Umbris Idearum – Video Installation
ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
Curated by Amador Vega, Peter Weibel and Siegfried Zielinski
see also: The Thinking Machine at CCCB Barcelona
17th of March – 1st of September 2018
The exhibition »DIA-LOGOS. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria« is dedicated to the outstanding Catalan-Majorcan philosopher, logician, and mystic Ramon Llull (c. 1232–c. 1316), whose life and work continue to fascinate a host of thinkers, artists, and scholars today.
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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.
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.
Based on Dgiga Vertov’s manifesto Kino Auge , Cine Ojo 2.0 approach the same idea by using an approach of a generative documentary, where the process of montage is realised by the combination of algorithmic driven movements and the interaction driven by the curiosity of the visitor of the installation.
Metronóm. Centro de Arte Contemporaeno Rafael Tous, Barcelona.
Videobeamer, table, motion capture system, code, 4-Ch Sound-installation.