The AUDIOSTORIES accompany DAS MINSK’s exhibitions in unusual ways. This is because, in contrast to a classical audio guide, they are not based on descriptions of works, but rather the larger social contexts surrounding the exhibited works and their creation.
What does a world view that enables an artist to make artwork sound like? What is the soundtrack of the time in which an artwork was created? And what kind of echo can an artwork elicit in the viewer? These and many other questions form the starting point of the AUDIOSTORIES by DAS MINSK Kunsthaus in Potsdam.
The cultural journalist and documentary filmmaker Sylvie Kürsten produced the stories. She takes the audience on an inspiring tour that brings the past and present to mind in a fresh and unbiased way, celebrating the sociopolitical relevance of art. Accompanied by soundscapes by the Leipzig composer Fabian Russ and the voice of Knut Elstermann, a poly-vocal, multilayered, and at times cryptic approach to art is thus made possible.
Sylvie Kürsten, born 1979 in Berlin, is an independent cultural journalist and has worked as a documentary filmmaker since 2011. For the film Venus auf Abwegen from the 3sat-series Kunst und Verbrechen, she and her team received the 2016 Grimme-Preis. In 2020, she released Kunst aus der DDR: Vom Westen gehasst, vom Westen geliebt, a one-hour audio feature commissioned by the WDR. The cultural researcher also moderates from time to time and supports the initiative »Wir sind der Osten.«