„“ Hannes Norberg / Peter Roehr

A text about the evening is in progress.

 

Friday,  01. 12. 2017, at  7 - 10 pm

Hannes Norberg (born 1969) studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Gerhard Merz and currently lives and works in Düsseldorf. For this exhibition, Norberg has selected works by the Frankfurt artist Peter Roehr, who has been interested in Norberg since his youth.

Peter Roehr (1944-1968) died at the age of 23 and left behind more than 600 works of art.

The exhibition brings together the latest video works by Hannes Norberg with film montages by Peter Roehr. Their works share a conceptual and minimalist position.
Hannes Norberg (born 1969) studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Gerhard Merz and lives and works in Düsseldorf. For this exhibition, Norberg has selected works by the Frankfurt artist Peter Roehr, who has been interested in the Frankfurt artist since his youth. Their works share a conceptual and minimalist position.

Peter Roehr (1944-1968) died at the age of 23 and left behind more than 600 works of art.


The works

A selection of Peter Roehr's film montages (6 min, 20 sec)

"Buchstaben" (2 minutes)  2017

Myeong-dong I+II (HD video, stereo sound, 4:01min, 2017) by Hannes Norberg, 2017.


Hannes Norberg writes about the videos:

Myeong-dong I+II show in two parts the rhythmic flipping through a book against the background of a hotel window's view of the busy high-rise landscape in downtown Seoul.
The basis for the book, which was specially designed for the video, are two tiny pictures from the Internet with floral Korean patterns, which the artist has mounted on top of each other and enlarged in regular steps beyond recognition.
The video's simple still image design and the regular rhythm of leafing through the book find a counterpart in the parallel running sound, which is closely interwoven with the images. Four dull wooden beats ring in the respective turning of the pages, followed by a metallic cymbal beat. Two notes played with a violin pizzicato, alternating between major and minor, indicate a simple melody.
The work seeks the unity of simplicity, movement, rhythm, melody, and repetition.



 

Photos: Hannes Norberg

             Carolin Kropff



 

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