Year: 2001 Length: 00:23:00 Categories: Installation, video installation
Project type: Diplom
The cultivated idyll of sophisticated residencies pass by in peaceful regularity. Fastidiously tended front gardens, and the characteristic facades and trees of well to do establishments, assume park-like grounds behind the villas. A collage of reduced environmental sounds, synthetic tacts, and interlaced fragments of melodies, accompan the journey through this world that seems to get increasingly artificial. Paralysis envelops this place - a small dog acts as if he is numbed, the jet of a fountain seems to be frozen. The noise of a ringing telephone hints at the existance of inhabitants, in fact, all signs of existence in the work are implied through references. Differing layers of reality – part recordings of models, part photographs of actual settings – have been fused into a single image, into a synthetic idyll. The effect is unsettling – on the one hand, like the hostile entity of the idyll itself, and on the other hand, like the increasing perfection with which the synthetic and the real merge. (Michael Voets)
Idee und Realisation: Dagmar Keller, Martin Wittwer Sound: m.i.a. Michaela Grobelny
Prof. Valie Export, Prof. Thomas Schmitt, Thomas Hensel
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Kunstpreis der Deutschen Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken, 2002 (01.01.2002) Genlaboratorium (exhibition, 2001) by Dirk Prüfer by Marcia Vaitsman by Björn Schülke by Klaus Fritze by Thom Kubli Some Scenic Views (experimental film, 2000, 00:09:16) by Philipp Lachenmann Say hello to peace and tranquility (video installation, 2001, 00:23:00) by Dagmar Keller