jewish Museum Berlin, from November, 17, 2017 to September 1st, 2019.
Conceptual artist Mischa Kuball (born 1959 in Düsseldorf, where he lives
and works) has been working in the public and institutional sphere since
1977. He uses light as a medium to explore architectural
spaces as well as social and political discourses and reflects on a whole
variety of aspects from sociocultural structures to architectural
interventions as well as emphasizing or reinterpreting their monumental
nature and context in architectural history. Public and private space
merge into an indistinguishable whole in politically motivated
participation projects, providing a platform for communication between the
audience, the artist, the work itself and public
space. Since 2007 Mischa Kuball has been a Professor for public art
at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, and associate professor for media
art at Hochschule für Gestaltung/ZKM, Karlsruhe. Since 2015 he has been a
member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and
the Arts, Düsseldorf. In 2016 he was honoured with the German Light Award.