Press Release

Crossing at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken is the first major solo exhibition dedicated to the work of German artist Helga Griffiths (b. 1959 in Ehingen/Donau). Her multimedia and multisensory space installations (comprising sound, video, and scent) explore the boundaries between art, science and technology. Audience interaction is as important as the site-specific character of these works. This exhibition at Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken showcases all facets of Griffiths' oeuvre.



International exhibitions

International Archives 2nd half of 2017

Helga Griffiths, Crossing

Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken (Germany)

22.09.2017 - 14.01.2018




For over 20 years, Helga Griffiths' work has explored the boundary between human nature and environment. In multisensory installations, she researches the thresholds and limits of human perception through artistic and scientific means. These include spectacular works like a flight across the glacial landscape of her own brain she created in close collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt.

Her works are based on the concept of an "experiential space"—a multidimensional and multisensory space designed to evoke memories, feelings, and ideas in observers, or to confront them with visual, sonic, olfactory, or haptic stimuli that stem from the artist's own realm of experience. Griffiths' work often employs a special technique: the artist takes information that we perceive through one sense (e.g., sight or hearing) and transfers it to a different sense (e.g., smell). In this way, she creates a dialogue that unfolds on a subliminal, intuitive plane—one that is capable of transcending and expanding conventional sensory experience.


Exhibition 22 September 2017 - 14 January 2018. Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, St. Johanner Markt 24 - 66111 Saarbrücken
(Germany). Tel.: +49 681 9051842. Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–6pm, Saturday – Sunday 11am–6pm.






Helga Griffiths, Crossing, Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken

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