Daniel von Sturmer
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