‘The Surrogate’ takes place at a site of an iconic building that was once demolished and rebuilt again years later: The Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe.
The Barcelona Pavilion has become a kind of temple for modernist architecture, as well as the newly established relationship between modern architecture and sculpture (as presented together with the Georg Kolbe statue).
The film focuses on the relationship between technology and nature…
Atara is a 1970s styled sci-fi film set to contemporary Opera music. The score is based on the opera Tristan and Isolde by Richard Wagner together with original music by Boris Bojadzhiev.
Shot on location in Berlin, it tell the story of two buildings that used to stand at the same place: the Berliner Stadtschloss and the Palast der Republik.
The video follows a ceremony that takes place in the palace during a moment when one building is being resurrected and another building is transcending into a ghost…
Love Child is a project using new DNA visualization technology with 3D scanning and combined with large-scale 3D printing. The project is a collaboration with Prof. Mark D. Shriver, Professor of Anthropology and Genetics at Penn State University, and Dr. Peter Claes from the Medical Imaging Research Center at KU Leuven. In the past Years, Prof. Shriver and Prof. Claes have developed a new technology with which the A person’s facial features based on the extraction of data from raw DNA can be visualized.
The technology is developed primarily for forensic science, but in this case The artist goes one step further with this project and combines the DNA of two different people to project…
From the End to the Beginning
The video From the End to the Beginning, is based on a music performance by the same name. The starting point for Amir Fattal’s music performance ‘From the End to the Beginning’ was to play Richard Wagner’s ‘Liebestod’ sequence in reverse order. By copying the last note as the first note and proceeding in this way, a new ‘mirrored’ musical piece was formed as an arrangement for nine instruments.
‘Liebestod’ is the final and dramatic aria from Wagner’s opera ‘Tristan und Isolde’, sung by Isolde after Tristan’s ….
Shadow of Smoke Rings on the Wall
The installation is a closed dark room where two models are installed opposite to one another and transmitting text through light base Morse code. The first model is based on a Bauhaus building in Tel Aviv that was build in 1936 and is also called ‘the boat building’ as a reference to its boat-like shape. The building is set on top of a cliff-like structure that resemble an isolated desert mountain.
In the window of the top building there is a single white LED lamp that is transmitting a text taken out of Theodor Herzl’s utopian novel from 1902 called Altneland. Theodor Herzl is the founder…