D wie Dore

A project about Dore Hoyer (1911-1967)

Photography – Videos – Conversation – Artist Talk

Andrea Morein and Susanne Linke


11 – 26 February, 2022

Vernissage: 10 February, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m

Sunday Special: 20 February, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Screening of the original videos 'Affectos Humanos' by Dore Hoyer and Susanne Linke Artist

Talk with Susanne Linke Finissage: February 26, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

D - wie DORE is a tribute to the ‘Ausdrucks’dancer Dore Hoyer (1911-1967). The exhibition shows visual translations of footage of various Hoyer dances. They trace my early experiences with ‘Ausdrucks’ dance, having been introduced as a child to it by Dore Hoyer's longtime friend (and archivist) Waltraut Luley. W. Luley also supported Susanne Linke in her beginnings as a dancer and through her she also met Dore Hoyer. 'D - wie Dore' (DIGITAL TRACINGS) is an approach and a shared commemoration of the outstanding dancer and choreographer.


The central photographic work DDD-Digital Double Dore is a 4.20 m long wall panel from a dance study by Hoyer. The digital processing of the underlying video material created a new visuality that goes beyond documentation. Further photo-series are based on further filmed video material and appear visually 'layered'. The dancer's gestures and movements emerge as shadows from a deep black background.


Photographing moving video images creates a compression and an abstraction of the original movement sequences. They are gestural photographs that illustrate the fragility and transience of the dancer - or of dance in general. The medium of photography becomes a witness to a dance tradition whose importance has only been rediscovered and appreciated in recent years. e.g. in the series of eventss'What the body remembers. On the topicality of dance’ in the Academy of Arts, Berlin, 2019.


The 'Sunday Special' introduces the dance cycle Affectos Humanos created by Hoyer in 1962. The original film version and the video of the reconstruction of this piece by Susanne Linke will be shown together as part of the exhibition. In a conversation about the 'Making of...', Susanne Linke will provide information about the working process of this 're-enactment'. A rare opportunity to hear the dancer and choreographer speak about her work on 'Affectos Humanos' and about Dore Hoyer.


A documentation of original photos from Susanne Linke's private collection was created about 'Affectos Humanos', which was produced especially for the exhibition. It is published in a small edition. It contains photos from Dore Hoyer's dance cycle juxtaposed with those from Susanne Linke's version.

DDD - Digital Double Dore ©2019-2022 Andrea Morein, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Fotopaneel 4,20 x 0,80 m Digitaldruck (edition 3/3 +2 A-P.)


Running Hands #1- #3 ©2019-2022 Andrea Morein, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Digitaldrucke  je 70 x 50 cm (edition 3/3 + 2 A.P.)


Arme Kreisen #1 & #2 ©2019-2022 Andrea Morein, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Lambdaprint auf Aludibont 90 x70 cm  (edition 3/3 + 2 A.P.) & 21 x 30cm (Unikat)


Mask ©2018-2022 Andrea Morein, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Digitaldruck 40 x 50 cm  (edition 3/3 + 2 A.P.)

All photos © Andrea Morein 2007-2023, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Andrea Morein, born 1950 in Vienna, back in Berlin after working in Tel Aviv, Java, Amsterdam & Cologne. Interdisciplinary artist & curator with a focus on embodied arts, collage, photography, gestural drawing. She examines how personal experience of one's history can be expanded & embedded in a broader context of community and historicity. Other aspects of her artistic practice is the visual transcription of literary texts and the exploration of the interconnectedness in spatial relationships.


Exhibition practice since 1997, including the Jewish Museum Vienna, Art Museum Bochum, Roman-Germanic Museum, Cologne, Kibbutz Gallery & Artists House Tel Aviv, Museolaboratorio, Citta S. Angelo, Frauenmuseum Bonn. Foundation of the showroom ODALISQUE, Berlin in 2020.

2021 curation and participation in the group exhibition 'M-bodi-ment-A' in the project space of the Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin.