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trace and shadow I & II

     

The term "Aura" was used by Walter Benjamin as a description of a phenomena, which is found in nature as well as in the history of art. In his essay "Artwork in the Age of Technological Reproducibility" he describes it as "a one-time appearance from afar, regardless how near it may be.." and tries to defines it with aloofness, originality and uniqueness. In 1935 Benjamin declares an increase decline in the Aura of art, through the unrestrained reproducibility of artwork primarily to the growing tecnical development.

Not only Artwork has an aura,but also has every individual,which usually isn´t noticed.Aslike every human leaves a shadow,it also leaves a mark on his surroundings.We create an invisible  space around us, volitionalor  entirely unconsciously. These may be overlappedby legacies or traces others,but never changed.

Unconsiously we define the invisible shape the room shall have. But sooner or later the traces we leave behind will fade.Sometimes, as with many paintings ancient Masters of art, they arise after centuries, without remembering the name of the creator. In the course of this, the context can be changed. The "Aura" is invisible/unseen.

The Video Work "trace and shadow" is an attempt to reconstruct this Aura. Concentrated only on the paintings essential elements, you can get glimpse of it. Leaving out details and texture, aswell as the reduction to the chromaticity black, white and grey, it enables to construct some kind of Mood Board. The composition and simultaneously reduction of speed in certain components of the audiovisuelle fragment, function here as boosters and catalysts. What stays (at best) are the traces and shadows we leave behind.