As a deconstructed screen diorama "Confluence" is playing with false perspectives. The spectator finds itself in a reflection of desirable landscapes. An arctic gaze awakes the nostalgia in times of global warming. – Installation at the Rundgang Kunstakademie Düsseldorf 2019
The work "Confluence" is a contemporary report. It starts in Lapland, where the threatened glacier landscape slowly disappears. Through the filming and surviving process, its portrait gets conserved. The construction of a landscape model continues in the exhibition space.
A cinematic diorama presses the vastness into a cramped space.
The title "Confluence" comes from the meteorological phenomenon when two streams merge into one. The variations of the work came two different biotopes in the interior space.
On the one hand there are the recordings from the regional floodplain of the Rhine river and on the other hand the Finnish polar landscape, which interrupt each other in the video channels.
In both constellations a model is developed in a showcase.
As a deconstructed diorama, "Confluence" plays with false perspectives and a reflection in the glass filter and the water mirror.
Here the spectator feels the reproduced images, while the original source continues disappearing.
second Installation at the Gallery Mazzoli Düsseldorf 2019