Giordano Bruno marks with his work „The shadow of the Ideas“ a key work in the tradition of the art of the memory. He proposes a philosophy that unites the combinatorial of knowledge (attached to the ideas of Ramon Lull of the twelfth century) with the force of the imaginary, thus combining determinism with the unknown and unpredictable of the cosmos, the soul and its relation to knowledge. Citing Eduardo Vinatea’s introduction of the 2009 edition of Umbris Idearum, as a discursive architecture of the soul.
For this installation the bunker K101 of Cologne, Ehrenfeld is transformed into a theater of memory, operating the spaces as if of the imaginary palace
of Giordano Bruno was treated, where each ray of light, each color and each stone was placed by the same Giordano Bruno. The accumulated wisdom of Umbris Idearum grows as an autonomous organism, transforms, interferes, modulates and makes each see more difficult to decipher.
The relationship between place, literature, thought is where on stage, creating a texture that reflects the complexity of woven reality.
The sound is composed by Ali Chakav and during one night a sound performance of 6 hours was performed with the participation of Ali Chakav (electronics), Rahel Pötsch (Cello) and Axel Pulgar (electronic) at the Bunker K101 at the Körnerstr. in Cologne.
6-ch video installation, 4ch-sound-composition, light-installation
7th – April, 2017.
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 2016, SANAA Building.
In Collaboration with Susanna Schönberg and JiHyun Park.
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
As a permantent installation in the downtown of Cologne – Germany, the sentence FORGET YOUR FEAR / OUR FEAR runs as a loop conforming different moments of readibility. This project project was realized in the seminar platform 5:1 given at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with a group of art students.
Video Panels (40” heigth – 8” width)
Urban Screen in Cologne’s Downtown consisting (40X8 ft.). With the friendly support of Giga Center.
Thesis presentation at Center of Experimental Arts Metronom in Barcelona of Master in Design Interactive Systems at MECAD’s
Based on Dgiga Vertov’s manifesto Kino Auge , Cine Ojo 2.0 approaches the same idea by using an approach of a generative documentary, where the process of montage is realized by the combination of algorithmic driven movements and the interaction driven by the curiosity of the visitor of the installation.
Metronóm. Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Rafael Tous, Barcelona.
Videobeamer, table, motion capture system, code, 4-Ch Sound-installation.