*°¨¨°* Directors Lounge | Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fülepp | Thurs. 26 Nov 09 *°¨¨°*

From: Klaus W. Eisenlohr (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Nov 23 2009 - 05:04:13 PST

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"Die Gegenwart ist nicht die Wirklichkeit"
Present doesn't Equal Reality

Heiko Daxl und Ingeborg Fülepp
Single Channel Video Works

Thursday, 26 Nov. 2009
Bergstraße 2
10115 Berlin-Mitte

Heiko Daxl und Ingeborg Fülepp
Present doesn't Equal Reality
Cinema - Train - Travel - Knowledge - Memory -
Perception, these are terms from descriptions of
video films by Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fülepp. In
a nutshell, one could say: it all concerns
vision. How has human vision, or better saying
visual perception, changed since the invention of
cinema and the later developments of all the
forthcoming image machines? There is a reason,
this program starts with the film "Le Cinema - le
Train", where the filmmakers make the analogy
between the views out of the train windows while
travelling, as Victor Hugo was describing it
(1837) and the experience of film: "The flowers
on the edge of the fields are colour spots, or
better saying red and white stripes; there are no
dots any more, everything turns into stripes.
Crop fields become yellow streaks, clover fields
appear as long green braidsŠ"

In the ways the two artist feed their "image
machines" with texts, it becomes obvious they
take vision, or 'viewing' as serious matter:
there is the connection with opinions,
conceptions, point of view and perceptions, all
of which in German language have a root in seeing
or viewing (Ansichten, Anschauungen, Standpunkte
und Sichtweisen). The plurals are intentional
here, as with Flusser, it is possible to say that
the camera does not allow ideological thinking,
as it is not compatible with a single point of
view. The art practise of Daxl and Fülepp seems
to follow those lines accordingly, as almost with
every new video work they experiment with new
perspectives; a practise that is not constrained
to camera images but that expands to
abstractions, compositing and generated imaging.
The sources of those images originate in travels,
quotes and observations, while they are being
processed heavily in post-production. If they
appear as simulacra, as simulated worlds, then in
does not happen without a critical sometimes
ironic distancing. Thus it becomes clear that
there still is something else behind those
images. Something possibly lost, or conversely,
still to be achieved, and which cannot be shown
otherwise. Still, with Heiko and Ingeborg, we
keep staying very this-worldly: to say it with an
adapted quote of Wittgenstein, 'whereof one
cannot portrait in an image, thereof one must not
try to picture.'

Thus, the two artists leave us in ambivalence
between fascinating image worlds and ironic
distance, and the liberty of choices of which
perspectives onto the world, which kinds of
reality we take on from the films.

What is left to mention is that for their work
both artist, who work both independendly and
togother, mostly seek for collaborations with
composers from New Music or Noise background, and
thus see their works as collaborative sound-image
(Klaus W. Eisenlohr)

The artists will be present for Q&A and for socialising after the screening.

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Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25, D-10589 Berlin, Germany
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