Category Archives: Charcoal

Field Study: two patterns, two circles

charcoal, motor, barrier tape

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https://vimeo.com/523454454
A Project of “Artist in Quarantine” by nachtspeicher23 e.V., Hamburg

Circle of Everyday Life

charcoal, motor, string, concrete, metal, feather, size variable

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

The line over charcoal dust sprinkled on the floor shows the jagged line of the Berlin Wall, boundary between East and West Berlin. A spring spinning in a circle, driven by a small motor, wipes away the charcoal dust. The circle describes the loop line of Berlin S-Bahn running also between 1961 and 1989 (time of the Berlin Wall) across the border,

Exhibition: Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP)

An authentic woman solves all knots

single-channel video, 49’15, camera: Saskia Bannasch, Naho Kawabe

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The Video shows an action of woman’s hands (re)uniting 3kg fragments of charcoal to a figure of a tree. During the action the Women explains her private memory about her mother and the political and the everyday life situation in Berlin. They have moved in 1956 from DDR/GDR to West Germany. The way of packing using string she has learned by her mother. Strings were considerably used for post-sending before the plastic tape become prevalent. Her mother has sent many packets from West to East Germany during the 1960′ – 70’s. There was no tape in those days. The tying-technique and this special hand movements will soon be lost.
„Eine echte Frau löst jeden Knoten / An authentic woman solves all knots“. This proverb was spoken by a high school teacher in West Germany. When the women in the video heard by her teacher, she was felt provocated. To become a woman needs such a high hurdle .

Exhibitions: Waitingroom, Tokyo (JP) / Boxes Museum, Guangzhou (CN)

Horizon

Charcoal, glass

Photo: Shintaro Yamanaka (Qsyum!)

Photo: Fabian Hammerl

Photo: Fabian Hammerl

Photo: Fabian Hammerl

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Exhibtions: Fukuoka Art Museum, (JP) / Frappant, Hamburg (DE) / Take Maracke & Partner, Kiel (DE) / Schloß Agarthenburg, Agarthenburg (DE)
Images: Catalogue “In Search Of Critical Imagination

Omnes una manet nox

Charcoal, glass, wood, each 40 x 30 x 5 cm

Photo: Hayo Heye

Photo: Hayo Heye

Photo: Hayo Heye

Photo: Hayo Heye

Photo: Hayo Heye

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Exhibtion: Kunsthaus Hamburg (DE)
Image: Catalogue “Observer Effect