Eran Schaerf

fm-scenario – where palms stand – mask – delay

Eran Schaerf’s project examines the constitution of the mass media and the space produced by it. The project offers users an Internet archive (fm-scenario.net) containing audio modules such as listener calls, features, and news, where they can compile stories. One such compilation will form the initial scenario for Schaerf’s installation. Located in the interpreter booths of the main conference room, an architecture which reflects translation processes, the borders between fact and fiction, sender and receiver, user and author, become blurred questioning the production of space by means of language.

Eran Schaerf (*1962 in Israel) is a Berlin-based artist with an academic background in architecture, urban planning and photography. His practice focuses on architectures of discourse in the intersection of fashion, mass media, language and the built environment. It interweaves historical and contemporary political narratives in print, in space, on air, and – often in collaboration with the author and philosopher Eva Meyer – in film. His work has been shown widely in exhibitions such as the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), and Manifesta 2 in Luxemburg (1998).

fm-scenario - where palms stand - mask - delay is a project in the framework of fm-scenario - The Listener's Voice, a project of a production e. V., Berlin and Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation / Dept. Radio Play and Media Arts in cooperation with Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Les Complices*, Zurich; the Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt and the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. This project has been made possible by the generous support of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, 2012-2014