Fields on a line
29.11.14 – 01.02.15
Katja Mater’s work Fields on a Line was conceived in a step-by-step capturing of the painting of the exhibition room walls and floors in four different colours, and the subsequent re-painting in white. During the process, a camera repeatedly travelled a set course through the gallery space. The result is a 16mm video installation with the exhibition space as a residue.
Fields on a Line goes beyond the mere documentation of a process by creating a new film image that only reveals itself through the dialogue between the camera and the painting of the room. Guided by a set of rules concerning colour, light, perspective, and time, Mater explores the tension between photographic and human perception of two-dimensional and three-dimensional space.
As implied by the title, different moments are layered in time, and parallel spaces unfold in the lens’ fixed field of vision. The track covered by the camera eye, and the added timeline that emerges in the process, become visible on the multiple exposed film.
Katja Mater’s exhibition was realized with the support of the Mondriaan Fund.