Public squares usually
have a strong symbolical and highly political significance.
Even so, they are empty, often wasteland, scars inflicted upon
the urban landscape by history and neglect. Their meaning is
shifting. It is people which still make these spaces interesting.
People, the way they look and are looked at, their personal
background and their way of moving about, all of these aspects
accentuate the public space and turn them into stages.
STAGED BODIES is related to the earlier work Public
Spaces / Public Bodies.
STAGED BODIES layers appearing- and disappearing revolving human
figures on to horizontally moving panoramic images from Berlin,
Bucharest, Toronto and Montréal.
This is the internet version of
an installation by Karen Kipphoff and Trond Lossius at Bergen
Kunsthall in Norway.
Images, idea: Karen Kipphoff; Sound: Trond Lossius
Coding: Klaus Rückriem, Jessica Dudeck; Produced by: Armin