In a period increasingly marked by the virtualisation of knowledge, science and finance, the virtual sculpture vellum transferred the memory of one specific urban rhythm, Seidel’s hometown Jena, Germany onto the exhibition’s site in Seoul, South Korea.
»The ultimate kinetic sculpture would be a virtual structure...«
László Moholy-Nagy, author of »Vision In Motion«
The multiple LED screens of the COMO at SKT Tower provided several thinly sliced views into this gigantic translucent formation, revealing time and space within the otherwise invisible, as well as impossible structure.
The perceived interpenetration of skeletal architecture and unrolled, map-like landscapes reveals textures of the man-made restructuring of nature. Their different granular perspectives create a filament-like volume of possibilities fusing past, present and future. In their flatness the visible sculptural slices are reminiscent of our accelerated life, where we displace ourselves into technology and transcend the physical body.
When seen from a fixed point of view, there is a sense of perceiving a complex transformation. This phenomena unravels as the sculpture wanders through the building. Yet, the »animation« perceived is just the sliced perception afforded to the viewer; the structure of the virtual object on the multiple LED screens remains the same. In vellum, motion is form and form becomes motion.
vellum – slices of a virtual sculpture
Film + Media Façade, D/SK 2009, 2:30min
Artwork + Music: Robert Seidel
Location: Nabi Art Center, Seoul
Dimension: 100 × 125 × 80 m
Multi-Channel-Installation: Media Façades: 56,6 × 1 m; 35 × 1,2 m; 5 LED-Screens: 3,6 × 1,2 m, premiered at Robert Seidel’s Solo Exhibition »Blurring Boundaries: Between Organic Beauty and Emotions«, COMO / Nabi Art Center, Seoul, South Korea, February 2 – March 31, 2009
Organized by Art Center Nabi and SK Telecom, Supported by Goethe-Institute Seoul, Sponsored by W Seoul-Walkerhill
5-Channel-Installation, »Tripolar - 3 Positions of German Video Art«, MOCA Taipei, Taiwan, June 15 – July 18, 2010
Media Façade, Cinemacity, Beirut, Lebanon, 2017
Media Façade, Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, USA, 2017
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