Collages based on the 3D installation "Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall"
Exhibition: 31 October - 28 November 2009
Preview: 30 October, 7 - 9 pm
"Drawing on the same materials as the virtual world in the interactive 3D installation Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall, we have created six large-format collages as a "remix" of those virtual spaces. The complex structures of the scenarios depicted in the collages are the result of multiple manipulations of the original renderings from the virtual world. These renderings, taken from diverse viewpoints, have been multiplied, intermingled, layered and occasionally supplemented with photographs and archival documents, and then further altered by insertions, shiftings, and fragmentations of the images. In this way 'real' and 'fictional' materials, and differing perceptions of the same motifs, meet and mingle at a single level, inviting viewers to perceive these slivers of memory as a new, re-combination of the pieces of a puzzle." Artists's statement T+T
In complement to the exhibition you can experiment the interactive installation Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall at the Ephraim-Palais, Nicolaiviertel in Berlin, in the context of the exhibition FALLMAUERFALL | 61-89-09 from 6. November 2009 - 7. February 2010
Virtuelle Mauer/ReConstructing the Wall is a virtual reality installation that enables users to experience a section of the now vanished Berlin Wall and how its presence affected the surrounding neighborhoods in East and West Berlin. Time travel, animations & simulations involve users in events spanning the 1960s to the present time.
Stations in 2009 of the project are:
Seattle: 911 Media Arts Center, Boston: Goethe-Institut, Lübeck: Willy-Brandt-Haus, Wolfsburg: Kunstverein, Gijon: LABoral, Berlin: Ephraim-Palais, Washington DC: American University Museum, Los Angeles: Goethe-Institut, New Delhi: Goethe-Institut.
As part of the Boston Cyberarts Festival the artists were awarded the Grand Prize for the IBM Innovation Awards!
Website of the project: http://www.virtuelle-mauer-berlin.de/english/index.htm