Gerry Bibby and guests


27 May 17:00 No registration required Free admission

The event RSVP takes place in the context of Gerry Bibby’s exhibition Lobby. Performative readings by invited guests will activate the presented installations and bring them into new constellations.

„Much of Lobby has been wrapped up in an amplified call & response dynamic. Beginning, like most exhibitions, with the curator‘s initial invitation, a whole series of requests, expectations fulfilled or otherwise, obstructions, deals & decisions followed.

Invitations 1–11 as sculpture began with me digesting numerous images of table-shapes coupled with reportage of large-scale decision making. These followed with call-outs in the form of letters I addressed to all the city & state buildings, cultural institutions, and even the local fire station, in direct proximity to the ruin.

I wrote:

“I write here however with a wish to also include your involvement in the process of the exhibition’s making by contributing commonplace objects from your working surrounds.”

“To be expected the same area now looks very different and the numerous people who visit today will encounter an entirely other view through a train’s window.”


“Despite during this time and still not being able to engage electorally in Germany […] I would suggest my experience as an immigrant has allowed me a complex vantage point from which to think of place and my relation to it.”


Some replied, others didn’t. But now that all this combines in object form on site — I also wrote “[…] I am particularly interested in tables that promote the coming together of many bodies” – the Invitations are ripe for response.

A number of guests will join a gathering for readings of some borrowed & new texts, and discussion on Saturday the 27th May at 5pm. Please join regardless of having replied or not.

Until then,
Gerry Bibby“