From the Perspective of the Archive / Saxony-Anhalt
Katerina Athanasopoulou, "The distance between the staircase and the sky", 2022
The distance between the staircase and the sky
7:00min UK/GR 2022
In a fusion of synthetic and real pictorial elements, the portrait of a world emerges that unwinds between its banality and a poetic distillation from that contemplation. The act of climbing a staircase in the centre of Athens forms the referential system, which is filled with alternating neon or sunlight. Man remains visible only in his traces, which in their transposition into digital tableaux reveal an almost painterly imprecision. Katerina Athanasopoulou (*1974, lives and works in London) thus strips away the perceived accuracy of digital scanning and rendering processes and postulates artefacts of a future media nostalgia.
The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of ancient and medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach using the methodology of deconstruction and the possibilities of contemporary film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.
Curated by Robert Seidel
23.01. – 22.02.2023
Tue - Sun: 2 - 7pm