"Slow Space " and
KLAUS W. EISENLOHR
05.12.2009, 18:00 - 21:00
at Kaapelin Galleria - Cable Factory, Helsinki, Finland
at Bar Kuka, Turku, Finland
at Saari Foundation, Turku, Finland
Slow Space. 2006. 72min. 16mm
Slow Space takes the viewer on a visual trip through places of glass architecture in filmed entirely within the urban constructed environment of Chicago. Slow Space is a visually arresting investigation into how space is described, defined and ultimately experienced. The filmmaker commutes this relationship with the outside 'world' via an array of constructed transparencies in the glass domes and atriums that formed so much of architecture's modernist preoccupation for a constructed inside/outside dialectic.
Center of Urban Periphery. ("Stadtrandzone Mitte") 2005. 43min. Video.
"What is public space today?" The filmmaker poses this question at the beginning of his research with reference to the city of Hannover. The resulting film takes the viewer on a trip through a number of public spaces in Hannoverīs metropolitan area. Devised as a series of portraits with varying urban qualities,the film dwells not only on the visible urban attributes but also on the activities and connectedness that īmake-upī a public space. Undertaking an array of spatial explorations, the film seeks to find out as to what kinds of interference or interventions can activate public place(s).
Klaus W. Eisenlohr was born in 1961 in Tuttlingen, Germany, and has been living in Berlin since 1989. He studied in Berlin and Chicago. The main focus of his works, many of which have received grants, is in photography, experimental film and media art. His art is mainly concerned with the relationship of the body to architecture and space.
HIAP, Cable Factory
Nomadic Academy of Experimental Arts
Kinokopla, University of Turku film club