DATENSTROM / DATASTREAM
30 Years of the Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen
In 2020 the Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen celebrates its thirtieth anniversary and also the 175th anniversary of its building. The gallery was established in 1990 and is based on a diverse Municipal Collection in addition to the high-calibre private collection of Diethelm Lütze. Among other things, the Lütze collection features key works of Otto Dix, Willi Baumeister and other exponents of south-west German art. It was purchased by the city council in the 1980s. The second city hall—the home of the gallery at the heart of the city—is one of the most distinctive sites in the physiognomy of Sindelfingen and a historical constant that has continued to define the face of the city since 1845.
With the aim of making the chequered history of the gallery and the building more accessible to the local population, the veteran member of the Kulturamt staff, technology expert and native Sindelfinger Fabian Krause has developed a multimedia space concept. In this concept he interweaves video, sound, text and image documents to create fascinating infotainment. His walk-in dataspace invites people to engage interactively. Krause blurs the boundaries between visitors and their surroundings, thus combining the exciting information display with an immersive experience. Visitors can roam around the digital archive and, based on their particular interests, retrieve information about the building, the gallery, the collection, art in public space, the gallery’s exhibitions and events, cultural policy and cultural life in Sindelfingen. In one big datastream combining images, newspaper articles and videos, Krause makes reference to the increasing digitisation of our lifeworld. At the same time, DATASTREAM is also an experiment and a venture in digital content presentation that can also be applied to other exhibitions. The futuristic scenography forges a link between the past, present and future and thus embodies the work of the Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen as a contemporary museum that is constantly discovering new things in the old and that encourages people to take a critical look at the present.
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