2010 Berlin

2010 12.18
“Horizonrise” in the Tiergaten Berlin  Germany

The film shows the performance in Tiergarten in Berlin on saturday december 18. This film version lasts 1mn46 s. I switched on the rapid button in editing. The real speed of the action is 35 mn. Here on this version you can see a lot of different things moving at different speeds like my trembling body is the movement of my breathing as I lay in the white hammock stretched between the trees over the white snow. “As I lay on the hammock filming, the vision of the Andy Warhol film “Empire” came to me. Maybe I should not speed up my film and rather slow it down ? Anyway, I kind of stretch further on  the observation as  Warhol did with his film… He films the time changing slightly by the light darkning the picture with the steady shape of the Empire state building. I film the earth movement holding the camera, sitting in the hammock. In my video everything moves not because I make it move, but on the contrary, I hold the camera as steady my body is able to and then I am able to move the camera by holding it steady on the sun and in that way  catch the earth movements. The camera becomes a tool, an earth-movement-catcher. It also shows other movements, the people on it, the cars, my own breathing movements in the steady but hanging hammock, the trees passing in front of the sun.. “ For french speaking, a radio program on Radio France InternationaleC’est quoi le mouvement de la vie ?” interview avec  Albert Goldbeter by Caroline Lachowsky

2010 12.3-4 Performance

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2010 12. 21

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Tiergarten Berlin, foto: Niels Noer

About the performances:

Walking around in Berlin every clear day, carrying white hammocks on my  head, looking for places where to hang them up, between trees in a park, or inside a tall building or anyplace from which it is possible to whach the horizonrise.

About the project:

–       Three white hammocks are exclusively made in Brasil for the ÅÅÅ performances .

–       Whith the Berlin performances, the hamocs are used for the third time.

The hamoc where earlier hung in white exhibition rooms. I invited the visitors to sit in the hammocks to watch the sunrays in the room. When they were relaxed enough to whatch the sun rays coming through the windows move in the room, I asked them if they dould then see the room move, as the understanding of the mouvement of the light is not due to the sun moving but to the earth rotation.

In Berlin, the  white hammocks  become the white cube and like the nomads take their tent with them and settle down in new places on the surface of the earth, I go for walks in the city and it’s vincinity to find places where to hang the hammocks and then sit and lay down quietly to experience the earth rotation. To reach these places I carry the hammocks on my head feeling the gravity force. People are invited to join and participate in the performance.