vellum | d / sk 2009
slices of a virtual sculpture, dimension 100 x 125 x 80 meters
video artist, sound design: robert seidel
comission: art center nabi, seoul

In a time of complete virtualization of knowledge, science and monetary flows the virtual sculpture “vellum” transfers the memory of one specific urban rhythm to another locality. The multiple LED screens (56,6 x 1 meters / 5,1 x 4,1 m / 35 x 1,2 m + 3 times 1 x 6 m) of the COMO at SKT Tower (Seoul, South Korea) provide several thinly sliced views into this gigantic translucent formation, revealing time and space within the otherwise invisible as well as impossible structure.

The perceived interpenetration of skeletal architecture and unrolled landscapes reveal textures of the man-made restructuring of nature. Their different granular perspectives create a fibrous volume of possibilities fusing past, present and future. In their flatness the visible sculptural slices are reminiscent to our accelerated life, shifting into technology and transcending the physical body. The perceived transformation is based on the sculpture wandering through the building seen from a fixed point of view. In vellum motion is form and form is motion...

The seismic refraction of the cities Jena (Germany), the hometown of the artist and Seoul, the first appearance of “vellum” will create a multi-dimensional alloy that will migrate after the exhibition at Art Center Nabi to other places. All future exhibitions will continuously accumulate into a memorization foam of different cities, a quasi-crystalline representation of our flattened world which is accompanied by a mosaic of field recordings of the artist capturing the genius loci.

Premiered at Blurring the Boundaries (Solo Exhibition)
COMO / Nabi Art Center (Seoul, South Korea)
Dimension 56,6 x 1 m; 5,1 x 4,1 m; 35 x 1,2 m; 3 times 1 x 6 m
Organized by Art Center Nabi and SK Telecom
Supported by Goethe-Institute Seoul
Sponsored by W Seoul-Walkerhill
Date 02/20/2009 - 03/31/2009

3 Screen Adaption at ROJO NOVA Exhibition
SESC Pompéia (São Paulo, Brazil)
Dimension 6,8 x 3,8 m; 6,8 x 3,8m; 12 x 6,8m
Date 08/12 – 08/14/2010

copyright robert seidel 1996 - eternity

vellum slices gallery

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Art Center Nabi Documentation + Excerpt | Quicktime 40 MB | Vimeo
Art Center Nabi Solo Exhibition Documentation | Vimeo
SESC Pompéia Documentation | Vimeo
Press Release | PDF
Press Images | 96 MB
Wallpaper | 1.5 MB