DOMINO

by Lotte SCHREIBER
2005 / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 12' 00

Domino
As Robert Smithson said, if you
trigger specific associations from a
site, if you deal directly with its visual
appearance, with that which
Roland Barthes calls the „simulacrum
of the object,« then the goal
is to understand a new type of
structure as a whole, which generates
new meanings.
«Domino« describes a construction
system of reinforced concrete developed
by Le Corbusier in 1914.
This form of construction revolutionized
modern architecture, freeing
the walls of their carrier function
and thereby opening up entirely
new possibilities for design.
For this project, the media artist
Lotte Schreiber undertook a journey
in winter through Greece to
film anonymous architectures; the
commonly found concrete skeletons.
These incomplete spatial
fragments, conceived as residences
or hotel complexes, inscribe
themselves into the Mediterranean
surroundings as foreign
geometric bodies and are found in
barren mountain and coastal landscapes.
Schreiber uses these »primary
structures» as a framework and
geographical reference system for
the surrounding landscape by
means of strictly framed blackand-
white photographs. While the
concrete cubes are systematically
scanned on Super8 film, Schreiber
uses a digital video camera to document
the car journeys around
Peloponnesus and on the island of
Crete. In the metric montage, she
allows the filmic material to meet
and constructs an exact temporal
structure. Where as the original
sound is audible in the staccatocut
video sequences, the film recordings
are set to electronic
sounds by Stefan Németh.
This unusual »road movie» is the
third part of a series of attempts
by Lotte Schreiber to create »cinematic
cartographies.»
(Norbert Pfaffenbichler)
Translation: Lisa Rosenblatt

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