Gert-Jan Prins & Martijn van Boven – Walzkörpersperre

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Walzkörpersperre is a work by Gert-Jan Prins & Martijn van Boven, commissioned by Sonic Acts for Vertical Cinema (2013). Light and sound engraving on weathered concrete created by scanning the architectural elements of a bunker wall. Verticality as a concept of resistance. The freezing of time to its absolute limit, made visible as a monolith. This resilient anti-tank wall from the Second World War was used as metaphorical time block in which it served as a projection screen for the imagination and musical expression of resistance. Thus the Walzkörpersperre, itself an object of conflict zone and delay tactics, became exposed to a barrage of light beams driven by electronic sound. The wall, weathered by time and nature, reveals itself in a complex game of asymptotic lines, scratches and light planes. 12 October 2013 Kontraste 2013 Krems, Austria 24 January 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam Rotterdam, the Netherlands 20, 21, 22 & 23 February 2014 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Amsterdam, the Netherlands 7 & 8 November 2014 Leeds International Film Festival Leeds, England

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