The following artists are working on the Munich Artists installation which will be showcased at the Büro des Münchner Flüchtlingsrates, Goethestr.53 Erdgeschoß.
The installation focuses on the connection and disconnection of asylum seekers representing the asylum seekers symbolically through video, augmented reality and sculptural art forms.
There will be six videos placed in an augmented reality images. Each video will represent a country of an asylum seeker. Each sculptural pieces will represent ideas associated with asylum seeking as interpreted by the above artists. We are letting the visual artists pursue their ideas on 2 m lighted columns and we will share their artists statements online and in a brochure so that you can understand each sculptural piece and how it relates to the overall theme of the installation.
I’ve asked the artists to keep the artwork in column form but they are welcome to manipulate the light element, the height (must be a minimum of 2m), and the materials used for the column.
Only a small percentage of the population knows how to use augmented reality. We are using this technology in the exhibition to show the struggles asylum seekers face learning new skills needed to integrate into German society. Augmented reality also points to the need for specific tools to connect the asylum seekers to German society.
A WordPress site will house the images of the sculptures and the videos so visitors can see the different elements of the installation together online.
The exhibition will be organised as a circle of columns that represent trees. The outer five trees will represent German society towering and rooted. The middle column will be shorter and have no roots. It will be images/words whitewashed to represent a new start and will contain a Zoetrope showing a simple scene. The zoetrope will need to be hand spun to work. You must pass through the other sculptures to reach it.
This zoetrope sculpture represent the asylum seeker who is sheltered by Germany but has not roots and no German story yet to tell/show. All is within the Asylum seeker and one must look closely to see what is inside. The zoetrope is a simple scene representing one of the needs requested by valid asylum seekers in Germany.
We will continue posting information about the installation each week. Next week, I will share some images of the different elements of the installation.
Here is our page for the Long Night of the Museum Exhibition Connected- October 18th, 2014 (Lange Nacht der Museen October 18 2014) which will be posted under Munich Artists Projects.