Stephan von Huene | Sirenen Low
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Sirenen Low

Sirenen Low 1999, Albertinum Dresden
Sirenen Low 1999, Albertinum Dresden

photo: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Sirenen Low

1999

wood and steel structure, organ pipes ,
pneumatics, computer, DVD player, video
projection, technical equipment, speakers
voice: Ines Domeyer

Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden

Kupferstichkabinett Dresden, 2013

Kamera und Schnitt: Jesús Muñoz Morcillo

12:19 min

“Of all Odysseus’ adventures, the encounter with the sirens was perhaps the most unsettling […] Sirens Low quotes the text from Homer’s “Odyssey”. The organ pipes repeat the rhythmic pattern at a slowed pace. The character of the tones also makes them refer to the ships and boats shown in the video. The flow [we see the Elbe River] begins smoothly and harmoniously, then it stalls and the ships falter.”

(S. v. H. in: Ausst.-Kat. Stephan von Huene. Die Retrospektive,München/Duisburg/Hamburg 2002/03, S. 205-6)

Sirenen Low 1999
Sirenen Low 1999

photos: Franz Wamhof

Sirenen Low 1999Karlsruhe
Sirenen Low 1999
Sirenen Low 1999
Sirenen Low 1999
Sirenen Low, sketch

Estate Stephan von Huene, ZKM, Karlsruhe