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My True Self – Art Event – Installation 
Filming Event – Sunday July 10, 2016
Window installation at Odeonsplatz – July 17th – July 31st

Ines Seidel shared a video with me today and it inspired an idea for an installation so now I have an opportunity for you to participate in another installation/event that will use up two of the available window weeks.

Exhibition of video installation: July 17 – July 31st. Installation using masks at the Window at the Odeonsplatz Subway stop for two weeks.

Sunday July 10th from 1000 to 1400 we will meet for the installation video taping.

Installation Brief

My True self is a video installation / Event.

Artists will create two masks.  A tutorial video will be uploaded to the website within the next two weeks and we will have a workshop at the Friday Gallery on June 4, 2016 where you can make a form from your own face to make the masks. (50 Euro for supplies and Allun’s time.)

MASKS: The first mask must only be white on the outside. It represent Fear/security/conformity.  You can do whatever you want to the inside of the mask which represent your inner desires/feelings/self but no colour must show through or be seen when the mask is on.

The second mask will represent the inner self/desire/feelings being shown outwardly – Courage.  You will make this mask similar on the inside and outside to represent what you feel is your true self – the one that you may be hiding or feel unable to express.

For the video installation, we will wear the white masks going down the escalator at the subway station.  This will be our outer persona going down into our subconscious and tapping into our true selves.  Upon reaching the bottom, you will take off the mask pause for a second, and then put on the second mask and go up the escalator.

Our faces will be painted so you don’t have to worry that someone will recognize you. You can paint your face anyway you want or leave it just white. I like the idea of the inner part of the mask being a transfer from your face but I will not force you to do this for the video.

We will have a video camera at the bottom of the stairs filming the masks descending and we will film the masks going up the stairs. So the filming will have everyone do a loop between the two escalators at Odeonsplatz – the escalators that are in front of the window where the installation will be displayed.

All artists are welcome to participate in the creation of masks and the installation video.   If you want to offer me your white mask to place on the bottom of the window box, I will pile the white masks under the video.  It would be cool to have 100 masks at the base of the video.   All masks will be returned after the installation is finished.

What do you think?

I’m announcing this to you today and you have until May 30th to say Yes I will make 2 masks.

  • Deadline for submitting photos of your masks is June 20th.
  • Installation filming will occur on July 10th. 
  • The installation video will run from  July 17 – July 31st 
  • You do not have to wear your mask. You can have a volunteer wear your mask.
  • All masks must be hand made. If you don’t want to create your own form, you can visit me at Frauenstrasse with your materials of choice and make masks using my face. I’m having my form made next week so that we can make a tutorial video on how to make the form… we are also having the workshop by Allun Turner on June 4, 2016.

Cost:  

  • 20 Euro fee for Artists in Bavaria
  • 40 Euro for artists outside of Bavaria
  • Fee waived for artists already on the list.

Your costs to create the masks are not covered by Munich Artists. We will help you make the mask forms if you don’t know how at Allun Turner’s workshop (50 Euro) or on a video we are posting this week on our website (free video tutorial.)

The installation will be added to my installation book. The book will not include photos of all the individual masks except when placed in the window installation.  I will take photos of all masks and create a PDF which will be added to the website as I did with the Hello 2016 book.

I look forward to hearing from you at emmy@kyfio.com Reference line must say  Masks so I don’t miss your email.

Written by Emmy Horstkamp

Hi, my name is Emmy and I live in Munich, Germany. If you want to know about art me visit my art page www.emmyhorstkamp.com or visit me in Munich, Germany

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