Picture This! (4)
Being set in the main exhibition hall, a new frame
is used for the installation. 12 out of 19 stereo-viewers are fixed
on top of three fake brick walls, which Hangl discovered in one
of the building's hallways. Like in the Västerås-exhibition,
the viewer is forced into a clearly voyeuristic position by having
to climb the fake stone-benches in order to look at the photos.
Moreover, looking across the walls enhances the feeling of peeping
into the neighbour's garden. The other seven stereo-viewers are
mounted onto two of the museum's street-level windows, so that the
viewer is fully exposed from the outside.
Once again, the exhibition is extended by a set of new stereophotos,
which were taken inside the Framtidsmuseet and in the town of Borlänge:
"mirror cabinet", "into perspective", "stage
Also, a new video is added to the installation. The video shows
a children's choir singing an a-capella version of Hangl's Mr.
Rose-song. Alas, the situation seems strange: seen through
a window from the outside, the choir is standing in a flat, singing
to a lead vocal, whose singer appears to be missing. The video is
a result of the "hereandgone (2)"-performance at Ronneby
kulturcentrum (link to page: about the performance). Being shown
on the TV-set of the museum's "original living room from the
50ies"-exhibition room, the video is well hidden.
Kosmorama Planetarium, Borlänge, 3.4.2001 18 hrs. (duration:
actor: Oliver Hangl
soundtrack by: UKO (2), Oliver Hangl
technician: Håkan Sandin
hereandgone (3) is a solo-performance exclusively developed
for the Kosmorama Planetarium at Framtidsmuseet, a cinema built
in the tradition of 180°-projection-type Imax-theaters. Employing
the broad range of its audiovisual media (and with great technical
assistance), Hangl creates a dramatized multimedia-show, in which
the viewer may immerse into various macro- and micro-universes.
Images from space are mixed with such of people in lonely situations,
both spaces inciting us to project our fantasies upon. In the end,
a short animation shows the earth with a faceless man standing on
its top, as Hangl appears on screen singing his Mr. Rose-song
with his eyes closed. Surprisingly, the image is produced live,
as he is actually standing in the dark cinema, being filmed by a
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