VENOMENON

Elke Reinhuber
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
June
   
22
 -  
July
   
3
Elke Reinhuber is not your average artist, since she became a specialist on choice, decision making and counterfactual thoughts in media arts. As a decidophobic in her own life, she explores in particular alternative layers of the here and now with immersive environments and expanded photography. 

INFORMATION

Elke Reinhuber is not your average artist, since she became a specialist on choice, decision making and counterfactual thoughts in media arts. As a decidophobic in her own life, she explores in particular alternative layers of the here and now with immersive environments and expanded photography. Caught in the abyss between the traditions of taking pictures by optical means and constructing images in the realm of virtual reality, her work tangles the mundane with the sublime, the everyday item with elemental phenomena of timeless proportions. Recent enquiries of Elke explored the rhetoric of scientific imaging and the potential of photography beyond the perceptible spectrum as well as examinations of traditional printing techniques by enhancing their surface with invisible meanings. Performances in the open transformed common entities momentarily into transcendent objects in front of an unsuspecting audience.

 

With her new video Venomenon, Elke Reinhuber explores how to present a narrative in a multi-linear manner by fragmenting and dissecting it. The spectator is invited to become the protagonist of the film short and to question the different outcomes of the decisive situation, while following the story based on the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and its many variations on two opposing screens.


Venomenon has been entirely filmed on stunning locations in Singapore, which unfold their impressive sculpturality fully in stereoscopic 3D. The tropical splendour of the equatorial setting is restrained by the subdued hues of concrete, tiles and the rigour of contemporary architecture. Contrastingly, the colourful flash back scenes are set in Haw Par Villa, which was built in 1937 and served as residence for the inventors of the famous Tiger Balm ointment, developed then into an amusement park, but nowadays operating as heritage site of Straits-Chinese culture, substantiated by more than 150 giant dioramas, sculpted on wire with plastered cement paste.

Elke Reinhuber is not your average artist, since she became a specialist on choice, decision making and counterfactual thoughts in media arts. As a decidophobic in her own life, she explores in particular alternative layers of the here and now with immersive environments and expanded photography. Caught in the abyss between the traditions of taking pictures by optical means and constructing images in the realm of virtual reality, her work tangles the mundane with the sublime, the everyday item with elemental phenomena of timeless proportions. Recent enquiries of Elke explored the rhetoric of scientific imaging and the potential of photography beyond the perceptible spectrum as well as examinations of traditional printing techniques by enhancing their surface with invisible meanings. Performances in the open transformed common entities momentarily into transcendent objects in front of an unsuspecting audience.

 

With her new video Venomenon, Elke Reinhuber explores how to present a narrative in a multi-linear manner by fragmenting and dissecting it. The spectator is invited to become the protagonist of the film short and to question the different outcomes of the decisive situation, while following the story based on the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and its many variations on two opposing screens.


Venomenon has been entirely filmed on stunning locations in Singapore, which unfold their impressive sculpturality fully in stereoscopic 3D. The tropical splendour of the equatorial setting is restrained by the subdued hues of concrete, tiles and the rigour of contemporary architecture. Contrastingly, the colourful flash back scenes are set in Haw Par Villa, which was built in 1937 and served as residence for the inventors of the famous Tiger Balm ointment, developed then into an amusement park, but nowadays operating as heritage site of Straits-Chinese culture, substantiated by more than 150 giant dioramas, sculpted on wire with plastered cement paste.

FEATURED  WORKS

Elke Reinhuber, VENOMENON, 2016 STILL FROM 2-Channel S3D Video Installation

Elke Reinhuber, VENOMENON, 2017 3D Lenticular Print 

Venomenon, 2016 S3D 2-channel video installation HD video 4:3, 4-channel 

Elke Reinhuber, VENOMENON, 2017 3D Lenticular Print

Elke Reinhuber, VENOMENON, 2016 STILL FROM 2-Channel S3D Video Installation

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS