A site-specific video installation for the Monk`s Gathering Room at Abtei Brauweiler near Colgone, Germany. Inspired by images of the abbey´s interior and exterior spaces, this artwork is a visual meditation that explores the psychology of space by challenging our perception of what we see and experience in our daily surroundings. Botanical abstractions, such as silhouettes of trees and brances, will be projected on a wall to create delicate animated patterns suggesting tributaries of blood vessels just beneath the skin. Viewers will be encouraged to walk through the projection to convey depth, play with our sence of perspective and to create a three dimensional image with their bodies. Their figures will become another layer of animated silhouettes as they cast a shadow against the wall. Viewer participation in this site-specific installation will be an essential element in the artwork.
Abtei Brauweiler, Ehrenfriedstrasse 19, 50259 Pulheim/Brauweiler near Cologne, Germany, AHO FINE ARTS www.ahofinearts.de +49 (0) 2234 – 70 06 67
Opening hours on Sundays 16.00 – 18.00 pm
Opening hours on Thursdays 17.00 – 19.00 pm, July 30, August 06, 20, 27, September 03, 2009
Closed August 07 – August 18, 2009
Additional hours by appointment.
Germany? Before the beginning there was Ginnungagap, an empty space of nothingness, filled with pure creative power. (Sort of like the inside of my head.)And it ends with Ragnarok, the twilight of the Gods. In between is much fighting, betrayal and romance. Just as a good Godly story should be.Heroes have their own graveyard called Valhalla. Unfortunately we cannot show you a panorama of it at this time, nor of the lovely Valkyries who are its escort service.Hail Odin, wandering God wielding wisdom and wand! Hail Freya, hail Tyr, hail Thor!Odin made the many lakes and the fish in them. In his traverses across the lands he caused there to be the Mulheim Bridge in Cologne, as did he make the Mercury fountain, Mercury being of his nature.But it is to the mighty Thor that the Hammering Man gives service.Between the time of the Nordic old ones and that of modern Frankfort there may have been a T.Rex or two on the scene. At least some mastodons for sure came through for lunch, then fell into tar pits to become fossils for us to find.And there we must leave you, O my most pure and holy children.Text by Steve Smith.