Sturm

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
September 13 – October 26, 1996

Sturm, 1996
TV camera, 2 x TV monitors, 2 x TV spotlights, 

2 x fans, 2 x loudspeakers, soundtrack 

Dimensions variable

Photo © Lothar Schnepf

Sturm, 1996
TV camera, 2 x TV monitors, 2 x TV spotlights, 

2 x fans, 2 x loudspeakers, soundtrack 

Dimensions variable

Photo © Lothar Schnepf

Original exhibition invitation

Sturm

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
Schipper & Krome, Cologne
September 13 – October 26, 1996
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Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster has been working on exhibitions exploring the possibilities of film and its inherent options for real time situations for the last few years. Two years ago, she reorganised her biography in analogy to a filmography. It is in the same context that conceiving exhibitions drawing from the specific qualities of film, the establishment of a fictitious location, came into focus. 

 

The environment Sturm (Storm, Thunderstorm) allows a double access for the visitor. The concept of an exhibition space as the 'open picture' provides that entering the location the visitor simultaneously gets included into the 'picture', she becomes an active participant and part of the exhibition creates two layers of reality and time. It is the permanent progression of the media, film and sound, that offers a platform for the visitor which is at the same time open for interaction and absolute. 

 

Sturm as a situation that is permanently 'under construction' is designed as a space of experience concentrating on the purely visual and at the same time audible event of the thunderstorm. It is a productive confusion between inside and outside that also suggests the blurring of self and space as similarly experienced in film perception: 'What a special effect produces a real situation, the audience is the work and the space just a rainy moment.'

 

Sturm was first realised in spring 1996 at FRI-Art in Fribourg, Switzerland. The original title was Zone de Tournage. The environment will consist of a TV-camera and monitor, two TV-spotlights, ventilators and a soundtrack. 

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