Germany, 2015, 6:36 min (single channel version)
Kapsel (capsule) shows an enigmatic, seemingly boundless space pervaded by floating natural and everyday objects. But in contrary to cinematic predecessors, like Antonioni’s Zabriskie Point, neither a classifiable background, nor motivation or the primary catastrophe is visible. The construction of all semantic connections is left to the viewer, which is destined to get tangled in the bifurcating speculative chain of this proportion-less pictorial section.
Hegenberg portrays an unleashed moment, where the direction of natural laws and fundamental civil values are hard to decipher in an overall intoxicating chaos.
Simon Hegenberg *1985, lives and works in Wiesbaden, Germany. | www.simonhegenberg.de
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 Seidel | www.robertseidel.com
01.11. – 16.11.2016
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
Daily: 4 pm – 2 am