weil‘ auf mir, du dunkles auge
video screening mit daniel seiple
So, 5.12.2010, 7-10pm
im zusammenhang mit der ausstellung Weil‘ auf mir du Dunkles Auge findet diesen sonntag ein video screening und ein anschließendes informelles gespraech mit daniel seiple (für informationen zum künstler bitte scrollen) statt. es werden verschiedene zurückliegende und aktuelle videos des kuenstlers gezeigt werden, darunter raijikon (radio control), entstanden im dezember 2009 als artist-in-residence bei ARCUS, Japan und Quick click, ein projekt des jahres 2001 als mitglied des e-team in new york city. die veranstaltung beginnt um 19 uhr, die videos werden ab 20 uhr gezeigt werden.
please join us for an exclusive screening of videos by artist daniel seiple (please scroll for information on the artist) in conjunction with the exhibition Weil‘ auf mir du Dunkles Auge. Presented will be a program of recent and earlier videos including among others Raijikon (Radio Control), shot in December 2009 while in residence at ARCUS, Japan, and Quick Click, a project made in 2001 in NYC as a member of E-Team. The show will be open for viewing from 7pm, screening to begin at 8pm.
_Rajikon (Radio Control)
2 part video / 45 min., Tone River, Moriya City, Ibaraki, Japan December 2009
On December 5, 2010, where the Tone River meets the Kinu River in Moriya City, Japan, the president of the Joso Flying Club ordered his technical specialist to crash his radio controlled airplane into Seiple’s fishing boat. Seiple had spent the previous month filming and becoming acquainted with two RC clubs who had airfields along the rivers. A hobby club, which flew scale models including WWII aircrafts such as the Japanese Zero and U.S. B29, talked openly about the Kamikaze. The other, the Joso Flying Club, was semi-professional and showed more interest in making history than in discussing it. When asked if he was interested in real airplanes, one pilot responded, “For me, airplanes are a thing to see rather than fly.” The hobby club declined to perform the crash for safety reasons, but more likely, because they were incapable. The Joso Club obliged and 8 Japanese RC operators witnessed the attack.
15 min. video of a 20 minute event, World Trade Center, LMCC World Views Open Studio, 91st floor and Helicopter outside March 31, 2001, E-Team (Franziska Lamprecht, Hajoe Moderegger, Daniel Seiple)
In an event at the Open Studios for the World Views Residency, the E-Team took pictures of people standing in one window on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center who, in turn, looked out at the New York City landscape. At 4:30 PM, two E-Team members arrived in a helicopter and hovered outside the windows. Inside, the third member anticipated the helicopter’s arrival and organized participants into a single-file line. Via walkie-talkie, the E-Team coordinated the camera with the people inside. One-by-one each person stepped into the lit window to have their picture taken from the helicopter. After twenty minutes, about sixty people had been photographed. On the second day of the Open Studios, participants could return to pick up their free photograph. Seiple will select a few other short videos to show on the evening.