Future Scenarios With an Open End
»Future Scenarios with an Open End« has been initiated by Jean-Baptiste Joly, director of Akademie Schloss Solitude, and Misal Adnan Yıldız, artistic leader of Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, who decided to conduct open ended research and experiments on exhibition making through sharing their institutional resources. The content has been developed in collaboration with the curators and cooperation fellows Marwa Arsanios (Beirut), Marina Fokidis (Athens) and Alina Serban (Bucharest), all of whom spent two months in residence within this framework at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2014. Since last spring, there have been regular discussions, meetings and informal events in order to exchange ideas, observations and references, aiming to develop conceptual groundwork for exhibition making.
The exhibition program – composed of artistic projects, archival studies, interventions, and public talks – investigates critical tools of political thinking, institutional context and artistic motivations, aiming to operate as a bridge between the history, position and future of the two institutions.
Architecture For Travelers
On November 10th, 2013, Joshua Edwards set off on foot from his birthplace on Galveston Island toward the site in West Texas where he and his wife, Lynn Xu, are building their home. He took a photograph at the start of each hour of walking, and when he arrived forty days later at 404 West Galveston Street in Marfa, he had taken 230 photographs. By turns lyrical and formal, vernacular and austere, the images portray, as poet Timothy Liu writes in a review of the project’s book, “flora, fauna, and trauma under big Texan skies in mundane awe.” Considered together, the photographs document an expansive, textured meditation on landscape, mortality, and the passage of time. More information on the interdisciplinary project for which the walk was one part can be found at www.architecturefortravelers.org.
As In Those Brief Moments
The house demolished leaves little traces intact save for the carpets which invariably bend and fold under the forces exerted upon them. It is only by cutting that the carpet is transformed. Perhaps this is why it has a magical mythology, the potential to transport one through time and space, like a film that cuts between here and there. »As In Those Brief Moments« brings the filmic cut to the realm of the pedestrian, inviting you to walk in the impossible place where the past, present and future exist simultaneously as a function of contrapuntal consciousness. In those brief moments before a bomb falls one runs for ones life knowing there may only be a carpet to come home to.
»As In Those Brief Moments« is a continuation of Nida Sinnokrot’s work developing what he calls a “horizontal cinema”. With this horizontal film loop the mechanics of the projective apparatus literally turn traditional projections on their side and strips them of their formalism. The film loop passes through multiple modified projectors as it travels on a horizontal rather than vertical plane. Since the film is shot with the camera turned 90° on its side, the images becomes properly oriented when projected. In addition, since the projectors are shutterless, the frame lines are visible, reminiscent of a series of Muybridge photographs. The illusion of motion is achieved through a “stepping” effect rather than through intermittence of vision and, because multiple frames are projected simultaneously, an architectural as well as frame to frame semantic is achieved. The projected images are not bound by traditional 24 frames per second but rather move with speeds ranging from 0-100 frames per second depending on audience interaction. The constituent parts of the filmic vocabulary are thus reconstructed. Images that precede and follow create multiple planes in which past, present and future exist simultaneously as a function of speed. This alternative grammar is a natural extension of Diaspora and immigrant expression, whose consciousness is informed by a multiplicity of previous locations.
Due to technical reasons the video installation As in Those Brief Moments by Nida Sinnkrot can no longer be on view.
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10–12 am & 14–16 pm, Sat–Sun 12–16 pm