STANDORT : IMPULS, 2004

Position : Impulse
Performance at the "Alte Baumwollspinnerei" (disused cotton mill), St. Ingbert, on  27/11/2004

Wahrnehmungsstörungen (perception disorders)

Five artists want to show the actually unseizable momentum between position and impulse. For this purpose they have changed a disused cotton mill into a temporary therapy center for the perceptually handicapped. Their means of therapy vary according to their artistic positions. They cause disturbances at the threshold of reality, they mark the instable non-places of our illusory worlds influenced by the tele-optic and tele-acoustic information technology, and they create both the proximity and the distance of the inner outside world and the outside inner world. They decode the paradox of hastening standstill using the example of immobile remote-controlled processes. They take the viewers from the visible horizon to what Paul Virilio called the invisible visible horizon, i.e. the last horizon of visibility which is the result of a digitally generated optic (and acoustic) amplification of man’s natural environment.

The experience of walking on unstable ground that is so characteristic of our society is demonstrated by Claudia Brieske whose footsteps – after a minimal delay and by means of a kind of pulse-echo method - are electronically and acoustically amplified and transferred to parts of the hall’s cast-iron girder construction which then trembles at impulses of light and apparently begins to falter.

(By Horst Gerhard Haberl, in the catalogue: Zeitgleich - Zeitzeichen, Junge Kunst im BBK  / November 2004)