"Eight Paths", Exhibition at the Anselm Dreher Gallery, Berlin, 2003. In the exhibition were shown the following works by Arnold Dreyblatt:
plot, black letters on coated canvas, 2003
The work was installed in the Galerie Anselm Dreher in 2003. The text roll is approx. 1.20 x 5 meters and is tied with cord to the walls of the space. The material is bowed in such a way that from the given viewing platform, the text disapears into a landscape of letters on the horizon. The lines of text read backwards from the viewing point, until they disapear.
The positive black of the text gives way into a negative reading, as the white between the letters turn into rivolets, streams and navigations ways. The work addresses quesions of readablity through interruptions created by image as a reflection on the attempts of the mind to access and navigate fragments from the past, where time and visual perspective collide.
The text is an excerpt from the "Preface" to Stages on Life's Way" (1845), Søren Kierkegaard's essay on memory and recollection.
multi monitor DVD display; 2003
One perceives an endless text dynamically fluttering on miniature black monitor. The downward flow of text from top to bottom of the screen is interrupted continually by a lateral left-right movement, resulting in an instability, and a degree of illegibility
The text is derived from textual fragments which have been collected from the card catalog of the Jewish Museum Archive in Berlin. The archive contains objects which have been donated to the Collection before the current location. The texts describe the condition of the donated objects and documents.
3. Eight Paths
C-Prints, wall text, 2003
25 Color Prints positioned in a grid and layered over a wall of text. The work was installed in the Galerie Anselm Dreher, Berlin in 2003.
The photographs were taken in an east european botanical garden. Plants are marked by a labyrinth of small signs, from which the text has been removed or is unreadable.
The wall text is an excerpt from the "Preface" to Stages on Life's Way" (1845), Søren Kierkegaard, an essay on memory.
The work addresses quesions of readablity through interruptions created by image as a reflection on the attempts of the mind to access and navigate fragments from the past.