Full video, images, and information here: anti-utopias.com/roman-kirschner-maelstrom/
Maelstrom is a dynamic object. It shows a drawing process in a liquid medium. On closer inspection it is a sculptural process using tiny particles of a granular material that accumulate temporarily to form clusters and lines. But just moments before shapes become evident, they are overwritten or fall apart and disappear. They vaporize. And although Maelstrom is very material, it travels between two realms: between what is there and what is not there.
How do we perceive and shape the world in our minds? How does our imagination transform it? How does that feed-back on the world around us? What is the relation between matter and imagination and how are they entangled with each other? And why do things - and for them also materials - become increasingly malleable and fluid?
After a considerable contribution to epistemology, Gaston Bachelard, a french philosopher, shifted his interest from science to the psychology of imagination. He contrasted rational thought with the imaginary. Thereby he did not discuss so much how the structures of poetic images look like but rather pointed out that these images can move and transform. They are liquid. And they are attached to matter - the four elements in his case. In Bachelard’s description of the most important travel of human beings, namely the one between the real and the imaginary, he states that when art takes us to this travel, it is not about the stay in one of the two realms. But instead the journey, the movement, the border crossing and the mutual exchange is what we should pay attention to. The dark line in Maelstrom is the vehicle of this travel and the border at the same time. It doesn’t show us one of the two realms. It shows us the process of trying to make sense, its materiality, its movement, its buildup, decay, turbulences, and fluidity.
Sound: Els Viaene
Materials: Magnetite powder, Water, Glycerine, Magnet
Documentation 3min 45sec (QT, H.264, 16MB)
A book about the work will be published in spring 2012.
Maelström, the installation, is inspired by Edgar Allen Poes short story
„A descent into the Maelström“.
Funded by: Communauté française de Belgique Arts Numérique and Österreichisches Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
Partly developed in residency at lab[au].
© Roman Kirschner. Used here by kind permission from the artist. All rights reserved.
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Director, Concept, Animation : Charles De Meyer
Director of Photography : Maximiliaan Dierickx
Production Company : WRONG
Executive Producer : Tatiana Pierre
Production Manager : Simon Waterkeyn
Assistant Director : Joke Pevenage
Cinematographer’s Assistant : Bart Van Otterdijk
Production Assistant : Bram Sterckx
Make-up : Esther Wauters
Sculpture Realization : The Protocol Room
Additional Designs : Benjamin Mousquet
Special Thanks to Nancy Suárez @ MAAC (Maison d’Art Actuel des Chartreux) - Brussels
and Walter Van Cleynenbreugel @ WRONG
In this breathtaking science fiction spectacle, a strange mechanical device lands on a desolate world and uses the planet to undergo a startling transformation, that has profound implications for an entire galaxy.
Lake of Dreams - Burning Man 2013
Film and Music by Roy Two Thousand roy2k.com/
Additional footage by August Winkelman and Connor McNeill
Produced by Roy Two Thousand and Crystal Dawn Davis
Drums and Percussion by Anthony Mogli Maureal
Made possible from the support of many many people, especially my kickstarter backers!
I’m very grateful for the huge amount of love and support I’ve recieved during the creation of this film
Lots of time, money, and love went into this project, I hope you enjoy it:)
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‘’Alper Derinboğaz’s project delivers a new way to read the stratification of Istanbul in
terms of social and physical thresholds, economic developments and traces of memory
on the banks of the ridge extending from Taksim to Levent; a bold attempt to decipher
the codes of evolutionary character of Istanbul’s urbanization adventure.’’
Excerpt from Places of Memory (Istanbul: İKSV, 2014)
Modalities of the Spontaneous are exhibiting in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition
at Pavilion of Turkey. As an interpretation of Istanbul’s development and future speculations Alper
Derinbogaz presents 5 reliefs that produce different types of cartographies in correlation. They
propose specific readings of the urban history, today’s spontaneous urban fabric.
Modalities of the Spontaneous: Alper Derinbogaz alperderinbogaz.com/
Animation: Candas Şişman csismn.com/
Sound Desgin: Harun Iyicil ve Ferit Ozguner headroomistanbul.com/
Fabrication Consultancy: Salih Küçüktuna
Digital Mappings: Zoe Georgiou, Ahmet Ünveren, Metehan Cem Arabacı
Texts: Omer Kanipak, Alper Derinbogaz, Enise Burcu Karacizmeli
Places of Memory
Curated by Murat Tabanlioglu
Coordinated by Pelin Dervis