Katharina Kiebacher

5 December 2009 – 31 January 2010

Exhibitions New Work Scotland Programme

For New Work Scotland ProgrammeIn, Katharina Kiebacher looked for model-like situations from which to record basic operations being performed. She created two new video works, Storm and Mass-cal. Storm was filmed at the Danish Falck Nutec Training Centre where participants train for large scale evacuations from ferries and ships. Mass-cal was filmed at a German Military training centre. By focusing on safety training Katharina examined society's systems for preparing us in moments of instability and catastrophe. These specific places were designated for particular purposes, as they become the stage for simple and predictable actions. Katharina was interested in documenting these operations capturing both the expected outcomes as well as the possible disturbances in these planned operations.

Download the exhibition information here

Read the New Work Scotland Programme 2009 publication, which includes New Writing Scotland essays by Louise Briggs and Nicola Wright here

New Work Scotland Programme was an initiative launched by Collective in 2000. Through an open call, New Work Scotland Programme identified and supported some of the most promising new artists working in Scotland - providing them with the opportunity to create new work and bring it to the attention of a wider public. The 2009 participants were Anna Tanner, Michael White, Rachel Adams, Jennifer Grant, Katharina Kiebacher and PLACE Projects.

New Writing Scotland grew out of New Work Scotland Programme and was initiated in 2004 in collaboration with Edinburgh College of Art's Centre for Visual and Cultural Studies, to promote creative writing about the visual arts coupled with targeted support to the exhibiting artists - providing them with them with their first artists text.

This is an archived programme entry.

Thomas Abercromby, 'John', video still 2023, courtesy of the artist. Photo Daniel Hughes. Featured Julia Lau and Nevil Jose

Thomas Abercromby


21 Oct 2023 — 23 Dec 2023

Liza Sylvestre, 'asweetsea' video still, 2022, courtesy of the artist.

Liza Sylvestre


21 Oct 2023 — 23 Dec 2023