Berlin-based artist Robert Seidel works in the fields of experimental film, installation, public art, image making, performance, sound, and curation.
The installation freifläche (»free or open space«) is a collaborative work by Carolin Israel and Robert Seidel. Both artists develop basic elements in the form of printed posters, which are collaged at Hammerschmidt + Gladigau in an active dialogue over several days.
In the process, basic geometric order meets perforation, serialism meets overpainting, and planning meets improvisation. In the dissolution of the basic architectural body of the former flower store, manifold layers proliferate, oscillating between wall relief, sculpture, and silhouette.
Thus, during the Corona Pandemic, a space that can be walked through with the eyes is created, which in its complete development will be visible from the sidewalk. Daylight penetrates from the outside through the paper cuts, while at night a video projection perpetuates the interior space. The improvised space is constantly reworked through this virtual lighting: From an illuminated studio, to performative elements from the creation phase, to finely branched light drawings.
freifläche is a cross-media and cross-generational dialogue that captures the transformation of images in a cycle between analog dissolution and digital manifestation. The two artists share a long-standing friendship that comes together for the first time in a joint work.
Installation with Projection, D 2021, Loop
Artwork: Carolin Israel + Robert Seidel
Location: Hammerschmidt + Gladigau, Erfurt
Dimension: 5,8 × 3,8 × 3,2 m
February 6 – March 14, 2021
Special thanks to Monique Förster, Dirk Teschner and Miriam Eichner.
Supported by Stiftung Kunstfonds / Neu Start Kultur.
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