VIDEO

TXL-triptych / 2012

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„The artist’s video of the Tegel Airport control tower and terminal is a subject whose layers of historical and contemporary political discourses become similarly layered by integrating several perspective variations into the same video image. By shooting into a mirror that in turn reflects images from other mirrors, the artist renders visible this simultaneity of projected depths and aspect ratios entirely without digital post production effects.“ Text by Drew Hammond

Screening at Gallery Sheffield Hallam University, UK: „Flights of Fancy“: A video project screened in London/Berlin to mark the closure of Tegel Airport showcasing thirty-nine new commissioned films.

The airport is the very embodiment of exchange, a curious place of transition, a portal between two realities embodied in the space beyond the gate. The hours spent in the airport lead us to a ‘non-place’, where we are encouraged to shop to eat to wait – we are caught in limbo. Yet, it remains a realm in its own right, with its autonomy. The anonymous solitude of these non-places offers the transitory occupant the illusion of being part of some grand global scheme: a fugitive glimpse of a utopian city-world. The closure of Tegel airport marks an important change in the way air travel is organised and experienced. The design of this airport is of a time when flight was associated with glamour, fantasy, technological progress, romantic chance encounters and fictional disasters. The building consists of a large concrete hexagonal structure circumnavigated by a corridor, punctuated with brightly coloured check-in desks. Viewing platforms and executive lounges populate the circumference of the building, inviting the traveller to enjoy a navigable thoroughfare instead of the shed-like enclosure with limited seating. There are commissioned art works, restaurants and bars, cafés and shops. The décor follows the distinctive bright colour schemes of its age all the way through to the plastic sinks and hand dryer in the restrooms.

 

HYMNE, 2011

video loop, stereo

Renata Kaminska

HYMNE, Renata Kaminska 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The practice examine the relationship between humanity and the four elements a primordial relationship between humankind and nature as interwoven and similar types of force. Presented work focus less on the representation of nature’s beauty or disaster, then on mankind’s status as a kind of “natural hazard” – unpredictable, uncontrollable and often destructive. Living in a natural environment of postindustrial cities as urban jungles, we become increasingly wild “in our nature.”

 

 

 

 

 

Renata Kaminska, Thomas Zipp, 2011

EURO, 2010

video HD, stereo

 

Märkisches Museum. 2010

Märkisches Museum. 2010

 

 COWBOY, 2009-10

2 -canal video, stereo

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ASPHALT COWBOY -B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Märkisches Museum, Witten, 2010

Renata Kaminska, Michael Sailstorfer, Museum Witten

Renata Kaminska, Michael Sailstorfer

Renata Kaminska, Eberhard Havekost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

180

8’28’’, Poland/Germany, 1999-2009

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An average blood pressure per adult is 120/80. The insensitivity of experience, pumped up by the adrenaline, can rise it up to the rare results of 180/100. The film portraits a sport club of former employees of the car industry in central Germany, who during their retirement, exercise daily to keep exceptionally fit, to keep up with the 180. The members of the group have to be over 65 years old, be male and have had an experience in the automobile business. The film has been shoot during the competition of amateur eldery sportmen clubs in Ulm, Baden Württemberg in 1999, under the condition that the material will be released minimum ten years later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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