„For the book tres marias I worked with an archive of my own and found pictures of different genres, subjects and motives. I choose and arrange them with a series of photographs or a video sequence, in order to create a narration. The order does not follow a chronology or categories and tears the pictures out of their original context: we see materials that seem like historical documentations, places, trivial scenes, people that are so familiar and ambivalent at the same time, which opens up space for interpretation.
My work is influenced by the film L’Année dernière à Marienbad by Alain Resnais (1961): by the question of uncertainity, the dubiety of memories as construction, as distance and restatement, by the coincidental order as an open reading of pictures. Pictures from archives refuse their assumed apparentness and become material for the reinvention of history and stories.“ (Heidemarie von Wedel)
The presentation at Künstlerhaus use the different layers in the book as a draft for a spatial layout: in the form of a staging of parallelities, sequences of blank keys or cuts, montage and pictural re-mixes. The images, text and sound, as autonomeous elements comment each other. This is how the exhibition space becomes a film set with projectios, talks and music. The sound-recording will be material for a film based on the book.
Heidemarie von Wedel: tres maria. Zwei Erzählungern.
Barcelona / Lisboa / Stuttgart / Roma.
Mit einem Text von Eva Meyer, Berlin
pub. 2005 bei merz&solitude
Filmset and spatial layout: Hagen Betzwieser
Images and sound: Weltraumquartett (Leonard Herrmann, Konstantin Lom, Achim Sieg)
Camera: Klaus Oppermann
The series Visit is a open platform for the presentation and discussion of contemporary art. Künstlerhaus offers to everyone interested, the possibility to propose ideas or concepts for discussions, talks and screenings. The compilation for the series is made by a group of members that meets frequently.