Nassim L'Ghoul


Opening 19.10 from 5 pm

Two rats gather for a game of cards in an apparently empty room of a (once) ticket booth. Suddenly, the tranquillity of their meet is disrupted, causing the existing relational dynamics -both among themselves and with the room- to collapse for a moment. This fleeting moment of temporary collapse, built up by a chain of disruptions, affects parallel actions which only then seem to concur in time and space. Through repetition, this recurring interruption in the narrative reveals an existing potential for change – in any sense of the word – within any spatiotemporal scenario.

“3-Way-Handshake” focuses on speculative observations and how these condition the relationship between subject and space. By visually capturing elements of the building and its surroundings, the audiovisual piece aims to portray an interim state and an alternative reading to the existence of the ticket booth. One may think of the joker in a deck of cards, who as a substitute for another card, enables the versatility of an alternative and punctual function.

Looking through the window panes we see different characters that inhabit the space in an almost parasitic and artificial way. Two adjectives that could also describe the ticket booth in its obsolete state.
But what prevents us then from falling into a cascade of artificiality by thinking that the environment in which the building clings and inhabits, was itself also a parasite of a previous landscape?

Opening daily from 4 to 10 pm.

Guided visits by appointment.
Between the 21st and the 22nd of October, the exhibition will remain closed due to parallel events in Olympiapark.

Sound: Jonathan Ungemach

Photographic documentation: Alex Jeskulke

About the artist

Nassim L’Ghoul (*1997 in Bad Soden, DE) works in the field of 3D Animation to generate digital images that he uses for his video works and video installations. In his work, he blends a variety of visual elements, with personal observations and impressions playing a central role. These are often combined with popular narratives or myths and then translated into his own visual imagery. His works are characterised by surreal worlds and stories, which, however, are not presented in a linear narrative, but remain deliberately open and associative.

Nassim has been studying at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (DE) with Prof. Alexander Oppermann since 2017. In 2020 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (AT).

Recently he has exhibited at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, saasfee* pavillon and EIGEN+ART Lab.