About SpringerParker

SpringerParkers artworks are subtle and sometimes mysterious stories that are presented in a broad spectrum of media ranging from photography to live performances. The visual expression of the work echoes the intensive study of photography in the early stages of their artistic career. Today the artists freely "scout through sound and images" embracing the collision and intersection of both analog and digital processes in their experimental work. SPs compositions with their highly organic quality are the result of their own way of sculpting and layering of sound material and of the artists particular method to conduct and melt together independent spheres and patterns. Time, transience and memory are recurrent key themes in SPs examinations in which they intertwine abstract expressions with narrative motifs. This work with its unusual visual and acoustic character fascinates and creates a state of contemplation that is noticed by the beholder who always brings along his/her own narratives.

ARTIST CV

Springer *1972 in Oldenburg, i. H./ Germany
Parker *1971 in Cuxhaven / Germany
SpringerParker live and work in Cologne and Haldern / Germany.

From 1993 – 2005 SpringerParker were collaborating under the name "candela2"

EDUCATION / TEACHING

2002 – 2004 (Parker)

Research Associate at the School of Arts and Design Kassel.
Teaching in the field of visual communication (Film, Video, New Media),
research into the fields of audiovisual narrative structures.

2000 – 2003 (Springer)

Research Associate at the School of Arts and Design Kassel.
Teaching in the field of visual communication (Video, New Media, Internet),
research into the fields of audiovisual narrative structures.

2003 (SpringerParker)

MA Visual Communication, University Kassel - School of Arts and Design.

2000 (SpringerParker)

MA Fine Arts, University Kassel - School of Arts and Design.

Publications / TV / Radio coverage

[Radio] "Memoria Norway" at NRK radio (Norway), Kulturnytt,Feb. 5, 2010
[TV] "Memoria Norway" at NRK 1/2(Norway), Safari programme, Dec. 01/02 , 2009
[CAT.] "Permafrost", Florae" in ANTArctica exhibition catalogue,
with a text by Tone Lyngstad-Nyaas
[MAG.] "Memoria Norway" in Berlin vis-à-vis magazine IV/2009
[MAG.] "On Broadway" in copyright magazin No. 7 (2009)
Here, there and anywhere ... Von Geistern, Hologrammen und anderen Abwesenheiten
(ISSN: 1439-7730)
[BOOK] "Girlfriend So Purple" in Wurzeln, Hrg. Petra Rietz, published by Kerber Verlag 2008
(ISBN 978-3-86678-218-1) with a text by Christina Tilmann.
[MAG.] "On Broadway" in Photography Now, 3rd Quarter 2008, with a text by Marc Peschke.

Exhibitions / Screenings / Performances (selection)

2014 (past & upcoming)

6th European Month of Photography Berlin: "Upheavels And Utopias. The Other Europe"
with Petra Rietz Salon Galerie - Berlin | Germany
Ostrale'014, 8th International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts - Dresden | Germany
Museum für Fotografie/Museum of Photography, »Aus-Schnitte« - Berlin | Germany
Klangland 14, "Nachhall" - Kassel | Germany

2013

Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, "NY" - Berlin | Germany
Barents Spektakel - “The Finnmark Diaries” - Kirkenes | Norway [ live ]

2011

Preview Art fair Berlin - Works from the Memoria Norway Cycle – Berlin | Germany
"A Momentary Lapse", Gallery Weekend, in co-operation with Petra Rietz Salon Galerie
and Kulturbüro Sophien, St. Johannes-Evangelist-Curch, Berlin | Germany

"There Are Places In Our Heads One Can Travel To", a contemporary dance opera
Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes| Norway [ live ]

2010

Kunstnernes Hus Oslo "Gentle Actions", Memoria Norway documentation, Oslo | Norway
German Norwegian Network Meeting (GNN), Essen | Germany [ live ]
Memoria Norway - Norway Tour 01, Finnmark:
Stabbursdalen, Kautokeino, Alta, Tana, Båtsfjord, Vadsø [ live ]
Murmansk Art Museum, Murmansk | Russia [ live ]
Barents Spektakel - Visionary Artic Conference, Kirkenes | Norway [ live ]
Barents Spektakel - Cutting Edge Arctic Concert, Kirkenes | Norway [ live ]
Petra Rietz Salon Galerie/ Showroom, Berlin | Germany
MARTa, Herford | Germany [ live ]

2009

Memoria Norway - Artistic Exploration - Autumn (w. Goethe-Institut)
Klangland 09,Sound art group show, Kunsttempel, Kassel | Germany
"ANTarctica" group show,Haugar Art Museum, Tønsberg | Norway
Memoria Norway - Artistic Exploration - Summer (w. Goethe-Institut)
Petra Rietz Salon Galerie/ Showroom, Berlin | Germany
Memoria Norway - Artistic Exploration - Winter (w. Goethe-Institut)

2008

Mainzer Kunstpreis Eisenturm 2008, Mainz | Germany
Nordic Embassies "Felleshus", Berlin | Germany
Kunsttempel, "Klangland", Kassel | Germany
General Public, Berlin | Germany
Internationales Film & Videofestival “One Minute”, Aarau | Switzerland
The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin | Germany
New Life Berlin Festival, Urban Space 08, Berlin | Germany
"Project ©7", Copyright Projectspace, Berlin | Germany
Digital Media 1.0, La Nau, Valencia | Spain

2007

"arte mobile", Florence | Italy
Petra Rietz Salon Galerie ,Berlin | Germany
TESLA, Berlin | Germany [ live ]
FILE Festival, Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

2006

INTERFACE - Festival for music and related arts "Immersion 4", Berlin | Germany [ live ]
Kulturbahnhof / Südflügel: "arte mobile", Kassel | Germany
FILE Festival, Sao Paulo | Brazil

2005

Museum for Sepulcral Culture, Kassel | Germany [ live ]
Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg | Germany [ live ]
Montevideo, Amsterdam | The Netherlands [ live ]
Media Art Festival Thailand, Thailand
FILE Festival, Sao Paulo | Brazil

2004

Museum Ludwig, Cologne | Germany
6E Biennial Champ Libre, Désert, Montrèal | Canada
Film des Forets, Chateau du Magnet | France
Den Haag Film and Video Festival, Den Haag | The Netherlands
KLAK, Klangmuseum Kassel | Germany [ live ]
Dokumentarfilm und Videofest Kassel, Kassel | Germany [ live ]

2003

Video Lisboa - ZDB Gallery, Lisbon | Portugal [ live ]
Essen Elektronisch, with Thomas Koener - Zeche Zollverein, Essen | Germany [ live ]
Sculpture Musicale, with Thomas Koener / Porter Ricks - Podewil, Berlin | Germany [ live ]

2002

The Room Of Secondary Light, 20 improvised concerts, Reiss Hotel, Kassel | Germany [ live ]

2001

MMK, Frankfurt | Germany

2000

Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel | Germany
Neuer Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg | Germany
Dokumentarfilm und Videofest Kassel, Kassel | Germany
Künstlerfest Kassel, Kassel | Germany

1999

Hoftheater Eremitage, St. Petersburg | Russia

1998

Dokumentarfilm und Videofest Kassel, Kassel | Germany
European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück | Germany

1997

European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück | Germany

1993 - 1996

[ Mainly photographic works and exhibitions ]

Awards/Scholarships

2008–2010

Goethe-Institute – Memoria Norway Project

2009

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – "Memoria Norway" Tour

2008

Mainzer Kunstpreis Eisenturm 2008
(Art award Mainz Eisenturm 2008)

2004/05

Grant of a DAAD scholarship

2004

3rd prize at the FILE Festival, Sao Paulo | Brazil

2000

Kasseler Kunstpreis der Dr. Wolfgang Zippel – Stiftung
(Art award Kassel, Dr. Wolfgang Zippel-Foundation)
Robert Völker Preis der Stadt Kassel
( Robert Völker Art award of the city of Kassel)

1997

Axis Mundi-Internet Award of German Art Academies

Curatorial work

2004

Jury Backup Award, Backup Festival - New Media in Film, Weimar | Germany
Curation of the DVD/CD-Rom/Internetprojects for the
European Media Art Festival (EMAF) Osnabrück | Germany

1999 – 2002

Curation of the CD-Rom/Internetprojects for the
European Media Art Festival (EMAF) Osnabrück | Germany

2001

Co- Curation of the Student Forum Exhibition

for the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück | Germany

1997

Co-curation Dialog Spaces, film+arc, Graz | Austria

Organizational work

1999 – 2002

Assistance / consulting for Documenta11: web + digital media

2000

Artistic / technical concept and direction of the “DIGITAL ARENA” Event – Kassel

1999

Assistance / consulting / coordination of the Kunsthochschule Kassel Team
for a production for EXPO 2000
Assistance / consulting / coordination Biennial of Media and Architecture
(former film+arc), Graz (1997-1999)