it is the reaction / counterpart to the previous pelican avenue project calyx. whereas calyx deals with the idea of
an artificial organic world, intakt is about utopic and surreal architecture.
the video shows human as a negligible part of a powerful machine.
the abstracted video loop shows fragments of an African girl dancing on the rhythm of repetitive music, hypnotic and ecstatic. the video aims to shift the eye of today's fashionable viewer on a feminity that is rare or even missing in contemporary fashion. the prints for the calyx collection pieces are based on the idea of genetical manipulation. what seams a tropical flower print from far is at close look a composition of 3D fantasy objects that only refer to plant shapes.
the video and the pieces of autumn winter 2008 what was wow are a reworked, reassembled, reblent, reconsidered, recycled, reissued, remixed, rereleased selection of the former presented pelican avenue collections.
drone is the third and last part of the cycle fiction trilogy containing 3 (pelican) videos and their corresponding pelican avenue collections.
after the apocalypse of day-01 and the void of ousted, drone is about the rise of the armies. the video shows brainless clones – marching and dancing repetitively. the collection is a range of large simple tunics in light weight white cotton jersey and more solid stretch pieces worn like an armour as a second layer. the digital prints on these textile shields show different utopian territories that groups the soldiers into 3 futuristic armies.
as well the collection as the video are part of the cycle fiction trilogy and sequel to the previous pelican avenue project day-01: the very new beginning after the apocalypse, desolation, pureness, hope…
the flags showing video stills of day-01 could be interpreted as nostalgia, a perspective, but also history repeating,…
I HOPE WHEN THE WORLD COMES TO AN END I CAN BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF BECAUSE THERE IS SO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO (D.D.)
day-01 is a collection of rain coats and swimwear that was based on the idea of apocalyptic weather circumstances.
the video shows an escaping figure threatened by the abstracted surrounding of catastrophic circumstances.
together with ousted and drone, day-01 forms cycle fiction - a circular trilogy about the rise and fall of a civilization.
power places is about individuals in search of meaning.
to escape from conformity and dispassion people search for a spiritual content, far from functionality and reason. it is easy to see through the visual language that achieves a spiritual effect and that appeals to emotional needs for mysticism. imitating those explicit compositions the power places allegories are invented without any references to existing contents and are therefore fully refillable by any human longings for something to be devoted to.
the video shows the 5 symbols, which were used in the collection and printed on silk scarves.
the objects of édition dame are restricted to a simple geometric form, the ellipse, which functions more like a decorative accessory, than a specific piece of clothing.
middle-aged Viennese women serve as models for the presentation since their everyday lives and biographies formed the inspiration for the series. they seem strong not only in an intellectual way but also in a sensual one. whe women are filmed in their own living room, surrounded by music of their choice, dressed in their own clothes with the ellipse as single outer element. like this the object serves as a frame for the personality of the women wearing it.
the édition dame videos are created in order to be presented as an audiovisual installation with several monitors spread over an empty space. turning the screens towards the same direction creates a movement and a composed floating image and underlines the differences between the environments.