video content on a LED media façade
15.5.-9.6.2013, Galeria de Arte Digital SESI-SP, São Paulo
on the occasion of the year „Germany + Brazil 2013-2014“
curators: Marília Pasculli and Susa Pop/ achievement: SESI-SP und Goethe Institut
photography: Katharina Meissner, Antonio Frugiuele, 2013 (Nacht), Mader Stublic Wiermann, 2013 (Tag)
sound by Thomas A. Troge
with Alexander Stublic
tech: LED façade, two streaming sound compositions via internet
The conceptual background is to enable an interplay between plain surface and simulated space - between filmic image and dynamic architecture. Elements of a seemingly strange nature and architectural fragments extracted from the urban space mix each other on a level that is affected by artificiality and art historical references. The façade serves as a stage for an urban situation that gives the impression to be bizarre and which constantly rubs against the multitude of the mega city São Paulo with different spacial and filmic aspects.
For instance the typical phone boxes used in São Paulo are placed right onto the building, form an ornament on the surface and finally become part of an indicated computer game. Thus the element „phone box“ runs through diverse spacial contexts or changes within filmic sceneries. Or stone chippings rolling off within the building are glued to a kind of wallpaper and finally transforming again into a part of the iconic Caspar David Friedrich painting „Wanderer above the Sea of Fog“. The “wanderer” and the “mist” of the painting become independent – and act with new references.