Images, back-projected onto rear-projection foil lining the windows of individual floors of a building, show partial sequences of various individuals performing normal activities. Absurd gestures and everyday actions alternate. There are times when not all projections can be seen simultaneously, but alternate into different constellations (times 5, 7 or 3 etc.). Interrupted by graphically-edited live footage of daily phenomena and bizarre events, to produce a soundless „symphony of movement".
The house imagines (its) story(s) for interested passers-by and visitors. It becomes transparent and displays a virtual „inner life". Video films as source material are partly alienated in single image processing, for example, by the use of different filters. Yet the persons remain anonymous.
All works were specifically made for this installation. Each individual sequence runs for about 20 to 30 minutes.
Ulrich Diekmann has lived and worked as a visual artist in Frankfurt am Main for over thirty years. From 1977 to 1983, he studied at the Städelschule with Thomas Bayrle, Raimer Jochims and Hermann Nitsch. His subjects include: painting, three-dimensional works, installations and, increasingly since 1998 video material, as well as photography/texts since 2006.
The Project is supported from:
Dr. Christof Mayer
Astrid u. Ernst Hübner
Galerie Hübner + Hübner