advection | germany 2013
dimension: fountain 10 x 7 m / background 35 x 50 m
video: robert seidel / sound: david kamp
commission: 4th lichtsicht biennale, bad rothenfelde

Artist Statement | The work advection consists of several visual études projected on the continuously changing volume of a water fountain. Interconnected with both the circadian rhythm of their natural surroundings as well as the meteorological nuances of seasonal change from autumn to winter – the fixed études alter their density, texture and luminescence over the exhibition time.

This highly organic pictorial frame spawns a contemporary form of moving abstract paintings or associative drawings. The volumetric fountain, the pond reflections and iridescent flares shape a plasmatic spatial system, which is extended by a secondary video projection. This additional layer illuminates the surrounding area, integrating vegetation and the passing visitors into an abstracted mirage-stage.

Here, twining lines change their density within the evolving volume as fragile light patterns float in the bank of fog. The skeletal music composition is augmented by the sound of rippling water and the rushing fountain. Ultimately flickering projection segments and the emerging natural airstreams break the fluctuating formations, making every loop a unique permutation.

2-Channel Video Projection on a Water Fountain
Dimension Fountain 10 x 7 m / Background 35 x 50 m
Commissioned by 4th Lichtsicht Biennale
27th September 2013 – 5th January 2014
Bad Rothenfelde, Germany

copyright robert seidel 1996 - eternity

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