An in-situ installation with a single channel video projection and sound
onto the back wall of The Guggenheim Museum New York
Looped ca 35 min. 2010
Commissioned by Alan S. & Christina MacDonald
Guggi is a character living in a room inside the neighbor’s building. Guggi is our imagined personality. We watch him from our veranda. No one knows him but us. He is a fiction, but nevertheless real, since thoughts and words are as real as objects or beings aren’t they sometimes?
An in-situ piece at a private home as a part of “Coup de Ville” organised by Jan Hoet and Stef van Bellingen together with WARP in Sint Niklaas, Belgium 2010. The exhibition was a “Chambres des amis de 21. siecle” held in private and public locations in the city-centre of Sint-Niklaas. Key notions are integrity-led artistic engagement, dialogue, superseding cultures and generations. The title symbolically refers to an ‘occupied city’. This installation was done in a “found location” in the livingroom of a family that was moving into a new house. On the ground floor there was a staircase leading up to the next floor and on the side wall of the staircase was a small door. This sparked the idea of projecting something into that corner. We can say that the corner was brought to life with this video projection. It shows a ping pong ball rolling in and out of the door and occasionally a hand holding a hammer, a foot or a head sticks out of the door, indicating a builder that might be a some sort of a character of the small door or a “spirit” living in the house. The evoking and implantation of the character into the corner transforms it into a place where a possible story could occur.
Single channel video projection and sound onto a corner in a house under construction
Single-channel video projection, mobile, galss objects and sound.
Duration: 5:30 min
A mobile consisting of found glass objects hangs from the ceiling. A video projection with elements or acteurs (mammoth, cloud, club and purple rain) is projected over the glass objects that causes prismatic light effects into the room and arouse the imagination in a child like focused way to create a mini Universe.
Installation, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin
Description: glass bowl, fishing net, single channel video, sound.
Duration: 3:09 min
A glassbowl is hanging in a fishnet from the ceiling. A video of shapes is projected onto it. As the video hits the glass a new image is composed on the wall behind. Reflections on the wall, the deformed video image and the shadow of the glassbowl create an image of a some sort of a beast that is underlined with breathing sounds and popping sounds.
Photo Eric Tschernow
Courtesy Sassa Trülzsch
Galerie i8, Reykjavik
Installation, Basel Art Faire
Description: Single-channel video projection with chicken wire object,
rotating unit and sound.
Duration: 6:52 min
A shape made of chickenwire is mounted onto a small rotating display. A video of stripes and shapes is projected over the shape as it turns and this creates new shapes of color and light on the chickenwire as well as on the wall behind.
Installation, Basel Art Faire
Description: Single-channel video projection with objects, shelf and
Duration: 5.17 min (loop)
A person stands beside a shelf with typical school kids office objects, picks up an eraser and a ruler and shoots the eraser in the air with the ruler by tilting the ruler on the edge of the shelf. The eraser flies in a different path each time this action is being repeated.
Installation, Licht Kunst Biennale, Hamm.
Description: Motorbike, tripple channel video and sound.
Duration: aprox. 7 min.
A white motorbike stands in the centre of an abandonned attic in Hamm, Germany. The motorbike is serving as a projection screen of projections from three videoprojectors. Different light circumstances were created around the motorbike, recorded and projected back on the motorbike. Sæbjörnsson and his assistant Marí-Bernaus are seen walking around the motorbike throwing different colours, light and shadows on it. In between there are animated parts with shapes and colours. The music written and performed by Sæbjörnsson sets a strong emotional accent on the experience of the piece so that the motorbike becomes partly a musical object, like a singer in a music video or a concert.