Schwarm, Akademie der Künste Berlin, 2005
2-channel video installation, dimension variable, 8:20 min. loop, colour, silent, in sync
Schwarm is a take of huge swarms of starlings, which find each other in Winter. The birds change their formations in quick sequences whilst they continually melt or split into new groupings.
The mysterious changes in motion performed by the bird formation, following no obvious logic, may be grasped through complex algorithms today, but it has existed in nature since time immemorial. The edited sequence is projected twice, one above the other and also with a slight time shift. The resulting impression is one of three-dimensionality. (Daniel Schreiber)
April 3 – June 4, 2005