The video installation, created during the artist’s residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, confronts us with brutalist window architecture and a view of a vast sky lined with dissolving clusters of clouds. Concrete and air – these two materials could not be more different and yet here they form a harmonious entity that calls to mind countless images, from medieval Annunciations to window depictions in German Romanticism and famous film scenes. They all have one thing in common: the window serves (in various ways) as a threshold between this world and the hereafter that not only separates the two but also establishes a contact between them.
Exhibition view of ACROSS | Künstlerhaus Bethanien | Berlin | 2022
kindly subsidized by Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg
concrete frames | ratchet strap | video projection | loudspeakers
Collaboration with the sound designer Sören Schenk
© Lisa Kohl