Kontemporäre Geschichte

Depot Basel, Voltaplatz
F T L E I V L

13. Juni 2016

15.00 – 18.00

EIN SCRIPT

NARRATOR 1:

WILLKOMMEN.

PLEASE TAKE A SEAT.

(waits until people gather)

YES!… YES!…

NOW EVERYTHING IS IN ITS PLACE.

LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO A TALE OF THE CONTEMPORARY.

NOTHING RADICAL, APART FROM THE FACT THAT WE ARE HERE TOGETHER WITH THESE WORKS, PRESENT AT THE PLACE OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN.

 

Choir (in harmony):

HOW is conteporary different from Now?

How is now different from present?

How is present different from modern?

How is modern different from contemporary?

HOW is conteporary different from Now?

How is now different from present?

How is present different from modern?

How is modern different from contemporary?

 

NARRATOR 1:

Sebastian Marbacher

Contemporary Conversation

 

NARRATOR 2:

This piece is driven by reduction.

How small can it be?

It could be smaller than you would think.

It is never crippled if it has balance this brave.

Comfort was achieved on a foundation of something very narrow.

Once you put these chairs in a stack, they become a tower.

Tower stands for loneliness, but this one has a social potential.

 

Choir (in harmony):

emphasize empathy for all!

 

NARRATOR 3:

(Brings out the extra chair, moves towards the crowd. Sits down.)

IS THIS ENOUGH SUPPORT?

I GUESS IF IT IS ONE OF THE MANY, I SHOULD BE OKAY.

AN EQUATION – ME AS PART OF THE STANDARD.

STANDARD AS PART OF THE PRESENCE.

 

NARRATOR 1:

Ferreol Babin

Contemporary Volume

 

NARRATOR 2:

Do you know what beauty is?

Did you find it between a colour and a surface?

Can you think of a shape that doesn’t represent any message?

Can you think of something seamless, uninterrupted, monochromatic?

Something so matt, it absorbs all the light?

It’s not a product of a memory nor experience.

The code of decoration is gone.

 

NARRATOR 1:

…But the laws of math are on.

 

NARRATOR 3:

SEE HOW MUCH EFFORT IT TAKES TO SCRAP OFF THE SURFACE.

IT WAS NOT SUPERTHIN AT ALL.

NOW THAT I SEE THE SHAPES NAKED, I THINK OF THEM AS THE SHADOWS.

 

Choir (in harmony):

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN WRONG CLAIMING SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL?

 

NARRATOR 1:

Leonard Kadid

Contemporary Industry

 

NARRATOR 2:

The designer is an architect.

The piece is a monolith.

The obelisk placed horizontally.

Its rythm is three dimensional.

Dimension one: aluminium.

Dimension two: light.

Dimension three: right angle.

The only decoration is inside.

It’s an underbelly made out of wood.

 

Choir (in harmony):

AUSTERITY. DISCIPLINE. GEOMETRY.

 

NARRATOR 3:

makes me think of sex in a minimalistic apartament!

NOW I WANT TO GO TO JAPAN.

OR MAYBE SCANDINAVIA?

OR JUST YOU KNOW SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN.

CAN YOU TAKE ME THERE?

 

NARRATOR1:

YES WE CAN!

LET’S ALL GO!

 

NARRATOR 1:

Dimitri Bahler

Contemporary Optimism

 

NARRATOR 2:

This source of light is  in motion.

It is the constant movement that makes it look fragile.

Its constant versatility is a reaction to something you cannot see – the air circulation.

This is why Dimitri said: it looks like a ghost in a room.

 

Choir (in harmony):

MOVEMENT IS OPTIMISM.

 

NARRATOR 3:

(Shakes along with the lamp)

are you a friend?

Frankly I wanted to tell you I like the movement.

Wherever you were I knew it and saw you moving.

I ONLY WISH YOU COULD TALK TO ME!

can you talk to me?

 

NARRATOR 1:

Santiago Guerero Font

Contemporary Decision

 

NARRATOR 2:

The beauty of construction.

The beauty of choice that is not automatic.

Production process unveiled.

A furniture that is never completed.

There is not much difference between showing the structure and telling the truth.

 

NARRATOR 3:

WHY IS THIS CRYING?

 

NARRATOR1:

Diana Pfammatter

Contemporary Image

 

Choir (in harmony):

You think this is an image, but what it really is, is language.

 

NARRATOR 2:

yes, You think this is an image, but what it really is, is language.

The word chaya IS NEW AND IT is used only in Frankfurt.

It comes from a gypsy slang .

It means a hot girl.

It is often adopted by young girls referring to themselves.

The girl in the background is a pedagouge.

Once something has a name, you can take a picture of it.

 

Choir (in harmony):

Related topics: rap music, doner kebab, seLF AWARENESS, NOWNESS.

 

NARRATOR 3:

TEST VERSION OF LANGUAGE IS BEING IMPLEMENTED ON THE GO.

 

NARRATOR 1:

Joanne Hakkert

Contemporary Contextualisation

 

NARRATOR 2:

A combination of remebered intervals, channeled into one memory.

The video uses the footage collected by all the Superprojekt contributors.

Joanne credits Roland Barthes, Chris Marker and Charlie Chaplin as her inspirations.

Parts of the audio you hear are from the Voyager golden record, sent into space by NASA in 1977. It contains tokens of sounds and images selected to portray life on Earth. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours – said Jimmy Carter.

 

NARRATOR 3:

THE DANGERS OF EXPERIENCING TIME.

 

NARRATOR 1:

SOFT BAROQUE

CONTEMPORARY SURFACE

 

NARRATOR 2:

A SENSE OF VOLUME achieved by gradient, not contrast.

a smooth transition THROUGH a fold.

GRADUAL RE-ORDER OF THE STATE WE ARE IN.

 

NARRATOR 3:

TAKE:

MY BREATH AWAY.

ME TO THE BEACH.

WHATEVER COLOUR FROM IN BETWEEN.

 

NARRATOR 1:

Dan Solbach

Contemporary Visualisation

(Matylda: money aerobics)

 

NARRATOR 2:

THE ORIGINAL! THE ONLY ORIGINAL.

THE MAIN TOPIC OF THE NEW 50 CHF NOTE IS THE WIND.

THE WHOLE SERIES HAS AN ACTION ON THE FRONT SIDE.

THE MULTIFACETED SWITZERLAND.

CURRENCY IS JUST DESIRE IN TRANSITION.

 

NARRATOR 3:

it is never enough.

IT IS INSTRUCTING ME TO MAKE IT DANCE.

I would like the NOTE to be still for once.

i would like to cummulate some.

 

NARRATOR 1:

MONEY IS CHANGING HANDS BUT SATISFACTION SEEMS TO STICK.

 

Choir (in harmony):

Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper

 

NARRATOR 1:

TYMEK BOROWSKI

CONTEMPORARY INFORMATION

 

NARRATOR 2:

A FEW FACTS ABOUT TIME.

HUMAN LIFE AND LIFE OF OBJECTS ARE SET ON REVERSED CYCLES.

with living creatures and mechanical things every additional day in life translates into a shorter additional life expectancy. after childhood, the mortality rate increases with time.

however, when it comes to the work present, every additional SECOND may imply a longer life expectancy. THEY AGE IN REVERSE. their mortality rate decreases with time.

 

Choir (in harmony):

ONE. TWO. THREE. FOUR. FIVE. SIX. SEVEN.

 

NARRATOR 1:

FINGERS CROSSED.

 

NARRATOR 2:

Time is scientifically equivalent to disorder.

TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE IF YOU GAIN FROM ENTROPY.

WITH OBJECTS, the longer you wait, the longer you will be expected to wait.

 

NARRATOR 3:

MY MIND IS SPINNING.

MY MIND IS SLOWING DOWN.

I THOUGHT THIS IS JUST ME, BUT I MIGHT AS WELL BE TUNED INTO THE CULTURE DYNAMICS.

YOU DON’T NEED TO TEACH ME HOW TO SYNCHRONIZE.

I AM NOT A RAPPER.

I DON’T NEED TO PUT AN EXTRA LAYER ON THIS FLOW.

IT JUST GOES ON.

 

NARRATOR 1:

LUKE ARCHER & LEONARDO AZZOLINI

Contemporary FORMAT

 

NARRATOR 2:

72 dpi version of a glimpse.

JUST LIKE SUGAR.

 

NARRATOR 1:

Kaja Kusztra

Contemporary Story

 

Choir (in harmony):

What constitutes contemporary is the absence of symbolism and allegories  – these works are at your reach now, just before they are put in harmony with a cultural code, leaving you oblivious to the course they take. You have 20 minutes to  watch it, before it becomes versatile. What marks contemporary is that it happens within our lifetimes and is correlated with other examples, so the symptom is created, like in science.

 

NARRATOR 1:

(smiles like a devil)

OBJECTIVITY IS NOT MY FORTE!

 

NARRATOR 2:

Withdraw the adjectives to feel vulnerable.

(Silence)

Can you hear that?

These pieces are in a dialogue.

IT IS THE RELATION BETWEEN THESE OBJECTS THAT MAKES THEM CONTEMPORARY. IT IS A FACT THAT THEY ARE IN THIS SPACE TOGETHER AND THIS IS ENOUGH. So are these objects similar? Are you similar to each other?

Take out your phones and take a picture of this.

What an opportunity.

Oh wait you can’t, it’s already gone.

 

NARRATOR 1:

We were here in Depot Basel for 20 minutes, June XXX th, 2016.

Beitragende
Kaja Kusztra

Graphic Designer
Bezogen
Kontemporäre Kontextualisierung
Kontemporäre Konversation
Kontemporäre Entscheidung
Kontemporäres Format
Kontemporäres Bild
Kontemporäre Industrie
Kontemporäre Information
Kontemporärer Optimismus
kontemporäre Oberfläche
Kontemporäre Visualisierung
Kontemporäres Volumen
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