Emanuel Goldberg. Architect of Knowledge
Technische Sammlung Dresden
– 24 September 2017
In addition to the panorama wall entitled “Preposition”, two showcases designed by the artists, are devoted to Goldberg’s debates on sensitometry and the determination of light sensitivity. Here, originals are combined with reproductions and comparative aesthetic studies. The source of materials for the aesthetic debate between this group of artists is Goldberg’s legacy of several thousand documents of business and private correspondence as well as documents relating to Goldberg’s scientific research. Over a hundred photographs, film documents, tools, experimental apparatus and working materials from Goldberg’s work as a researcher and inventor have been gifted to the Dresden Technical Collections to provide a safe home for these documents and objects and to make them accessible for future research and publication projects. In addition to the artistic contributions by the Weltformat group, the exhibition presents photo and film installations, replicas of Goldberg’s machines for pattern recognition as well as models of his “knowledge machine”. The exhibition also includes a film presenting Goldberg himself, as teacher, author and exhibition organiser.
The exhibition is a collaborative project between the TU Berlin, HGB Leipzig, the Centre for Media History Research at Bournemouth University and the TU Dresden. Information on the opening hours and entrance fees are available online.