Video installation with a 60“ flat screen
Video: 10min, color/no sound
Installed at Frankfurter Hauptbahnhof
Project by Frankfurt Galleries
Single channel video installation
Kinetic sand, flat screen 40''
Video: 3:15min, color/sound, loop
The title, ‘In Ekklesia,’ comes from the Greek word ‘ecclesia,’ which refers to the democratic parliament that served Athens in its halcyon days by being open to male citizens every other year. Solon, an Athenian legislator and a sage, allowed all citizens to serve the parliament regardless of their social class in BC 594. The Ecclesia made decisions about war, military strategies, and all judicial and administrative issues. This work satirizes various facets of humans and machines in the 21st century, unconsciously within a dystopian environment. Isabella Fürnkäs introduces a method of combining and overlaying countless images in her work, providing the new experience of sensations that act in ambiguous flows, movements, interference, and interjection. The piece is about the new metaphysical and material connections appearing through digital conversations that are divorced from the general notion of time and space, as well as isolation and alienation.
Text by Hyun Jeung Kim (Nam June Paik Art Center Seoul)
"Wrap around the time"
Nam June Paik Art Center Seoul
"Cold bodies, warm machines"
NRW.Medienwerk / NRW Forum
Kunstverein Mönchengladbach / kunstraumno. 10
Curated by Hannah Eckstein
Video installation with kinetic sand