An in-situ installation with a single channel video projection and sound
onto the back wall of The Guggenheim Museum New York
Looped ca 35 min. 2010
Commissioned by Alan S. & Christina MacDonald
Guggi is a character living in a room inside the neighbor’s building. Guggi is our imagined personality. We watch him from our veranda. No one knows him but us. He is a fiction, but nevertheless real, since thoughts and words are as real as objects or beings aren’t they sometimes?
An in-situ piece at a private home as a part of “Coup de Ville” organised by Jan Hoet and Stef van Bellingen together with WARP in Sint Niklaas, Belgium 2010. The exhibition was a “Chambres des amis de 21. siecle” held in private and public locations in the city-centre of Sint-Niklaas. Key notions are integrity-led artistic engagement, dialogue, superseding cultures and generations. The title symbolically refers to an ‘occupied city’. This installation was done in a “found location” in the livingroom of a family that was moving into a new house. On the ground floor there was a staircase leading up to the next floor and on the side wall of the staircase was a small door. This sparked the idea of projecting something into that corner. We can say that the corner was brought to life with this video projection. It shows a ping pong ball rolling in and out of the door and occasionally a hand holding a hammer, a foot or a head sticks out of the door, indicating a builder that might be a some sort of a character of the small door or a “spirit” living in the house. The evoking and implantation of the character into the corner transforms it into a place where a possible story could occur.
Single channel video projection and sound onto a corner in a house under construction .
photo: Art Platform WARP & Wim Wauman
An in-situ Video Installation at studio and home of Lisa de Kooning & Willem de Kooning, New York .
Behind the studio is a bed of Large Bolders, some about 1.5 m high and 2 m wide. They are sitting there like an ensemble of giants having tea. I heard Lisa de Kooning always wanted to do something with these stones and it seemed as the perfect location for me. For some Days I’d sit with my video projector and computer behind the house in the company of what seemed to be legions of screaming insects. The dept of this choir is an astonishingly loaded sound carpet with a million details or surface that opens manifold if one listens to it with with the ears wide open. In the stark darkness the stones loom and the insects are turned on. The stones are being lit up with different shapes and colors, changing patterns as if different dimensions existed within them. The kingdom of stones will merge with the kingdom of insects, both deriving from the same place, the gray as Lao Tse describes it or from the dust in space that gathered into a gloving ball of magma later to become Earth as a Geologist would describe it. We who walk on the crust of that glowing ball bear eyewitness to the process of ascension from lifeless matter in the run of the last 5 billion years where a night turns into a day and vice versa . Initiated by Lisa de Kooning and Robert Wilson .
Performance | Installation
Egill Sæbjörnsson & Marcia Moraes
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
The performance | installation is being created for the Works of Music by Visual Artists series, which Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. has produced in collaboration with the Nationalgalerie Berlin since 1999 and, since 2002, with MaerzMusik – Festival of Contemporary Music of the Berliner Festspiele.
Commissioned and produced by Freunde Guter Musik Berlin e.V. in collaboration with MaerzMusik | Berliner Festspiele and Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin.
Funded by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e.V. Supported by Geier-Tronic Videotechnik.
Single-channel video projection, mobile, galss objects and sound.
Duration: 5:30 min
A mobile consisting of found glass objects hangs from the ceiling. A video projection with elements or acteurs (mammoth, cloud, club and purple rain) is projected over the glass objects that causes prismatic light effects into the room and arouse the imagination in a child like focused way to create a mini Universe.
Installation, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin
Description: glass bowl, fishing net, single channel video, sound.
Duration: 3:09 min
A glassbowl is hanging in a fishnet from the ceiling. A video of shapes is projected onto it. As the video hits the glass a new image is composed on the wall behind. Reflections on the wall, the deformed video image and the shadow of the glassbowl create an image of a some sort of a beast that is underlined with breathing sounds and popping sounds.
Photo Eric Tschernow
Courtesy Sassa Trülzsch
Galerie i8, Reykjavik
Installation, Basel Art Faire
Description: Single-channel video projection with chicken wire object,
rotating unit and sound.
Duration: 6:52 min
A shape made of chickenwire is mounted onto a small rotating display. A video of stripes and shapes is projected over the shape as it turns and this creates new shapes of color and light on the chickenwire as well as on the wall behind.