Site specific video installation, v-jaying, live performance during concert, 2012/2013, monastery Irsee, DE
‘Stucco’ was performed (v-jaying) twice in Irsee, 2012, specifically created for stucco gaps in room 128 of the monastery Irsee in Bavaria, Germany. Three oval stucco framed shapes in the ceiling of the decorate the ballroom. Historically these reliefs were meant to be filled with baroque paintings, like the other stucco cavities in the monastery (built in the 1180s) but the painter never finished his work.
In context of the festival a concept was developed to temporarily fill these gaps, (re)interpreting their function and context – in a way reflecting the medium ‘stucco’ – in a contemporary way, irradiating the ovals with ephemeral video projections, decorative as the others in the monastery, yet abstract and free of message/narrative, visually opening up the space above the viewer, opening the ceiling. The projections were edited live during a concert, transfering the stucco into the 21st century.
Thanks to Dr. Taubenberger, Dr. Raueiser, Gammon and assistant Rian Treanor