Welt vor der Schewelle
INCA SEATTLE 1900 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA, 98134
Opening: Sunday 5 October from 6:30pm
Curated by Aeron Bergman & Alejandra Salinas
Andreas Bunte is a Berlin-based artist who has over the past years worked within the format of short experimental film and film installations, which frequently incorporate a variety of other media such as collages, architectural structures, sound, and texts.
Recent exhibitions include the Marrakech Biennale; 4th Biennial of Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium and exhibitions at Or Gallery, Vancouver; ARGE Kunst, Bolzano, Italy; Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway; Kunstverein Bielefeld, Germany; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin. Andreas Bunte is currently a research fellow at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway.
Welt vor der Schwelle (World at the threshold) is an installation that consists of two 16mm films and exhibition architecture.
The first film O.T. (Kirchen), 2012 portrays the interiors of three exceptional churches built in post-war Rhineland: the church Johannes XXIII, the Wallfahrtskirche, and the church St. Anna. During the first decades following the destructions of World War II in Germany hundreds of churches were reconstructed or build anew. In the film shots of the church interiors are structured by short animations based on diagrams found in the book Vom Bau der Kirche (The Church Incarnate) by Rudolf Schwarz, published in 1947. Each one of the diagrams represents a particular stage of the ongoing transformation of the communal form.
The second film in the installation focuses on the three senses that allow the individual to relate to architectural space, that is optical sight, hearing and tactile sense. O.T. (Language, Truth & Logic), 2012 shows the ears, the eyes and the hands of a young man reading passages from the book Language Truth & Logic by A.J. Ayer from 1936.
After October 5 by appointment only