A space filled with numerous huge white balloons that surround you, gathering in a dark room. Oversized parts of human bodies are projected onto the roundly sculptured screens which deform them into bizarre fleshly mimics. Big mouths are screaming, shouting, whistling, kissing, groaning, moaning, whispering, crying, quivering. Eyes are crying, laughing, twinkling, wincing….
In form and content “shining” engages in topics like “borders” and “marginal space”. The central element of this work is to overcome, to break up and through, and to challenge different kind of borders.
A zoom into pure life, its surreal truth and the relation between reality and imagination with all their grey areas is realized invasingly and impressively by using loops. It is implemented in the spacial conditions of the respective exhibition space. The loop as turning element of presentation picks up the topic of life and its circles within the border situations. It [the loop] takes the topics to new possibility of interpretation.
“Shining” expands the narrowness of screen as projection area by involving the whole surrounding space. With this polypheny of audiovisual mosaics, it creates new ambient experience of space that revolutionizes the interaction between spectator and projected image.
Moondog Studio – Frankfurt – Germany
Kassel. Off Documenta 2007
a multi-channel video object installation
Idea & realisation
Karla Kracht, Julia Berktold
Rupert, J. Berktold, K. Kracht, Cristopher, J. Monin, S. Catazine