Category Archives: Video

YES / NO

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This series of nine video works has been created in 2008 in Dresden at the former Eastern German state enterprise ROBOTRON, an industrial prefabricated construction of office buildings. The air circulation and the easy manoeuvrability of the window wings set the mirror images of the window panes into a permanent swaying motion.
The nine video sequences feature a similar image build-up: The window frame runs vertically through the image. The window frame separates the direct view towards the opposite building façade from the reflection.
The views are rigidly structured by the windows’ raster of the building. The focal lengths vary. Besides the aspect of moving reflections, the whole video series documents the renovation works on the building: the aged condition of the concrete façade, the scaffolding in front, the covering of the windows, the works on the house and the freshly painted appearance. In one of the windows a skeleton dummy has been placed next to other objects, which are visible in addition to the movement.

 

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JA/NEIN. Ansichten 1, 4

YES/NO. Views 1, 4
Dresden 2008
Digital Video (DV-Cam) / DVD PAL
Mute. Each 7 min. Loop

Perspective Columbus / Ohio I

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Eine geschlossene Sichtblende strukturiert das Videobild horizontal. Das langsame Öffnen der Sichtblende erscheint zu Anfang wie ein Bildflimmern und lässt dann allmählich schemenhaft die Stadt erkennen, deren horizontale Straßenführung sich in die Sichtblende einordnet, sodass der dreidimensionale Stadtraum zur Fläche wird. Fahrzeuge scheinen zwischen den Lamellen der Sichtblende zu fahren. Die Aufwärtsbewegung beim langsamen Öffnen der Sichtblende korrespondiert mit den Bewegungen Außen. Das Spiel zwischen Zweidimensionalität und Dreidimensionalität endet im freien Blick in die Ferne. 

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Perspective Columbus /Ohio II
Ausblick Columbus/Ohio II
Columbus/Ohio 2007
Digital Video / DVD PAL
Mute. 24 min 7 sec. Loop

 

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Perspective Columbus / Ohio I
Ausblick Columbus / Ohio I
Columbus/Ohio 2007
Digital Video / DVD PAL
Mute. 21 min 36 sec. Loop

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Haus Setup

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The perspective from the window towards a house and the reflection of this house in the window pane are framed in equal parts in the format of a video image. With the movement of the window pane the reflection of the house is repositioned on the glass surface. The space of the picture changes gradually, and new building constellations appear within the image detail.
By opening and closing the shutters that are installed in front of the window, different parts of the house are successively obscured and again released. Determined by the tempo of the engines of the shutters, the architectural space constantly changes also. All processes of opening and closing and the possibility of the reflection are combined to a sixty minute long sequence of image space- and perspective possi­bilities.

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Venetian Blind

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An office at Frankfurt’s East Harbour: By opening the window in one corner of the room, the view of the other window is overlaid. In the opened window a building of the harbour area is reflected, through the closed window an industrial landscape is visible. The video shows the overlaying.
During the recording time, the venetian blinds in front of both windows are automatically raised and lowered as well as the opening angle of their slats modified. The varying angles allow a view towards the industrial landscape or show the house in its reflection. An overlaid view is facilitated, determined by the brightness within the theme.
By mechanical means a crossfading effect is achieved. The rhythmical mechanical movement of the venetian blinds create a smooth transition. The concrete representation of the vistas is either directly shown, mirrored and superposed or the lines of the venetian blinds stand out more prominently, and thus the depiction of the external space seemingly dissolves.

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