VERDE is an documentary project in the tradition of expanded cinema focused on three natural landscapes of Colombia: the Sasardí nature reserve located in the Darien, Sumapaz and San José del Guaviare. All three places have special environmental conditions, and different natural characteristics and ecosystems.
They are distant from each other in the colombian geography, they are different from the biological perspective but also have elements in common: they are lungs of the planet, water factories with incalculable potential, and all are places of great fragility that have been contaminated by the socio-political conflict that has taken place in the country.
GREEN project is also the result of an audiovisual and inter-medial creation laboratory – with a strong emphasis on improvisation – of a group of artists from different institutions and disciplines. With the participation of: Nelson Vergara, Roberto Garcia Piedrahita, Javier Olarte, Ricardo Arias, Rodrigo Restrepo and Luis Negron van Grieken
Founded in 2004 by Susanna Schoenberg at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts, Re-active platform is also the name of an artistic production formula for letting different conceptual, material-specific and technical design approaches work together free from a hierarchical model.
In this case the installation at the Contemporary Art Fair reacts on sound from space, by vibrating the foil and the laser drawing in a feedback circuit of observation and monitoring acoustical and optical signals.
Computer vision custom software, camera, microphone, motors, structure, reflecting foil, custom software for laser drawings, laser-beam.
Contemporary Art Fair in Essen, SANAA Building.
In Collaboration with Susanna Schönberg and JiHyun Park.
COMPUTER AIDED INSTALLATION
re-active platform is about the logic and aesthetics of systems; circuits, signals and displays are represented as objects, images and sites, while the phenomena of the real seem to be nothing more than just mere coincidence.
Re-Active Platform, initiated by Susanna Schoenberg in 2004, embodies concepts, works, tests and exchange between students and other art and technology competencies that temporarily and repeatedly turned into site and condition themselves.
Glass Moog Cologne (2010) & Contemporary Art Ruhr (2010)
March 20 to April 14, 2010 Glasmoog Gallery of Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Ralf Baecker / Karin Lingnau / Luis Negrón Van Grieken / Ji Hyun Park and Susanna Schoenberg
COMPUTER AIDED INSTALLATION
Plastic, wood, carbon fibre, custom electronics, code, geiger counters
This Concept consists in 5 site specific installations conceived for the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei MOCA Studio in Taipei.
Coincidence Setup is dedicated to the idea of coincidence — and the question of how to understand what is coincidence and what not. The fact that two events can take place exactly in the same time is sometimes translated into the belief that there is no reason for such contemporaneity, If not some kind of chance.
A so-called coincidence circuit is made of 2 Geiger counters, which is supposed to detect particles from cosmic showers — so-called muons. The experimental set-up of a coincidence circuit is connected to a modular display made by 2 groups of vertical louvers, reaching from ceiling to floor.
A computer controlled motor is mounted to each louver to rotate it around its axis. The regular kinetic choreography will be disturbed by events supposed to be related to cosmic showers detected by the coincidence circuit. The movements of the louvers are visible also as shadows — a kind of circuit of 2nd degree, where the physical is dematerialized into the shape of a projection.
One of the main aims of this part of the installation complex is to focus the tension between the representation of pre-set events, and the possibility
of interruptions in their representation— so that observers can suddenly imagine to have misunderstood or misallocated the object of their observation.
Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei – Taiwan. October 8 to November 20, 2011 (MOCA Studio).
In cooperation with Ralf Baecker / Karin Lingnau / Jihyun Park / Arthur Hölling / Susanna Schoenberg as Re-Active Platform.
Re-Active-Platform Production (2011)
Based on Sebald‘s Novel Austerlitz. This audiovisual installation with two screens jutting into the space, depicts Austerlitz’s passion for the mighty architecture of railway stations and the growth in logistics at the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century. He is particularly interested in Antwerp railway station, with the neighbouring diamond district and the Nocturama of the nearby zoo. The installation projects dominantly, architecturally into the space and as such refers to its role models.
Moving collages of the railway station building pick up on tis era of logistics but also the condition of restlessness and inner disquiet. The video sequence, generated from photos, creates a confusing effect: vanishing points and perspectives are broken up, sequences appear displaced, the images seem to fold and break like a journey through time and memory.
As part of a mid-term project developed with student, I worked together with Prof. Heide Hagebölling from 2010 with the literature adaption of W.G. Sebald Austerlitz by defining 9 Station as a dramatically resource. media-scenography.org
Moving collages of the railway station building pick up on this era of logistics but also the condition of restlessness and inner disquiet. The video sequence, generated from photos, creates a confusing effect: vanishing points and perspectives are broken up, sequences appear displaced, the images seem to fold and break like a journey through time and memory.
at St. Gertrud Church, Cologne.
2-CHANNEL AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION
INTERMEDIA CONCERT / INSTALLATION
The idea of traveling, as an activity that includes a geographic translation, implying a gesture as an contemplative gaze. Tras-lado is an artistic performance that plays with the construction and deconstruction of the image and sound of rural and urban landscapes determinate by the trajectory between Bogota and Manizales (Colombia) in order to constitute mediatized geographies and geophonies. The intermedia concert implies a media cartography that generates real-time visual and acoustical layers.
Tras-lado is a collaboration project between the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. The travel was conceived by the invitation to the International Festival del la Imagen, Manizalez 2014.
VERITÈ / ANDERE RÄUME
is an intervention in a private forest at Germany-Belgium’s border consisting in custom mades boxes that alludes to the peep show apparatus from the 17th century.
By using radio receivers in tuned in random frequencies an acoustical interruption of the natural surrounding creating a surreal situation.
By installing a high reflective mirror wall in the forest, now the interruption would be in the visual level by creating a repetition of the seen taking reference to the text Foucault’s observations in his publication “Other Spaces” and his thoughts on a idea of heterotopias
These works were showed as part of the FIELDSITE Project of Achim Mohné‘s and the Seminar Unsite Temporalities at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in der the border between Germany and Belgium.
Fragmente, gelesen von einer weiblichen und einer männlichen Stimme, schlummern als Audiofiles auf den Desktops vernetzter Rechner. Die RESEARCH Group spielt den fragmentarischen, unbewussten Subtext. Bedeutungsbestimmungen leuchten auf, werden aber überlagert vom neu-babylonischen Fliesstext, der sich aus der Kommunikation der manipulierten Wort-File- Bruchstücke schöpft. Die Sprache wird verklanglicht, der unbewusste Subtext wird visualisiert.