Category Archives: Christel Dillbohner

Christel Dillbohner (www.dillbohner.de), an Associate of the Institute of Cultural Inquiry for over 20 years, is an experienced visual researcher, societal explorer and world traveler. Hailing from Cologne, Germany, she now calls Los Angeles and Berkeley, CA, her homes. She translates her findings from the field into visual thoughts by using a variety of materials such as pigments, wax and clay, plant matter and found objects. An Associate of the Institute of Cultural Inquiry for over 20 years, she has presented her results in a multitude of collaborative projects and interventions.

Projects:
2013 Visualist-in-Residence
2012 Fingerübungen
2003 AIDS CHRONICLES, Los Angeles, Project Coordinator
1995 AIDS CHRONICLES, Los Angeles, Project Coordinator
1993 AIDS BOTTLE PROJECT, City University of New York, and the Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, Project Coordinator
1992 AIDS BOTTLE PROJECT, Los Angeles, Project Coordinator
1991 AIDS BOTTLE PROJECT, Los Angeles, Project Coordinator

ICI Publications:

2007 Searching for Sebald
2001 Benjamin’s Blind Spot & The Manual of Lost Ideas
1997 Bataille’s Eye & ICI Field Notes 4

Field Projects:

1993 Wunderkammern: Salzburg, Wien, Guggingen, Praha, Dresden, Berlin, Bochum, Köln
1999 Museums of Remembering: Berlin, Krakow, Ausschwitz, Praha, Venezia
2004 Searching for Sebald: London, Oxford, Lowestoft, Southwold, Dunwich
2006 Book Publishing: Rhode Island, Dia Beacon
2008 Book Fair: New York City
2009 Interventions: Venezia, Frankfurt
2012 Barthesisan Musings: London, Gränna, Sweden

Visualist-in-Residence Project

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Due to space limitations, VIR applications for 2016 are currently not being accepted. This project may resume in 2017. The VIR residency offers local artists, art theorists, writers, and other culture producers an environment that is oriented towards knowledge production … Continue reading

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ICI Associate in Exhibition

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ICI Associate, Christel Dillbohner, will be presenting A matter of time and motion – Objects – Painting – Photography –, a site specific installation at kampstogether in Köln from November 10-20, 2013. (Opening reception, November 9th)

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ICI Associates in Collaboration

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Associates Antoinette LaFarge and Christel Dillbohner recently met at the Berkeley chapter of the ICI for an intensive residency called Seeing thru – Durchblicke schaffen. They split their field research into two halves: The first half explored possibilities for creating … Continue reading

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Christel Dillbohner at the ICI

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Mit dem anderen Blick 2 May – 21 May, 2013 “I want to come and look with a fresh eye … then translate, transform, ferry across that deep river of inquiry.” Visualist-in-Residence and longtime ICI associate, Christel Dillbohner, spent two … Continue reading

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ICI Associate featured in New DVD

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ICI Associate, Christel Dillbohner, has been featured in a new DVD entitled Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic. The DVD “offers a rare opportunity to gain insight into the artistic process [of] 28 professional artists in their own voices.” … Continue reading

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New Aquisition

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Thank you to Christel Dillbohner for donating a new and exciting tool to the Institute’s collection: a wooden ball winder. As always, we are excited to see what potential uses and sparks of inspiration are brought about by our interactions … Continue reading

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Chritell Dillbohner at the ICI

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Thank you to all those who attended Saturday night’s discussion with our most recent Visualist-in-Residence and long time ICI Associate, Christel Dillbohner, as she discussed her project based research at the ICI. Be sure to stay tuned for details on … Continue reading

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Press Release

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Mit dem anderen Blick May 18, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 pm At the Institute of Cultural Inquiry Presentation and Discussion will begin at 6:30pm The Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICI) presents Mit dem anderen Blick, a public presentation of our … Continue reading

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ICI Associate and Friend in Exhibition

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Long-time ICI associate, Christel Dillbohner and friend of the ICI, Christine Nguyen, are featured in a new show titled WASHED UP: Ocean in Peril. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the tsunami that hit the coast of Japan in … Continue reading

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The Honey Gatherers

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Ueber das Sammeln von Honig                         – The Honey Gatherers Christel Dillbohner’s site-specific installation at SPACE, Los Angeles, February/March 1993 “Insights/Einblicke” catalog essay by Michael Lawrence, Los Angeles, 1994 “…..The Honey Gatherers utilized approximately 3,000 square feet to investigate the various … Continue reading

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