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SMLXL – Uferfenster

AUSUFERN

Gabriel M. Philipps / Marc Philipp Gabriel: SMLXL – Uferfenster
Installation

Why is this place called Uferstudios and what does AUSUFERN mean?
Why can I not see through walls?
What if I could? And if I can, what do I see behind?

Come and see through the walls of Uferstudios! Discover the beautiful riverbanks and meadows of Wedding and observe the local pets’ daily dance routine!

This durational installation is located under the porch roof left of the grand chimney at the very back of the yard.

AUSUFERN 2013

www.tanzimaugust.de

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“Thinking about the frame for this installation, the AUSUFERN festival, which takes the German term Ufer (riverbank) further, I have detected a complete lack of perceivability of the actual riverbank that runs along the site of Uferstudios: from the public courtyard there is no view of the river at all. Only the growing vegetation that overhangs the buildings from behind speak of the notion of close-by nature. My proposal is now to bring the frame, i.e. the river that is name- and border-giving for the site, inside, into the courtyard. In a simple set-up a camera that is attached to the back of the buildings at the river will capture the water stream and the opposite riverbank (Ufer). The image is projected live on the inside of Uferstudios, like a digital window from the courtyard to the riverbank. The projection could be placed on the same place on the wall as the camera is attached on the other side of the wall; but there could also be a subtle shift or a distance of hundreds of metes between the two. For the observer it would be hard to tell if what he sees on the projection is really what he would see through a window. Also angle, focus, colour and distortion of the camera and projector will be filters between the subject and what is staged. There could be a time gap established between video and projection, technically determined or intentionally applied. The wall that is projected on will not be neutrally white but with uneven spots and wearing of paint, distorting the image that is projected. All these uncertainties between the rather unspectacular subject (the riverbank) and the final set-up are an invitation to sharpen one’s perception, look closely and rethink first-moment impulses rather than taking for granted what one is made to see or believe.” MPG

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Gabriel M. Philipps / Marc Philipp Gabriel: SMLXL – Uferfenster
Installation

Warum heißt das hier Uferstudios und wer oder was soll AUSUFERN?
Warum kann ich nicht durch Wände sehen?
Was wäre, wenn doch? Und wenn doch, was liegt dahinter?

Ein Blick durch die Wände der Uferstudios! Ein Ausblick auf die wunderschönen Uferhänge und Wiesen des Weddings! Ein Einblick in die tägliche Tanzpraxis der benachbarten Haustiere!

Diese fortlaufende Installation befindet sich unter dem Vordach links vom großen Schornstein am äußersten Ende des Hofs.

AUSUFERN 2013

www.tanzimaugust.de