Up Above Down Below
上上下下 (shàng shàng xià xià)
VAN BREEST SMALLENBURG
Multiscreen video-mapping installation with three beamers,
tailored to the conditions of the exhibition space.
In Xiamen at the Chinese European Art Centre van Breest Smallenburg showed a multi-screen video-installation in her solo show "UP ABOVE DOWN BELOW" in Chinese shàng shàng xià xià. The title is referring to the content of the images. In this video-mapping installation the temporal plays an important role and all the images shown, were recorded in Xiamen.
The projected images on moving screens transform every moment to the past. In the videos, the artist shows images reminiscent of life UP ABOVE as well as DOWN BELOW. What's close-by on several levels is very far away on the other hand and is input for the screened images. The soundscape accompanying the moving images include sounds from Nanputo temple in Xiamen and from radio-plasma waves from outer space.
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