Installation view: Schering Foundation Project Space, Berlin, 2017. Video by Mario Furcic.
Retreat into Darkness. Towards a Phenomenology of the Unknown
Commissioned and supported by the Ernst Schering Foundation.
2017. Four aluminum constructions with monofilament nets, three light bulbs, four control units.
Diameter 100 x 86 cm, 120 x 113 cm, 150 x 129 cm, 300 x 270 cm.
The installation takes us into a visual and bodily experience able to break our preconceived idea of reality, lending it other dimensions that are decidedly fictive, imaginary, and cosmic. Reflected light appears as if floating on air and emerging constellations of “objects”. Initially, these stand still, as if frozen. When the visitor begins to walk around, these objects move in unexpected directions. These curious constellations seem to extend deep into the space, only to come back towards us in a counter-intuitive motion.
Exhibition views: Schering Foundation Project Space, Berlin. Photo Roman Maerz, ©Schering Stiftung / Ivana Franke, ©Ivana Franke Studio.
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Photo Roman Maerz, ©Schering Stiftung / Ivana Franke, ©Ivana Franke Studio.
Visualisation of the Frame Structure