Subtitle: The Great Unknown; Underworld; Mountain; Enemy Territory
Categories: Video Art, video installation, video work
KUR is enacted as a dance-poem. The film links ancient Sumerian myth with contemporary research in quantum physics. KUR requires the entire body as a viewing apparatus, actively moving, participating in the film. In it, time is layered into the dimensions of space. The mysteries of the 20th century, the strange occurrences of post-Newtonian physics, are used in KUR as structural counterpoint to ancient formulas of the unknown. The verbal repetitions characteristic of Sumerian poetry are echoed in the composition of the scenes. The narrative structure follows a looping, spiraling, non-continuous path. The viewers move in the center, spin, and choose which screen to watch, which version of time and reality to experience. KUR was created entirely using blue screen, ""virtual"" sets, and digital post-processing and is exhibited as four life-size, stereoscopic video projections built into a room, viewed with polarized glasses. The digital processing incorporates unique visualization techniques developed by the artist for this work.
Concept & Direction: Clea T. Waite
Music Written, Produced and Performed by Helga Pogatschar
Dance Choreographed and Performed by Tanja Den Broeder, Gracias Devaraj, Gerlind Schweppe. Videography: Thomas Kutschker
Script: Clea T. Waite, Ertan Erdogan