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Laufende Projekte, 1993
[ Ongoing projects, 1993 ]

Video installation
Two milk-glass balls, two video projectors, two video players, two videotapes, sound


The projection of a sequence of images onto a ball and, as a consequence, the wall behind it, results in the juxtaposition of two projection surfaces. Whereas the ball displays a focused but distorted image, the wall surface displays a fragmented, diffused one.

The first projection shows a camera shot of a woman's face watching something while sitting in a train; the second projection shows transitory urban landscapes. The parallel position of the two projections creates the script for the dramatic event between the observer and the observed.

As spatial video sculptures, Schnell's media installations are situated at the intersection between analogue and digital reality, and between objectivity and virtuality. The integrated everyday objects, which embody the artificial images, refer to the world of things, but at the same time are reinterpreted, in the sense of the mediation process between the different levels of perception and reality.

Johanna Hofleitner

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As spatial video sculptures Schnell's media installations are situated at the intersection between analogue and digital reality, and between objectivity and virtuality. The integrated everyday objects, which are embodying the artificial images, refer to the world of things, but at the same time are reinterpreted, in a sense of the mediation process between the different levels of perception and reality.

Johanna Hofleitner. In: Das Sehen re-konstruieren


Exhibitions:
1999, phänomen:zug, Institut für Volkskunde, Wien (AT)
1996, Ruth Schnell, Galleria Del Cortile, Rome (IT)
1993, Beyond the Screen, allerArt Bludenz, Bludenz (AT)