Still Life

Audiovisual Sequence

Still Life is an audiovisual installation on four slide projection screens. The four screens are arranged to build a square space, each screen represents a cardinal direction.

Still Life takes you on a journey of places around earth, places of significance for us, places we know from the news, places where history took it’s course, places of craving and places of nostalgia. To every place you hear the atmospheric audio recorded at the very moment the visuals where taken.

The sequence of the places is not chronological – it is rather composed in an associate and formal fashion, and thus contrasts places by their formal correspondence. Therefore the sequential performance has a start and an end and is not looped.

Still Life was created as a degree dissertation in communication and media design at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz, and was mentored by Prof. Charlotte Schröner and Prof. Tjark Ihmels.

This project wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of Manfred Liedtke, †Kay Märthesheimer, who’s memory will stay with us forever, Gregor von Sievers and Thomas Vollmar, I hereby give thanks to.

Stats

Places recorded 132
Photographs taken 3060
Audio recorded 30h
Film rolls 35mm 85
Total flight time 67h

Main Credits

Manfred Liedtke, Slide Projection Engineering
Gregor von Sievers, Sound Editing and Engineering
Thomas Vollmar, Video Engineering
Kay Märthesheimer, Rigs

First Staged on

November 10, 2003
Schick & Schön, Mainz