33. Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media

Quake - Aaike Stuart
Expanded Media Exhibition
Media in Space & Network Culture Competition
Kunstbezirk

Leonhardsplatz 28
70182 Stuttgart

U-Bahn / Bus: Rathaus

Kunstbezirk

Leonhardsplatz 28
70182 Stuttgart

U-Bahn / Bus: Rathaus

Quake

Aaike Stuart (NL)
Deutschland 2018
1-Kanal-Video-Installation. Beamer, Subwoofer, Verstärker, Media-Player, Stahlkonstruktion, Holz, Aluminium, Beton
1 Channel Video-Installation. Beamer, Subwoofer, Amplifier, Media Player, Steel Construction, Wood, Aluminium, Concrete

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www.aaikestuart.com

Quake is an attempt to stabilize video footage of the 2015 Nepal earthquake in a physical manner by setting the projector into counter-movement, using a subwoofer. The smoothening out of a remote catastrophe seems to ironically resemble the way we process these very same images almost on a daily basis. As if we have developed an inner stabilizer, helping us to deal with the continuous stream of upsetting content. However, stabilizing the video inevitably means shaking up the installation itself. By connecting consumer technology with geological processes, the work also plays with the notion that earth materials, climate and natural disasters cannot be viewed separately from today’s technology consumption habits.

Quake was realized with the support of Karl Hofer Gesellschaft e.V.