Lukas Rehm — SF MODE, 2014
3-channel 3D videoprojection (19 min-, 19 min-, 15 min-loop), 5.1 audio, lava-stone, gravel, platforms
Starting with the globally spread cultural form of the String Figure as a meditation on the condition within a dynamic universe of interdependency, the installation conflates compatible phenomena towards a pattern of hypothesis. From Science-Fiction and the Multispecies Narration (Harraway) to the Aesop Fables, where observable behaviors of an organisms get into analogies to as human-exclusively conceived, moral shortcomings. Or to Aesops The Braggart, featuring the pentathlete who claims he can jump the farthest, but only when on Rhodos and who gets here penalized by a lonesome resolution in which he becomes the ἰδιώτης, the idiot as a private person.
Or from Aesop to A$AP. Or from Science-Fiction to Teal and Orange, today’s blockbusting standard for the narration involving the Other. With Science-Fact towards the visualization of a wormhole, where the miscalculations within the animation leads to more complex results, falser or more correct. Comparable to the model ofthe Calabi-Yau-Manifold: a three-dimensional animation based on an extruded mesh out of linear geometry (strings). Going hand in hand with the question of the qualities moduli of time, if inane nostalgia is no option.
STRING FIGURE — Max Viktor Herbert
BOSON PENALTY — Lukas Rehm
TR POL — Max Clausen
HIGGS PIMOA CHTHULU — Carina Obrecht
Camera: Max Viktor Herbert (2nd Lukas Rehm, Carina Obrecht)
Music, Editing: Lukas Rehm
Platforms: Oliver-Selim Boualam
Project Supervision: Isaac Julien and Ludger Pfanz
Additional Support at HfG / Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design:
Annika Gutsche, Jonas von Lenthe, Philippe Mainz, Lukas Marstaller, Max Negrelli, Malte Pawelczyk, Sophia Stoewer, Fabian Schmid, Natalia Schmidt, Carlo Siegfried, Ali Gharib, Michael Bielicky, Tobias Keilbach, Malte Paetsch, Paul Modler, Martin Morlock, Dominik Thiel, Marco Zampella