KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Exhibition

Window Display 1st Floor

Andrea Brandão

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Andrea Brandåo, Flare Out, 2018, video still

Andrea Brandåo, Flare Out, 2018, video still

Andrea Brandåo, Flare Out, 2018, video still

Andrea Brandåo, Flare Out, 2018, video still

Andrea Brandåo, Flare Out, 2018, video still

Andrea Brandåo, Flare Out, 2018, video still

Andrea Brandåo, Flare Out, Installation View, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2020

Magic hour

Light and dark are bound. Light, in the spectrum of natural or artificial happenings, the most fascinating and appealing to me. A star light, sun or moon light, a sparkle, a lighting, a bulb, a flare. The lens flare  (photography or cinematography) is one of my favorites moreover because flares were considered a technical fault and now they are part of the aesthetic of cinema in particular. I have been gathering some of my own into my archive and this video is one of them. Flare out (2018, 1’03’’loop, no sound), was part of an installation in the exhibition Uncertain Image in künstlerhaus Bethanien, which was proposing a questioning on the truthness of image. When addressing image, the phenomenon of project light over an object comes into play inevitably. In the case of a Flare, the object is the camera device, when a light of some sort goes through a certain type of lens. The magical quality the projection embodies is given by its colours and the loop cycle creating an hypnotic effect of a dream slumber in the viewer. The very fact that the projection starts playing when day time turns into night enhances its quality of magical ethernial phenomenon inviting our perception into a strange state, an exciting sense of eeriness of the strangely familiar or the familiar that is nonetheless strange. To feel is to see.

Exhibition
13.05. – 15.06.2020
Gallery Window 1st floor
at Kottbusser Str. 10
Daily 20 – 2 Uhr
Admission free