les coloris / 2010

Multimedia Installation (site-specific)
  Sound : 4-ch mono diskret Videodocumentation (quicktime, 6,8mb)

This piece of work will be exhibited in a room at the “OSTRALE’010” exhibit at Ostrale (centre for contemporary art) in Dresden. One of Europe’s first big factory-like meat producers used to be located at these premises. The slaughterhouse by municipal architect Hans Erlwein consisted of 68 individual buildings and opened on the 19th of August 1910 after five years of construction.
The showroom for “Les coloris” is the former fat-processing facility. It was part of the East German VEB Dresdner Fleischkombinat (people’s enterprise for meat processing) up until 1994 and was last used as a training school for butchery. Since then, the 3,000-square-metre large building on Pieschener Allee has been vacant. Throughout a number of remodelling processes, it has been given its own unique interior. All 40 rooms of the lard-processing facility vary in their size and structure, and through their respective use they are tainted by their own history and stories. I conceived my work especially for the former fat-processing facility and a photo/sound installation will emerge in this space.

The photographic material is from my “Les coloris” series (2004–2006). Flowers and plants from my home served as motifs. This is a snapshot production of photographic poetry originating from the plants’ light and colour – sprouting, budding, developing, blooming, wilting and showing how life is – and projecting human characteristics into these motifs. The sounds are based on my work “2’51”, part of the “6.1 Soundinstallation” project led by Professor Martin Supper at Sound Studies and UNI.K, the studio for sound art and research at Berlin’s university of fine art, UdK. In “2.51”, the motif for my work was a poem by Shuzo Takiguchi, a Japanese poet and art critic who introduced Japan to Surrealism and Dadaism prior to WWII.

„Shuzo Takiguchi (1903-1979), poet and art critic, began to publish his poems in 1926, introduced Surrealism to Japan at the end of the 1920s, and corresponded with Parisian Surrealists such as Andre Breton in the 1930s.” (http://archive.tamabi.ac.jp/bunko/takiguchi/t-st(E).htm)

"Naturalisation refers to the explication of the social orders created by man based on the “nature” of things, and defines historical issues as a form of nature.“ (Zitat aus wikipedia)

In a Buddhist sense, “naturalisation” and this entire piece of work represent a metaphor for hope to me.
The “Les coloris” (2010) project at the fat-processing facility will be developed during the artist camp in August. It consists of an entire photo/sound installation which has also been designed to be exhibited outside of a room and in other places besides the Ostrale.


Multimedia Installation (site-specific) :

Phenomenon of sound->geographical state (condition), architecture (building/room)

Cotext of the mixed media installation->History/background of the building


A part of the Installation "Les coloris" (2010) - Menuet (Rose) (2004/2010), Dresden, Germany in 2010, private collection (Dr. J.W)

Exhibition: 2010

-   „les coloris“ (2010) – 4-ch Sound Mixed Media (Photography/Sound) Installation, the Exhibition "Ostrale'010" - Internationale Ausstellung zeitgenössischer Künste (International Exhibition contemporary arts) 27.8. - 19.9. 2010, curated by Andrea Hilger and Dr. Martin Müller at the OSTRALE Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst (Center for contemporary art), Dresden