Diplom Scenography / Media Art, HfG Karlsruhe, 2009
Audio Video-Performance / Sculpture
Suprematism was the tendency to grapple with non-representationalism in art, founded in the 1910s among artists such as Kassimir Malevich and Hans Richter. 'Regarder' is the sight that together results in supregardism. The question raised with this project is what and how we see and what role perception plays in the process. To what extent can rooms be delimited based on this, and thus create atmospheres.
A video installation was created through experiments with models in perspective spaces. A camera films into a model lens. The lens has spatial lenses, changes the spatial perspective and can be extended endlessly (endless space). LEDs are attached to the connections between the individual elements and illuminate the interior through narrow slots. By switching individual LEDs on and off, the room becomes deeper or shorter, there is a constant perspective change in the video image, sometimes you see a room, sometimes the spatial structures dissolve, and everything seems two-dimensional, like a pattern.
The work was shown as part of a performance. In a two-story building that is used as a rehearsal stage by the theater, visitors find themselves in front of a seated rehearsal stage. Drinks are served, the audience sits in front of the illuminated stage, nothing happens for several minutes, first it goes quiet, then people calm down, but where are the actors? Suddenly you hear a voice from the stairwell, hardly to be understood, after a while a man gets up and goes downstairs. Everyone stays seated. Two more visitors go downstairs, and gradually the whole audience moves into the basement. In the stairwell, a travel guide describes the landscape, the colors of the rocks, etc ... At the bottom it is gloomy, empty rooms, oppressive, creepy, you can hear a hum from a changing room in which ivy has grown, everything seems deserted for a long time, but is lit up like a movie set. Part of the room looks like a stage, but nowhere is an actor. In addition to one room, there is a technician operating a video installation. Suddenly all the lights go out and a voice begins to speak in a whisper to the audience. A text by Jean Luc Godard. The technician begins to switch the lights on and off, the visitors follow the resulting images projected on a wall. It becomes very quiet. Lights in individual rooms go on and off again and again. The voice speaks of objects, of colors, of questions of perception of the world, while the audience themselves begin to explore the sound space sculpture.