melody _panosian

Paper Planes

Snorri Karlsson & Melody Panosian
Paper Planes

Performance interventions
Video installation

The 20 min video contains several partly-improvised performance interventions, a sort of video diary by a protagonist with a freestanding stone wall at the Gutshof next to Kunstverein Röderhof/Germany. There, in undetermined space, an exploration begins each evening.

The stone wall contains monolithic stone structures that divide the surrounding landscape in two landscapes. The performance interventions a continues throwing and altering of paper planes from one side of the wall to the other side, and beyond.

The initial intention to approach the stone wall and the landscape, imagine, explore and observe the effects of the space on the protagonist, spending time with this space, to appropriate the space.

The paper planes manipulated into the cracks and holes of the stone wall, then, taken out, unfolded and painted on with motor oil found on site. Space blanket. The protagonist moves, together with the paper planes through the landscape, with wooden stick play.

The video installation was displayed on two blocks of cardboard boxes, creating a gap, the gap visible as thin projection on wall behind cardboard boxes. Exhibited in my residency studio space, including the objects from the performance interventions, on the 30th anniversary of Kunstverein Röderhof Harz/Germany.

Sound/video editing of original video: Snorri Karlsson

Sound/video editing: Dirk Sebastian Johann Apitz

Danke: Jeanette Brabenetz, Kunstverein Röderhof, Huysburg Monastery, Woman In Exile & Friends, Nadia Ibrahim, Untraining The Ear Days/Workshops, Snorri Karlsson, Hiltrud Blaier, Sven Heinrich, NASA Fackas und der Milchstraße, Stéphane Querrec, Antoinette Belin, Jan T Sutter, Yunuen Rhi, Uwe Gellner, Michael Schlorke, Dirk Apitz, David Hamer Atlas

Kindly supported by Landes Sachsen-Anhalt