לעמוד הבית

THE MAGNETIC TABLE
SHICHECHA (OBLIVION)
THE LIGHTWORKERS
THE PIANO
THE LONG WALL
SOLIDS
THE SWAMP
VORTEX OF SEPARATION
THE BOAT
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THE MAGNETIC TABLE
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Video
THE MAGNETIC TABLE, 2013

Full HD video projection, 26:23-minute loop
Filming, compositing, and editing: Katja Anzelewsky

In her Berlin studio, Sasportas assembled pieces of plants she had collected from the Dreesberg Bog and inserted tiny magnets into their dried-out shells. After arranging these objects on a circular table, she positioned blocks of unrefined magnetic matter around the table's edge. The plant remains began to quiver and shift in the magnetic force field. Moving one of the blocks caused the entire constellation to change, and Sasportas repeatedly disrupted the equilibrium in this way, observing the interplay of magnetic attraction and repulsion.

In the video work seen here, the changes to the table, captured by a camera she positioned on the ceiling of her Berlin studio, are played out in slow motion. The magnetic plants with their ghostlike movement fill the frame and defy our understanding of the term still life. This collection of dried plants is not quite still; as if resting on a table at a séance, it may yet be summoned back to the land of the living.

Photographs by Yigal Pardo
© Artist / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013 courtesy Sommer-Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv and Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin

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