Daniel von Sturmer
CATARACT (con­crete)

Explod­ing fire­works, bub­bles in the atmos­phere, an untouched swim­ming pool.

Small every­day moments of exis­tence are pre­sent­ed across 60 screens as a com­plex cacoph­o­ny of events in CATARACT (con­crete). This dynam­ic and over­whelm­ing assem­blage of images reflects the abun­dance of moments and mes­sages we encounter in the world, which is rep­re­sent­ed as a com­plex and syn­the­sised total­i­ty. But with so much hap­pen­ing, how do we focus on a sin­gu­lar expe­ri­ence and cre­ate meaning?

That is the cen­tral ques­tion von Sturmer rais­es in this mul­ti-screen work, which uses impromp­tu record­ings and table­top exper­i­ments to invite the view­er to nego­ti­ate between sin­gu­lar moments and dis­cor­dant frag­ments of experience.


Com­mis­sioned by ACMI 

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Daniel von Sturmer

CATARACT (con­crete), 2020
alu­mini­um struc­ture, LCD screens, HD video, sound
indef­i­nite loop
Com­mis­sioned by ACMI
Pho­to: Egmont Contreras