Christine Schulz: No Limits

Christine Schulz: No Limits
Library Shelf Location 18.SCHU
Publication Date 2007

Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Christine Schulz: No Limits at Upstair Berlin, 2007.

In her new works, the German multi-media artist symbolizes the boundless development of our modern world order (no limits), which is characterized by the increasingly rapid globalization of the economy and the growing mobility of individual people. Tourism, transport and migration, the three cornerstones of spatial mobility, form the thematic focus in Schulz's work. 

The complex centerpiece of the exhibition, the space-grabbing installation tunnel, awakens contrasting association rooms with its allegorical images. Christine Schulz, who works with "found footage" and self-filmed material, which looks like an intimate diary of her travels, combines digital video and slide projections with sound, thus playing an architectural design of styrofoam and cardboard in which the viewer moves freely can. The statue with the Aces High, which symbolizes the artist's profit, is countered with his positive testimony to the sketched aircraft recorders, which recall the crash of Concorde and the associated loss. The drive, which is filmed from a car, which leads through several tunnels - the video plays with the opposites of the light-to-dark changing light conditions when entering and leaving the tunnel - stands with its fast speed in contrast to the film, the Slowness of a single rowing boat, which almost poetically turns its rounds on the sea. Present and past meet when Schulz projects the image of modern architecture in New York on simple polystyrene constructions reminiscent of ancient column architectures. The ever-recurring recording of a rocket launch lasting for only a few seconds makes the futuristic world images described in films such as Total Recall and The Journey to the Center of the Earth meet with our present reality; high and low, near and far, the tourism of the future: holidays on the moon. 

By migration (from lat .: migratio = migration) is literally any change in the position of an individual between the different units of a spatial system. Just as the viewer moves in the midst of the constructions and projections of tunnels, Schulz's color-intensive collages also put him on paper, and on the other hand on foil, which in turn is projected overhead, or the light boxes on a perceptive journey ending when pure sound collages and installations associate images from distant lands, cities, remote islands and beaches.

ISBN 9783865884428
Quantity 1
Editor Christine Nippe
Format Hardback
Publisher Revolver, Frankfurt
Related Artist Christine Schulz
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality German
Languages German, English

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