An exhibition of expanded cinema, performance, live music, and installation with 15 works by 32 international artists.
the clouds are not like either one – they do not keep one form forever
16mm triple projection (looped) with three screens/installation
ABOUT THE ARTIST
VIKTORIA SCHMID (VIENNA, AUSTRIA)
Schmid’s 16mm film installation is based on James Clerk Maxwell’s method of additive colour-mixing that led to the creation of the first colour photograph in 1861. A section of cloudy sky has been filmed thrice on black and white film, each time through a differently colored filter (red, green, blue). Projected through corresponding filters, the images appear on three screens in degrees of overlap, resulting in a layered distortion of the conventional image of blue sky and white clouds, seeking to reveal the cinematic apparatus behind the composition. The mechanics of the film image become a palpable experience for the viewer. The clouds’ ephemeral state of constant motion reflects the variable nature of the image’s final appearance. Scratches and dirt marks on the hand-processed material and variations in projector speed underline the impression of fragility that is an inherent component of works on analog film.
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