KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Exhibition

Window Display

Theodore J Tagholm

Simulacra
UK, 2014, 3:56 min

In Simulacra, named after Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation from 1981, frozen moments of a camera tracking shot initially blend seamlessly into the perspective of a landscape passing by. These carefully placed copies of singular film frames only reveal themselves with the continuous divergence of their inscribed perspectives and movements. The artificially added layers prove the extreme interlocking of our reality and elucidate, that the mass medial sharing of information creates a “simulacra” by continuously blurring the border between copy, simulation and original.
Theodore J Tagholm, *1978, lives and works in London, UK | www.theotagholm.com

The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons
presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking for a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach with deconstructivistic ideas and contemporary possibilities of film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.
Curated by Robert Seidelwww.robertseidel.com

Exhibition
14.12.2016 – 18.01.2017
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
Daily: 4 pm – 2 am
Admission free