SUPERSTIMULUS is dealing with the questioning of viewing habits and visual impetus within the field of visual arts. The term is borrowed from the field of neuroscience and describes amongst other things the stimulation and influencing of impulses within the wildlife. If there is an egg bigger and more intense in colour being placed beside its own in a bird’s nest, the animal will prefer it.
While neuroscientific studies proof, that animals are not aware about the distinguishing of unrealistic ideal pictures and reality, human kind is able, at least in most cases, to differentiate between reality and fiction. Still, also the human visual stimulus is reacting to exaggerated colouring and shaping.
The exhibition SUPERSTIMULUS is playing with the fine line of exxageration of visual stimuli and generates a blurring of reality and artificiality. Viewing habits are served and beeing broken through, what creates new context and meta-levels between the exhibited works.
The presentation of works by ANDREA BARZAGHI, MICHAEL EPPLER, TOBI KECK, NADJA KURZ and LISA WOELFEL unites different media and techniques in one exhibition, that, due to content, topic and motives, are being put to new connections between each other. Common patterns of thinking and viewing habits are being questioned and let the observer think about which influence colours, shapes and material have on our visual stimuli.