Blind Volumes" is a site-specifc installation for Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, responding to the openly acces­sible public setting of the museum’s rotunda. Combining film and sculp­tural episodes, inside the rotunda, an expan­sive, geomet­ri­cally intri­cate steel construc­tion consisting of 80 serial frame­work elements has been erected. The installation in Frankfurt was twelve meters tall and nearly filled the entire lobby of the Schirn. The framework serves as the stage for a dynamic chore­og­raphy combining visual imagery, light, and sound: besides the sculptural works “One Way Out” (2009) and “Conductor” (2014), and the 16mm film work “Above the Plate and Receiver” (2016), it makes up a vertical stage for the light and sound installation “Hear, There, Where the Echoes Are” (2016), including 70mm and 16mm film projections, which has been activated by a live performance with percussionist Chad Taylor.
 
Blind Volumes, 2016

80 steel frames, platforms, screens



Images:
Installation view at Schirn Rotunde, 2016. Photo: Norbert Miguletz © Rosa Barba