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"Barak Bar-Am: Hebeschiebewerk"
2001-02-10 until 2001-04-23
shift e.V.
Berlin, , DE Germany

shift e.V. is pleased to present the premier in Germany of Barak Bar-Am's installation - Hebeschiebewerk. The exhibition consists of several elements such as video loops and a kenetic architectural model. By playfully arranging these items Barak Bar-Am combines thoughts about structural organisation with references to architecture. - ...several layers of interpretation come in mind, a cybernetic versus mechanical paradigm, or that of physiological apparatus of memory versus inner space. -

The installation Hebeschiebewerk consists of several elements: 'CPU ATRIUM' basic shape is that of a large simple box with P.V.C surfaces on all 4 sides. The top has been removed to allow us to view its inner structure. The work invites the spectator to look from above on a group of images and structures located in its core. This top-view, a perspective which recurs elsewhere in Bar-Am's work, suggests an architectural frame of reference and might explain the arrangement of different elements and their inner relationships and hierarchies. The schiffshebewerk video loop in the center is surrounded by a structure of planes. This structure resembles a cooling apparatus and is accompanied by three electric ventilators, all inside an 'ATRIUM BOX'.

IMAGE:
Barak Bar-Am
Still from
ALEXANDERPLATZ LOOP
video projection


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