Wind / wind

[videostills // installation view at Schloß Wiepersdorf (with cardbox and speaker)]

Video- and Soundinstallation

2 videos, HDV, loops á 4:35 min each
2 monitors and DVD-Player
a speaker (exiter) with amplifier 
and mp3-player
a cardboard box

thanks to - 
Schloß Wiepersdorf, Markus Tauber 

exhibitions - 
“Open Studios”
Schloß Wiepersdorf, 2011
“Kuben packen, Kartons lüften”
Galerie satelit, Berlin, 2012
“Künstlerhaus Schloß Wiepersdorf. Festival mit ehemaligen Stipendiaten” KunstHausPotsdam, Potsdam, 2016

In spatial and technical terms - there are two 20“-monitors placed
on a wall with a cardboard box in front of them, out of which you
hear a very low and deep oscillating noise.

The video is composed in an endless loop. Fixed perspectives
onto wafting tree tops and an unexplained sand dune are constantly alternating, just like a sequence of still life shots. So, consequently a naked human man is walking into the frame, passing it through and disappearing behind the dune - just to appear again some minutes later, sit down on the clear cut between sand and forest, watching, and returning to where he came from. 

The wind itself is separated from the scenes described above,
stored in a common cardboard box and using its volume and inner
surface as its medium to generate the sound (exiter-speaker).

This work was developed during a residency at Schloss Wiepersdorf, which is located in a very small village in South Brandenburg, not far away from an area once used as a russian military training site. The sand dune re-appeared between 1945 an 1990, because of the excessive use of tanks, which made it impossible for trees to keep growing on the sand. Right now it is discussed to keep using the dune for cart-races to conserve the specific nature.

[videostills // installation view at Kunsthaus Potsdam (foreground), photo credits: Bernd Hiepe]