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Retuning…

Retuning…

It is not knowledge of reality that makes us love reality passionately. It is feeling, the first and fundamental value. As for nature, we begin by loving it without knowing it, without really seeing it, by actualizing in things a love that has its basis elsewhere. Then we search for its details because we love it as a whole without knowing why. The enthusiastic descriptions given of it are proof that men have looked at it with passion and the constant curiosity of love. And if the feeling for nature is as durable as it is in some people, that is because in its original form it is at the root of all feelings. It is a filial devotion; all forms of love have in their make-up something of the love for a mother.

Gaston Bachelard, 1942

Retuning the Viscera

O C E A N   B R E A T H

Video essay on life in the depths of material elements

In Ocean Breath (2020), an audiovisual meditation, I combine images of the sea, breathing sounds and my voice. I contemplate on Gaston Bachelard’s essays Air and Dreams (1943) and Water and Dreams (1942). Bachelard compares imagination with a sound-effects man. Thus, it amplifies and softens. Hearing is more dramatic than seeing. I am breathing in the rhythms of the sea. Reconnecting with the elements. Floating in a warm liquid envelope. Being rocked by the waves of sound. We all will be cured.

Video recorded in Sidi Kaouki, Morocco, 2019 and in the Delta de l’Ebro, Spain, 2020.

Ocean Breath 2020

References:

Gaston Bachelard, Air and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Movement, The Dallas Institute Publications, Dallas, 2011 [1943]. Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter, The Dallas Institute Publications, Dallas, 1999 [1942].

In memory of the victims of the terror incident that took place in Vienna on November 2, 2020.

All Souls (2020): https://vimeo.com/481691733

Christina Lammer

ORCID: 0000-0001-9906-4095

Textus / Virus

Textus / Virus

Weaving a connective tissue: A fabric that mediates exchange. The word ‚textus‘, borrowed from Latin, is being used in a metaphorical way. In Stitches in the Heart (2019), a multiple exposure 16 mm short film of a minimally invasive cardiac surgery on the mitral valve, I traced the processes of sewing. The operation was performed… Continue Reading

Vital Force

Vital Force

Filmography: 2018- Operating (2018) 16 mm, color, 18 f/s, 4 minutes Performing minimally invasive heart surgery: Operating was created during a painting action with a surgeon. In order to better understand very complex minimally invasive operations on the heart, I invited the Vienna based cardiac surgeon Wilfried Wisser to do a painting workshop together with me.[i] We bought paper,… Continue Reading

Inner Landscapes

Inner Landscapes

Filmography: 2018- Ocean Breath (2019 [digital]) 4k video loop, 15 minutes The installation Ocean Breath includes soundscapes of the ocean, a 4k video loop, and a 16 mm experimental short film. All the recordings were collected in Morocco in September 2019. The idea to do a work on water and breathing was inspired by a Breathcore, a chorus, which opened… Continue Reading

Multiple Exposure

Multiple Exposure

Filmography: 2018- Composing (2018) 16 mm, s/w, 18 f/s, 4 minutes Large scale painting as sound performance: Composing is a filmic documentation of the work of the Montreal (Canada) based composer Symon Henry. In his artistic oeuvre Symon combines painting, composition and improvisation. He turns his attention inwards in order to bring scores on the canvas by means… Continue Reading

Visceral Operations / Assemblage

Visceral Operations / Assemblage

    Actual artistic research project (FWF: 2019-23) – The endeavor will explore the increasing shift of meaning of the hand in surgery caused by the application of digital technologies. The use of technological aids to enhance the physical capabilities of physicians leads to fundamental changes in the clinical practice and medical education. The act… Continue Reading

Productive Work…

Productive Work…

What is it supposed to be –– is the title of an exhibition at the MuseumsQuartier, Q21, frei_raum in Vienna, June 28 until September 2, curated by Anamarija Batista. I am part of the show with two rather personal ‚auto-pathographic‘ works: Bone Work and Preservation. I explore healing as a productive process and the patient,… Continue Reading

Operating Hands…

Operating Hands…

    OBORO, Montreal – I spent a month as artist-in-residence at the artist-run center OBORO, www.oboro.net, in Montreal. In my entire life I never have had so much space. Turned the galleries and the studio into my working space. Shared work. Organized a life drawing session. Collaborated with a cardiac surgeon from Vienna who… Continue Reading