Slide serious apparitions (2017) by Viktor Brim Slide exhi­bi­tion view
„urban stage“
Bay­er Kul­tur, Lev­erkusen 2017
serious apparitions (2017) by Viktor Brim
Slide serious apparitions (2017) by Viktor Brim Slide serious apparitions (2017) by Viktor Brim

serious apparitions

2017, HD video, 22‘04“, col­or, sound

An orange por­tal crane creeps along its rails. Shad­ows cast by the steam of a cool­ing tow­er rise above a moun­tain dump. A freight loco­mo­tive slug­gish­ly dri­ves to a shunt­ing yard and uncou­ples its wag­ons. Seri­ous Appari­tions (2017) con­sists of six tableaus from the cur­rent indus­tri­al land­scape of the Ruhr area.

The sta­t­ic set­tings allow the sub­ject to be viewed for a longer peri­od of time, reveal­ing small move­ments and process­es that become appar­ent slow­ly and only after clos­er obser­va­tion. The aes­thet­ics of the images are rem­i­nis­cent of pho­to­graph­ic motifs. The com­po­si­tions, sym­met­ri­cal­ly arranged from a cen­tral per­spec­tive, refer to a larg­er spa­tial con­text.