Egill Sæbjörnsson - Kugeln, 2008
Plastic buckets, mop, broom,
pedestal, single-channel video projection, sound
Duration: 13 min
Objects that look as if they were discarded by a cleaning company are arranged together on a pedestal. Buckets have carelessly been left next to each other, and a broom is simply resting on a pedestal. Superimposed onto the objects is a video of white lines and white dots, which illuminates the objects as well as creating a prismatic effect. Light forms sprout from the plastic objects and expand into the environment: Large colorful circles and lines are drawn across the walls, the floor and the ceiling. The video and the shadows cast by the objects can be seen on the wall. The soundtrack has been created from a recording of insects in a rainforest outside Rio de Janeiro.
Egill Sæbjörnsson - Drei Steine, 2008
Stones, pedestal, single-channel video projection, sound
Duration: 10 min
Three cobblestones sit on a pedestal. They face each other slightly. A video projection illuminates the stones from one meter away. The stones are glowing. Blending with their open granite structure in a luminous effect, the video projection also lands on the wall behind. The stones seem to float, present and absent at the same time. In the background we hear sounds of boulders rubbing against each other, sounds recorded using the three stones and then manipulated.
Egill Sæbjörnsson - Drei Flaschen, 2008
Glass bottles, cooking pot, silver tape, mirror, pedestal, single-channel video projection, sound
Duration: 5:30 min
A pedestal is topped with a mirror surface, and three glass bottles have been placed on the mirror. Set at a distance of 1.5 meters from the pedestal, a video projector casts colorful images onto the bottles, so that the shadows of the bottles are thrown onto the wall behind them. Hitting the bottles, the light creates a prismatic effect throughout the space. The video consists of handdrawn animated balloon-like shapes fluttering around and alternating with colorful lines that sweep across the bottles and shift the refraction of the light. For the soundtrack Sæbjörnsson whistled into the neck of a bottle, and this recording was then digitally manipulated.
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