Category Archives: Light / Video

Glass Blocks #3


Video recording of a glass block wall in the laboratory building of the former Botanical Institute of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main: Pots of thistle plants (Sonchus gomerensis) stand in front of the glass block wall opposite the Botanic Garden's greenhouses. The leaves of the plants move in the summer wind.
The decoration of the glass blocks, an overlay of eight vertical and eight horizontal divisions, fragments the image of the plants beind the glass and makes them appear in a square structure in the recorded video image.
The finished video image is created according to the modular principle:
A glass block is selected, digitally cropped and inserted several times in the editing programme into a frame-filling grid that corresponds in detail to the original structure of the wall. Within the image grid, the same block is shifted on the time axis by eight seconds at a time. In this way, a total of 15 points in time and time sequences are listed simultaneously in the video in the sense of a time span set in the moment, visible in each image. The structure of the repetition remains recognisable because the time offset of eight seconds is within the range of short-term memory. In the video image, the restless movements of the plants and the changing light contrast with the austerity of the grid in the glass.

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Four Lemons


A still-life motif: four lemons lie on a table.
On a sunny morning, the light fields from three windows move across the table.
The recording of this process, four hours long, results in the video.
The movement of the shadows is clearly visible in the section of the recording.
From time to time the wind moves the windows.
Mirrored surfaces of light glide across the table, following the course of the shadows.
The light and the shadow change the yellow of the lemons.


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Transformer House Wall / Neon Light


Transformer House Wall. Wall / Neon Light
Transformatoren-Haus-Wand. Wand / Neonlicht
Daniel Marzona. Berlin. 2017
Video Projection / Exhibition View

The video work Transformatoren-Haus-Wand / Neonlicht (transformer-house-wall / neon light) shows the wall of a house with large surfaces painted in different colors, photographed in downtown Moscow. There are traces of graffiti, which the authorities do not tolerate and have tried to expunge by painting them over with oil and emulsion paints in various tones. Wolf’s media artworks are created successively. First, she photographed some of the overpainted house walls in Moscow, part for part, and put them back together as large pictures on a computer. As a video level, the photo of a neon light going on and off is laid over the wall photograph with its various degrees of brightness. The changes produce the actual video image: the colors of the wall flicker rhythmically in the light of the malfunctioning lamp. This simple combination of the static and the dynamic is characteristic of Wolf’s works.


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