Our social and private life has undergone a drastic turn towards digitalisation as a consequence of the pandemic that originated at the beginning of 2020. Human contacts now often are replaced by video-chat Zoom or Jitsy.
In this video, I try to show the human experience of loneliness and impotence during their „meetings“ in cyberspace. Even if the light image accurately depicts the person, eye contact is impossible. We look at a screen that shows a simulacrum of some other human being and of ourselves.
In her video work “Yaw” Katharina Gruzei combines two supposedly distant worlds under the term “Goldhaube” (“gold cap” or “golden hat”). In addition to the traditional Austrian headdress, which is referred to with this term, Austria’s military air surveillance system also bears the name “Goldhaube”.
Conspicuous facades amidst frequented streets and public spaces are garnished with moderate and subversive declarations that invite and are often accosted with repudiating appraisals. Meticulously edited excerpts align in an archetypal music video configuration.
KERRY BALDRY MONOGRAPHY
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“Exogenesis’’ is responsibly depicting energy, illuminated energy that moves freely inside the electrical field of the universe, interconnecting every Thing, holding and shaping the physical, the spiritual and the intellectual world, giving it life and movement. “Exogenesis” is all about the flash like a moment when light is about to define the form and prevail over darkness when the soul hidden inside everything is ready to emerge and identify with an idea that will give it its form. It attempts a visual presentation of that very moment at the very boundaries between the inner and the outer world, where all the contraries touch.
Silently floating in space, the illusion of her body gets liquefied into amorphous abstractions of deep purples and ethereal blues, piercing magentas and puzzling turquoises. At once radiant and opaque, she – a primordial force majeure – exists on both sides of the endless mirror of the universe.
A star breath away from eternity, her feet rest on the imaginary ground, for a brief moment that seems to last longer in an elegant dissolution of time. Through a supernova sauté, she invokes Chaos and instantly sways it away with her hair.
Cristina Ohlmer + Stefan Reisinger / art vs film – 7 MOMENTS OF OBLIVION, 29:42, 2021
The protagonist lives in a village in the Po Valley. We use this “end of the world” as a stage to counteract a (self-chosen) isolation in old age with the phenomenon of a transfigured memory. She lives in a melancholy deceleration of her glamorous ideas: suddenly a man drives past whom she seems to recognize. Her journey into dejà vu begins with a celebrated dance
Lino Strangis – The Tower, 4:16, 2020
A short story, raw and simple, drawn almost as a child would do, which tells without words, of a moment, perhaps a dream, in which the younger generations get rid of the burden that would them to “inherit” a world (with all its systems of powers and propaganda) that for too long has been decaying and moving away from the idea of the common good.
THINKPINK (RUSSIA) – ROAR, 21:20, 2019
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ROAR (rus. “РОКОТ”) is a video installation about the process of searching for identity in moments of personal transformation. The project examines the boundaries of “male” and “female” in modern society, and self-acceptance through the internal and external nature.
An itinerant gardener and busker who sings ballads and Negro spirituals. A Pilgrim’s prize possession is an invisible box containing the disembodied singing heads of a nun, a monk and an ancient priest. A Pilgrim’s closest friend is The Old Woman, who employs him as a gardener when he is in town, feeds him and listens to him sing. CREDO, A Pilgrim is a nonlinear, episodic short about solitariness, acceptance and friendship.
After a night troubled by strange dreams, Jaque Jolene awakens back into her enigmatic routine as she drinks her coffee and ingests a few psychotropic medicines. Her hallucinations come as an invitation to a pleasant stroll through the busy streets of São Paulo.
Blind, (7’47 ”) – CORPO Festival of Performing Arts, 2012
The performative experiment that mixes body-art and interaction design. The aim is to transport the audience into a synaesthetic, immersive dimension, where the performer becomes the mediator of an unusual experience of colour.
Robert Smithson’s earthwork “Spiral Jetty” (1970) is located at the Rozel Point peninsula on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake, Utah. This place, characterized by rose-coloured shades, contains deposits of oil that had been subjected to unsuccessful drilling attempts for decades.
Performances: New York City Center: 2005 – 2006 – 2011 The 2011 performance was promoted by the 5th International Day of Slow Living, NYC
video: 2005 – 2011, Usa, colours, 19’36”
This work comes from a series of performances in the streets of Manhattan between 2005 and 2011.
In old times it was possible to escape the fate that brings bad dreams into your life when you draw the fabulous animal BAKU on your pillow or the wall, or you must shout: BAKU CHI, eat the dream up. This is the Shanghai dream. The dream is of Shanghai changing May into June, July into August and heat into rain until autumn comes in September.
The gloomy aura of the abandoned, nightly streets is underlined in the work. At the same time, taking-away takes a closer look at people’s primordial fear of the darkness – the Achluophobia – which is especially pronounced in childhood. Furthermore, the black wall arouses associations with stage elements and thus increases the stage-atmosphere the places somehow posses.
Footage from the photographic series of Luca Locatelli “Hunger Solutions” – winner of the 2018 edition of The World Press Photo Contest /// Environment /// Stories.
A journey took on for the first time by the human eye through the robotic gaze. Technological evolution as seen by the machine arises as to the only solution for survival in the near future.
Notably disparate Sydney localities. A threaded expanse of colour expands and/or contracts within each portion of the footage. The displaced perimeters of the images redefine their discernment whilst whimsically disclosing their underlying digital fabric.
Dialogue I – IV shows the communication between two people. The project focuses on creating a sketch of the intense exchange between two cultures by using the gaze as the main form of communication. Here “culture” does not mean a person’s origin but the unique cultivation that everyone experiences and makes people individuals.
The Inner Eyes of Tiresia (12’03 ”) – BODY Festival of Performing Arts, 2019
A fusion of Body Art and narration that brings to life the metamorphosis of the myth of Tiresias, blinded by the gods, on the artist’s body, who in return gave him the power of clairvoyance.
Parade – CORPO Festival of Performing Arts, 2019
The artist recalls the figure of the Warrior of Capestrano, the androgynous figure of the ancient Piceno people, wearing a breastplate faithfully reproduced in crochet. In a circular dance on itself, the artist recalls the dervishes and the Abruzzese folk tradition, weaving a link between old and new, between popular and contemporary art.
Presented in 2009 in Futuroma and Artcevia, in RoseRosse the artist immolates himself to the ultimate sacrifice, tearing his body and voice apart. Devoured, explored, named red roses invade the scene, the artist penetrates them by eating them and suffering their thorns. A sacrificial body immolated to the Act.