Reading the Traces, 2015
HD-Video, 7min (Performance: 40min)
Performance / Concept: Nicole Wendel
Sound: Yohei Yamakado
Camera: Raphaël Rueb
Editing: Olaf Schulz
Goethe-Insitut Paris, 27.03.2015
The artist walks in ongoing circles over a blackboard that is lying on the floor. In her hand she holds an arm lengthening bar with white chalk on its end. During the movement of walking she is drawing a line in front of her and by walking of the appearing lines she is leaving traces on the board and floor she walks on. Line by line, followed by footprints, the result is becoming a kind of cartography that gets visible even in the space outside the board. The acoustic juxtaposition of an abstract composition for a piano by the musician Yohei Yamakado creates an additional space that influences the atmosphere. The pauses between the piano tones are becoming essential units, that multiply the focus on the moment, on the happening, on space and time.