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Dirk Königsfeld [Videonale.10]

*1967 in Cologne GER, lives and works in Cologne GER
Studied at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe GER, Fachhochschule Düsseldorf GER and Universtität zu Köln GER

Exhibitions [selection]:

2009 Dirk Königsfeld. EXO kjubh e.V., Köln GER [S]
2008 Wir für euch, Kudlek van der Grinten Galerie, Köln GER
2007 Liebe zum Licht, Kunstmuseum Bochum GER [S] cat



Dirk Königsfeld x

02°56'50''W 53°25'04''N, 2004, 11:00 min, Colour, Sound [VIDEONALE.10]

Filmed from the 22nd floor of a high-rise building at evening twilight, a view opens onto the city of Liverpool, as one can surmise from the indication of longitude and latitude in the title. The symmetry of the selected detail aestheticizes the filmed scene. Solitary vehicles which slowly pass by upon the straight streets enliven the static cityscape. The avenue divides the filmed district into two equally sized halves, thereby emphasizing the uniformity of the city. Solitary clouds float above the vast horizon. By means of what is at first a scarcely perceptible fading, the cityscape slowly blends into a separate, atmospheric picture. Radio music from the lobby, the twittering of birds and isolated wailing from sirens connect these two perspectives onto the same site and support in a compelling manner the quiet, contemplative images both in terms of contents and on a visual level. Nature and city present themselves to us here in a moderated form. 

Nadia Ismail

Dirk Königsfeld