4 channel video installation on the monument of Kaiser Wilhelm I, Deutsches Eck in Koblenz.
In occasion of the festival Lichtströme 2012, the night program of the Bundesgartenschau.
Curated by Bettina Pelz and Tom Groll.
For more information visit: lichtstroeme.de
The installation was realized by Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz, hartung-trenz.de
The timelessness and static of the monument of Kaiser Wilhelm I, on the German Corner in Koblenz is confronted with the dynamic and changing skill of life. The statue of Emperor Wilhelm I is overwritten with animated lyrics that seem to be moved from natural phenomena such as wind and water or even develop a life of its own. Words and textures that grow, reproduce, behave like insects or flocks of birds. A cycle of textures and words illuminates the theme way of life in its various connotations and opens a pictorial typographic excursion upon life. Text remains not only as a memory storage, but carries through change, mutation and even by its disappearance to a new and lively process of awareness.
Total length: 22 min
Equipment and technical support: Michael Lang Medientechnik: lang-medientechnik.de
4 full HD beamers
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© Detlef Hartung and Georg Trenz 2012

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