Susanne Schär & Peter Spillmann
The artist duo Susanne Schär & Peter Spillmann, aka supe from Basel/CH are often nomadically on the road. Temporary residencies provide them with important impulses that flow directly into works, projects and collaborations. Their work is characterized by diversity of media, in which photographies, videos, objects and installations are placed in relation to each other within in the context of conceptual works.
In numerous works they have confronted existing situations, spaces and traces. The subjective filtering of sensory impressions forms the basis of their artistic work. Observations in the inconspicuous and seemingly incidental provide them with the source material for conceptual and associative work processes.
DIE MAGIE DES TUNS / The Magic of Doing
4 channel audio video installation 2020/21
ACTING / REACTING – Touching moments of body, time and space are in focus. With simple actions supe reacts to certain parts of the landscape and establish a communication with the surroundings. It is about the relationship of individual, object and situation, about corporeality in space. Starting points are everyday, personal or supposedly intimate sequences of action, which are set in the selected environments (sceneries) and captured by means of tracking shots.
The „motion-control camera“ is the main recording concept. Driven by an electric motor, the camera moves slowly back and forth on a 15-meter-long track. Within the individual scenes, protagonists perform to a certain choreographie.
EVOKING REALITY – The individual snapshots are placed in a causal relationship to each other throughout the multichannel audio video installation.
Directed by Susanne Schär & Peter Spillmann
Actors: Carina Ahlskog, Moa Cederberg, Petra Lehtineva, Kalle Halmén and Tobias Klemets.
Sound editor: Samy Kramer
Supported by: Ateljé Stundars / Stundars Open Air Museum/FIN
Shooting locations around Vaasa/FIN
Download Publication: supe.ch/download/supe_DieMagieDesTuns.pdf