Schirm 2015Installation viewMaschinenhaus Essen
This project is conceived as an ongoing collaborative work between Fari Shams and Matthias Wollgast. The two artists intended to find a way to bring together the content of their daily activities, interests, concerns and interactions at a given time. Their main interest being to look at the interrelationships that arise through the montage of these elements and how the two fixed parameters, firstly the space of the frame and secondly the time at which the configuration comes together can provide a context for multiple elements to exist simultaneously. A frame was designed and produced by the two artists and can include within it a selection of objects, media and documents. These may be anything including films, music, artworks, books, articles, essays, conversations or interactions. Any element within the frame can be replaced at any time. In this way the configuration of elements is never definitive but rather dependent on the passing of time and the change that it forces on the structure as whole. The frame is black, made of wood and includes additional components like plinths and a screen which are intended to make the structure flexible. The design of the individual parts of the frame enables it to be quickly and easily assembled/disassembled.As long as the contents stay within its frame, devices used for the generation of this content are permitted to exist outside the frame (i.e. a projector may exist outside the frame in order to present content on the screen within the structure).