exhibition view “transarcadia”, at Kulturnacht LOEWE, 2018, Weil am Rhein,
multi channel 3D animation and installation, with opera singer Lilia Tripodi and pianist Margarita Mineyeva
Mankind and its search for a place where all questions are answered and all yearnings are satisfied. The so called Arcadia, an earthly place of total happiness and love.
In greek mythology the sphinx is a figure which terrorizes humankind by keeping goal of a riddle. Even nowadays it seems to hide some treasures of huge importance for the understanding of the human race.
Oedipus seems to solve its riddle on his way to Thebes, but not the one of his own existence, human existence, the so called “conditio humana”.
Immortality, artificial recreation as much as Artificial Intelligence are hardly any speculative future fantasies, but determine our longings of modern mankind.
Getting past the human condition.
Would this lead to the fulfillment of all longings?
Or will mankind find itself in an even harder earthly misfortune than does Oedipus in its myth or the voices that Tchaikovsky resurrects in his music.
Polinas Arie (Pique Dame)
Olgas Arie (Eugen Onegin)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt (Opus 6 Nr.6)
Interpretation, animation, installation: Katrin Niedermeier
Lilia Tripodi (Mezzosopran), Margarita Mineyeva (piano)
composed by Peter Tchaikovsky
videostill “transarkadia, pique dame”, 2018, HD 32:9, audio, 4:10 min
videostill “transarcadia, eugen onegin”, 2018, HD 32:9, audio, 3:46 min
videostill “transarcadia, nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt”, 2018, HD 32:9, audio, 3:15min