Doris Schuhmacher-Chilla, Sky falls, 2013
Water is vital for life but it is also a destructive element. The chosen filmic works show the crucial role of water in our presence and how we use it in diverse manners. The artists take it to the centre stage, or involve it in an unusual way. They point out its political, aesthetical, oecological and also its destructive potential.
In media art history you can find a relationship between water and the sea and subjects as the monitor, movies and projections. Watching the under water world can be read as a cinematic experience. There is a correspondence between cathode ray television and flat screens and the aquarium and its "screen". One may suggest an aequivalence between the image of the aquarium and the monitor, all pointing to the subject of the display itself.
Katarzyna Badach and Alfredo Ramos Fernández show a leisure pursuit in their aquaplaning film. Sven Johne deals with the existential catastrophe of refugees. Eva Stefani shows the dealing with the economy crisis in Greece and portrays elderly bathers reflecting their lifes.
In charge to Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Thomas Heimann.