ALEXANDER HAHN

electronic media artist

 

 

Séance

(1997, projector, image wiper, loop, dimension variable)

 

The videographer's take on the tradition of spirit photography and other extrasensory phenomena. The oscillating metronomic arm of an image wiper creates the illusion of a screen, which is illuminated by the projected images of faces exhausted by the toils of a long race.

 

Short documentation from the exhibition "Alexander Hahn - Gesichtswahrnehmung" at the Kunstmuseum Bern/Switzerland, 1997. A revised version showed at Centre PasquArt in Bienne/Switzerland in May 2010, as part of the traveling exhibition TIMELAPSE - in November 2009 hosted by the National Museum of China (namoc.org/en/Exhibitions/Current_Exhibitions/#)