home apocalypse

5 January - 28 February 2022

Especially for the living room, Berlin artist Dennis Rudolph (1979) developed a sequel to his work ‘The 5 Minute Apocalypse’, which he previously exhibited on the Oudekerkstoren and during Museumnacht. In resemblance to Nam June Paik’s work, ‘TV Buddha’ Rudolph turns your Computer Screen at home into an altar piece. In this work, too, Rudolph blends the abundant visual culture of the Baroque era with that of the current media era.

‘Seven messengers’ of the Ai all painted by Rudolph using a Virtual Reality 3D painting program perform a choreografie around your monitor to the tunes of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and eventually collapse unto your smartphone to give space for the gigantic figure of ARTIFICIAL_GODS_Europa emerging out of the screen. Record and share your experience using #homeapocalypse on Instagram to be reposted on the special account.

How does it work?

  1. Scan the QR code (or click here) to download the app in the Apple Store
  2. Click op onderstaande afbeelding om beeldvullend te maken
  3. Open the app
  4. Scan the image with your device
  5. Record your experience with the record function
  6. Share your video via Instagram and use #homeapocalypse

Dennis Rudolph (1979) is a conceptual artist living and working in Berlin. He works with both old and new media and techniques such as video, painting, graphics and performance and in some works also connects them. Rudolph studied at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, the Repin Academy in St. Petersburg and the Language and Culture Institute in Beijing. Recent exhibitions of his have been shown at the Museum der Arbeit Hamburg; DTLA Film Festival, Los Angeles; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art; CAC Bretigny, France; Nayerische Staatsoper, Germany; Kunstverein Arnsberg; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, among others. Since 2014 Rudolph runs the exhibition space, residency and studio State of the Art in Berlin.

Fragement of ‘The 5 minute Apocalypse’