Heimsuchung, Unsafe Spaces in Contemporary Art

May 9, 2013 - Aug. 25, 2013

Kunst Museum Bonn

This exhibition is about the transition from a formerly intimidating exterior to an intimidating interior and the comparison between destabilized spaces and unstable spaces. Artists include Eija-Liisa Ahtila, John Bock, Gregory Crewdson, Thomas Demand, Chris Larson, Hans Op De Beeck, and Erwin Wurm.

Works Shown

Soft Rains #6: Suburban Horror

2003, Installation with video projection

Soft Rains consists of multiple platforms. Each platform represents a familiar cinematic archetype or genre rendered in miniature (60s Arthouse, 70s horror etc). The miniature ‘heroine’ of the work, clad in a distinctive red dress, is pictured in each of the sets. The live feed from each video camera is connected to a computer-based video sequencer, which switches from one camera to another to create an edited sequence appearing as a large scale projection. Suburban Horror uses images inspired by David Lynch's film Blue Velvet and by John Carpenter's Friday the 13th.