Künstlerhaus Bethanien

Dagmar Schürrer

Seeking Patterns

26 Mar - 10 Apr 2019

© Dagmar Schürrer
Seeking Patterns, 2019, video still

Seeking Patterns
26 March – 10 April 2019

Curated by Robert Seidel

Seeking Patterns
Germany 2019
10:02 min

The film Seeking Patterns condenses audiovisual loops into an aesthetic knowledge vehicle, whose sculptural forms and embossed textures oscillate between the second and third dimension. Breathing landscapes continue into infinity, free-floating body as well as brush gestures unhinge laws of nature, while delicate abrasions of pictorial frames or solarizations erect bridges in this flow of contradictory concatenations.
Thus Dagmar Schürrer creates phantom horizons by which the eye can find orientation. Only the rhythmic soundtrack digs itself uninterruptedly into the network of associations and threatens to dissolve those fragile reference points at any time...

Dagmar Schürrer *1980, lives and works in Berlin.

The on-going screening series Phantom Horizons presents digital as well as analogue works that question the paradigm of linear perspective, seeking a new kind of “status perspective” [Bedeutungsperspektive]. The latter was a development of ancient and medieval painting, in which the size of figures is determined by their hierarchical significance. Extending this approach using the methodology of deconstruction and the possibilities of contemporary film creation, the presented works open up multifaceted, unseen horizons.