Die Grenzen der Sprache

Breaking Borders LIVE in Rome

July 1, 2018 from 10 pm
TeverEstate
Scalo Sant’Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 00186 Rome

The work in progress Breaking Borders arrives in Rome!

After the successful live video performance in Berlin, Maria Korporal presents her project in Rome in a very special edition dedicated to the Eternal City.

“Breaking Borders” is the evolution of the installation “Die Grenzen der Sprache”, which the artist presented for the first time in April-May 2017 as part of the collective exhibition “Update 17” in the VBK gallery, Berlin.
The work presents the statement “Die Grenzen der Sprache sind die Grenzen der Welt” by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The German word “Grenzen” has a double meaning and the phrase can be translated in two ways: “The Limits of Language are the Limits of the World” or “The Borders of Language are the Borders of the World”.
The incomprehension between different cultures – the most important cause of the problems in the world – can only be combated if people are willing to understand each other’s language and communicate with each other.

The starting point is a round video of an infinite wall that enclose the world. The work is interactive and allows you to write words or phrases within the video. When the text is saved, the wall breaks and discovers the open sky with floating texts: all the entered words are stored in a database. So the more the session proceeds, the more words float in the sky.

In the different live versions of “Breaking Borders”, the artist intervenes in real time with texts she has collected on the spot and in the audience. Depending on the location, she introduces other videos and other images, in addition to the round video of the wall. In this edition in Rome the artist will follow a special path that will be concluded by dozens of walking Roman statues, which communicate with the public and transmit an important message in the context of the project.

Teaser Video:

Breaking Borders met Rekall – live in Berlin!

9 juni 2018, 22:00: Ter gelegenheid van het Hoffest in Haus Schwarzenberg, heeft Maria Korporal een speciale live versie van Breaking Borders uitgevoerd, geprojecteerd op de grote muur in het hof, met nieuwe teksten die gedurende de dag bij het publiek zijn verzameld. De live video werd afgesloten met een grote projectie van Rekall Ubik @Berlin.>

 

* thanks to Daniel Freymüller for filming

* thanks to Daniel Freymüller for filming

 

Haus Schwarzenberg
Rosenthaler Str. 39
10178 Berlin-Mitte

Persbericht met het volledige programma van 14:00 tot 0:00 in PDF (duits)

Het volledige programma op de website van Haus Schwarzenberg (duits)

Breaking Borders – the video

“Breaking Borders” is the evolution of my interactive installation “Die Grenzen der Sprache”, which I presented in April-May 2017 as part of the exhibition “Update 17” in Gallery VBK, Berlin.
see the dedicated page, with a video of the vernissage

The work presents the statement “Die Grenzen der Sprache sind die Grenzen der Welt” by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The German word “Grenzen” has a double meaning and the phrase can be translated in two ways: “The Limits of Language are the Limits of the World” or “The Borders of Language are the Borders of the World”.

The installation consisted of a mini-projector and a computer with mouse and round keyboard. The projection was a round video of an endlessly turning wall that had totally enclosed the world. When you clicked on the image, a box appeared where you could enter text. The visitors of the exhibition were invited to write a word or a very short text. This was less simple than it seemed: the round keyboard did not have all the letters of the alphabet, so peope had to be inventive.
Sending the text, the wall broke and you could see the open sky with floating texts: all the words that the visitors had entered, which were stored in a database. So, the more the exhibition progressed, the more words floated in the sky.

In the first part of the video “Breaking Borders”, I present the installation and some scenes of the work in action during the exhibition; in the second part, the complete collection of words float in the sky above Tempelhof, an abandoned airport in Berlin, which is nowadays a field of freedom, where people of different cultures and different backgrounds peacefully stay together.

The incomprehension between different cultures – the most important cause of the problems in the world – can only be combated if people are willing to understand each other’s language and communicate with each other, even if that is not easy.
(MfK)

Screenings:
• vanaf 11 mei 2020: Bologna in Lettere 2020, het festival online.
• festival WOW.19 / Bulgaria @  The Quarantine Film Festival, Varna – 12-14 July 2018
• group exhibition RiVOLTA CELESTE, from 8th December 2017 to 8th January 2018 at the Museo Comunale in Sant’Oreste, Italy.
read about the exhibition (italian)

title: Breaking Borders
technique: Experimental video and animation
length: 5’36”
year: 2017
music in the first part: Bravo – Mehrl – Olivera – Taveira – Italiano: “It is raining more than twice” (excerpt) from the album “En la vuelta de la voz”.
concept, camera, animation, effects and montage: Maria Korporal

Die Grenzen der Sprache

Die Grenzen der Sprache (The Limits of Language)
an interactive installation by Maria Korporal
in the exhibition “Update 17”, 21.04 – 28.05.2017 in Galerie VBK, Schöneberger Ufer 57, 10785 Berlin – Mitte.
Website: www.vbk-art.de

The work presents the statement “Die Grenzen der Sprache sind die Grenzen der Welt” by Ludwig Wittgenstein. The German word “Grenzen” has a double meaning and the phrase can be translated in two ways: “The Limits of Language are the Limits of the World” or “The Borders of Language are the Borders of the World”.
The incomprehension between different cultures – the most important cause of the problems in the world – can only be combated if people are willing to understand each other’s language and communicate with each other, even if that is not easy.

The installation consists of a mini-projector and a computer with mouse and round keyboard. The projection is a round video of an endlessly turning wall that has totally enclosed the world. When you click on the image, a box will appear where you can enter text. The visitors of the exhibition are invited to write a word or a very short text. This is less simple than it seems: the round keyboard does not have all the letters of the alphabet, so you have to be inventive.
When you send the text, the wall breaks and you can see the open sky with floating texts.
After a few minutes, the video with the wall starts again, and visitors can play anew. If nobody plays, the wall simply turns around with the text of Wittgenstein.
The words that “fly” around the sky are all the words that the visitors have entered, they are all stored in a database. So, the more the exhibition progresses, the more words will float in the sky.

Video of the vernissage in Galerie VBK, 21.04.2017:

 

The project evolved in the video “Breaking Borders”, selected for the W:OW Project 2018: see dedicated page