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Christin Bolewski

Still-life in motion video installation, DE, 2005

Still-life in motion is a single screen video installation referring to the classical genre of still-life painting in fine art practice. Using the newest technical inventions in High Definition Video HDV the still-life gets an object of modern video art. The canvas gets replaced by a large high resolution video flatscreen expanded by perspective of time and space, reconstructing and deconstructing the issues of the still life genre at the same time.
The absence of the dimension of time seems to be particularly evident in painting and even more in an arrangement of still objects. Nevertheless, the presence of this absence is always a dominant issue of still life presentation. (Often there is a slice of lemon nearly falling out of the frame). Therefore especially this genre seems to be enabled to overcome transience, to produce synchronicity and to get connected to modern time-based media expression.