Window Display

Emily Scaife

UK 2017
4:32 min

The visual poem Attraction melts dense textures into fluid shapes, which later coagulate into flickering colors. In a spellbinding visual sensation the viewers are captured so closely, that they become seducing insects, blossoming plants or sporulating fungi themselves. Emily Scaife uses a complex transformational process from shooting on black and white 16mm film, to hand-coloring and digital editing to magnify into a world of small wonders. The captivatingly gloomy soundscape, composed by the artist herself, creates a unique perspective on the fragile interplay of nature, which threatens to disappear continuously in the all-consuming Anthropocene.

Emily Scaife *1982, lives and works in London

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 | www.robertseidel.com

20.06. – 30.07.2019
Gallery window at
Kottbusser Str. 10
Daily: 8 pm – 2 am
Admission free