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The work MotU #9 from the series Mirrors of the Unseen (MotU) challenges the supposed credibility of the visible. The habitual process of seeing is infiltrated by words and icons made of light; they seem to emerge from a flickering LED stick and float, hologram-like, in front of the surrounding architecture. Nothing can get in the way of these translucent images. They are present, and yet at the same time do not exist; only individual perception makes them accessible to the viewer. 

Ruth Schnell´s works generated with so called light sticks interfere with our conventional ideas about seeing. The artist exploits the persistence of human vision: The photoreceptors in the retina cannot separately resolve individual images that appear in a frame rate higher than 20 images per second. For the presentation on the light stick, words, icons, but also photographs abstracted down to a silhouette are divided into points which are displayed sequentially along the vertical rows. Gazing directly at the object the spectator sees a throbbing flicker emitted by the vertically arranged LEDs. Observers in motion perceive the afterimages, thus several, already past situations, as a single present. Only the performative act of moving actuates this “present” and therewith the work as a collaborative process. The content addresses the fields of social movements, surveillance, algorithms, and implications of perceivability. For optimal viewing: We recommend watching from a distance while moving your head from left to right.

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

MotU #9

The work MotU #9 from the series Mirrors of the Unseen (MotU) challenges the supposed credibility of the visible. The habitual process of seeing is infiltrated by words and icons made of light; they seem to emerge from a flickering LED stick and float, hologram-like, in front of the surrounding architecture. Nothing can get in the way of these translucent images. They are present, and yet at the same time do not exist; only individual perception makes them accessible to the viewer. 

Ruth Schnell´s works generated with so called light sticks interfere with our conventional ideas about seeing. The artist exploits the persistence of human vision: The photoreceptors in the retina cannot separately resolve individual images that appear in a frame rate higher than 20 images per second. For the presentation on the light stick, words, icons, but also photographs abstracted down to a silhouette are divided into points which are displayed sequentially along the vertical rows. Gazing directly at the object the spectator sees a throbbing flicker emitted by the vertically arranged LEDs. Observers in motion perceive the afterimages, thus several, already past situations, as a single present. Only the performative act of moving actuates this “present” and therewith the work as a collaborative process. The content addresses the fields of social movements, surveillance, algorithms, and implications of perceivability. For optimal viewing: We recommend watching from a distance while moving your head from left to right.

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

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