Pulling Blood From a Stone

An exhibition by Niamh Schmitdke

How can we further our understanding of minerals beyond their existence simply as objects of research and technology? Artist in residence, Niamh Schmidtke, dived deep into interdisciplinary dialogues trying to pull blood from rocks and stones and exploring novel perspectives on their existence. This Science Gallery exhibition engages the visitors in a multisensory experience using sight, listening and touch.

The art-science multimedia installation features an audio-play to be heard inside a fabric cocoon next to films and voice notes on the exploitation of minerals and climate guilt. The works are inspired by Niamh's research with geologist and custodian of the Mineral Collections at TU Berlin, Dr. Johannes Giebel. 

This exhibition is the third edition of the art and environmental sciences research residency program EARTH WATER SKY curated by Ariane Koek, funded by the Fondation Didier et Martine Primat, and produced by members of the Science Gallery Network.



UNI_VERSUM - TU Berlin Exhibition Space 

Address: Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin 

Vernissage: 23.5.2024 

Soft opening at 17.00; Hybrid Talks symposium at 18.00; Official reception at 20.00.

Everyone welcome. Meet the artist, curator and geologist!

Exhibition: 24.05. - 22.06.2024 

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 11.00 – 15.00.

Photocredit: Niamh Schmitdke