// Cinematic Documentation of the Projection Sculptures //
Projection on Paper Sculptures in front of a Mirror
Sculpture #1: 1,6 x 1,2 x 0,8 m
Sculpture #2: 2,1m x 0,8 x 0,9 m
USA / Germany 2011
// Title //
The title "Black Mirror" refers to the dark mirror used in the 18th century for landscape painting, also called Claude glass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_glass
// Part of the Exhibition //
Black Mirror – A New Installation and Moving Paintings
1st US Solo Show of Robert Seidel Young Projects, Space B210, Los Angeles
March 22nd to August 20th 2011
// Press Comments //
Robert Seidel’s first solo show in the U.S., at Young Projects, is an immersive experience, a sensuous dip into light, color, movement, sound and change […] Seidel’s stream of visual consciousness is well worth dipping into.
Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, April 29th 2011
Experiencing Seidel's art seems both external to the self and internalized. Mirages come and go as fleeting as thought, with just their collective impact lingering.
Anne Martens, Flash Art, International Edition, No. 279, July–September 2011
// Excerpt from the Essay / Behind the Curtain of Things //
Woven by laser into scarcely discernible forms, gossamer papers inspired by bark beetle traces float in the exhibition space. Light-structures invade these delicate paper beings, shower them with dazzling colour, caress them with flowing powdery haze. A mirror reflects the viewer’s incidence angle of vision and seems to open up a unifying space that nonetheless remains only a surface.
Ulrike Pennewitz, Art Historian
// Credits //
Sculpture and Projection: Robert Seidel
Documentation Editor: Falk Müller
Music: Richard Eigner ritornell.at
Curator: Paul Young
Supported by German Short Film Association, Joe Day / Deegan Day Design LLC, Camila Vial, Ulrike Pennewitz, Thoralf Müller, Marko Schmidt, Ricky Korf und Sebastian Schwartze
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