Deutschland / Germany, Kroatien / Croatia 2006
Video Installation / video installation
Video: Heiko Daxl, Ingeborg Fülepp
Music: Tobias PM Schneid
Produced by media in motion - Berlin/Zagreb
Black and white shots of an urban activity in Zagreb.
Changes of the points of view and in-between little stories and impressions form together with the music a song of city-life.
The space in between
"...that accident which pricks me (but also bruises me, is poignant to me).
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.” Diane Arbus
„ CHANGES, SONGS AND INBETWEENS " aims to show changes from readable to abstract images
and as such reflecting the changes of the viewer perception of space, crossing the borders of the surface
surrounding the viewer in a whole. It is an invitation to play with structural relationships
between sound, space, site and meaning; while unfolding and (de)constructing logics of perception and action.
“There are things known and there are things unknown and in between are the doors of perception”. (Aldous Huxley)
Three video projectors are hanging underneath the ceiling of the gallery.
Images and abstract forms are floating through the whole space resembling of the experiments
in films such as “A Man with the Movie Camera” by Dziga Vertov from the late 1920’s.
Projections are not straight horizontal, but tilted, mirrors and distorted in three different directions.
The gallery as such becomes one huge video installation.
Everything is moving, and the visitor becomes part of the installation when by moving through the space.
In their video installation entitled "Changes, Songs and In-betweens" the Berlin-Zagreb artists couple Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fülepp continue their long-lasting exploration of the expressive capabilities inherent to the moving picture.
Theyhave devoted most of their artistic careers to experimenting with the interpenetration
of the image, light and sound, and the Zagreb audience remembers them, among other things,
for a series of events presented between 1993 and 1999 at theMuseum of Contemporary Art under the common title Media-Scape.
Fülepp and Daxl's latest project deals with the phenomenon of visual perception – more specifically,
it explores the relationsbetween the moving picture, sound and space in an oeuvre which is at the same time a homage to Zagreb.
In "Changes, Songs and In-betweens" the authors use light, video and sound in order to
make the beholder aware of subtleperception shifts and let him rediscover
the aesthetics of blending abstract video footage with "familiar" scenes from everyday life.
Thus the SC Gallery is transformed into an audiovisual environment in which Fülepp-Daxl's moving pictures
and Tobias PM Schneid's music form a consistent whole.
There are, of course, many art theories corroborating the idea of merging image with sound.
Among their frequently quoted authors is the Canadian film theoretician William C. Wees,
who in his book "Light Moving in Time" presents the thesis that the human brain processes visual information
largely in combination with impressions gained by the other senses,
so that oureyes actually play the least important role when it comes to visual experience.
The French film theoretician Michel Chion arrives at a similar conclusion in his book "Audio-Vision".
He develops the idea of a cross-sensual perception, in which theentire human body participates
in the processing of information acquired by the senses.
Bearing in mind the visitor's "tired eye", saturated with billions of pieces of visual information,
Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fülepp insist just on the participation of his body as a whole
in beholding "Changes, Songs and In-betweens",
thus transforming him into a cross-sensual organism capable of new sensitive experiences.
(Leila Topic, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, 2006)