2008, 3-channel video installation, room corner, 6’00”
A spider spins its web on an apple tree. Three different phases of the process are projected at three spatial planes. Altogether a cube appears. The simplicity of the well-known natural scene is complemented with architectural abstraction. The installation combines the power of unconscious nature with the symbol of human imagination as a strong emotional mixture.
The work was made in two versions: a 3-channel installation and a single-channel version
Made with support from Intermodem.
Eike was born in Germany but he lives and works in Budapest. He made his debut at the Modem in Debrecen last year. He began working on the video-installation that became so popular at the Partition – Intermedia from Five Continents exhibition already during the workshop of the Intermedia Festival. A spider makes its web corner of the ceiling of the last section of the exhibition space.
(...) from here, I quickly return to my favourite work, which I would take home if I could, and would put it into one of the corners of my flat, so that Eike’s spiders would make their webs to the lulling sounds of music in my home.
This is the only work in this exhibition that makes me think not of technology or art but of life, and before which I can stand not only for six minutes but for half an hour or more.
International Multicultural Intermodem, Debrecen
Mûértõ, April 2008
This art work is supported by the
National Cultural Fund of Hungary.