VISITATION 2 BRÜCKE FÜRSTENBERG 06-11-2011
FIRST MOVEMENT (Nitschke) - Vampiristic Island of Kythera with french snack
On Visitation 2 OBAMAINBERLIN are accompanied by a guest from Moscow. In mutual ignorance of each having prepared an action in the “dead zone”, the first place headed for by Nitschke, knowing the area, is on the Polish side the remains of a bridge across the Oder river at the level of Fürstenberg. The bridge is unsecured and ends above the water at the edge of the last standing pillar. Here Nitschke stages a picnic with furniture brought along, goldenly aflame in the still warm evening sun of autumn. Accompanying the snack, he describes a painting, the Embarkation for Cythera by Antoine Watteau, showing a group of young couples waiting for the passage to the island of Cythera, or having just returned. On the island they had been promised love without pain. The description is based on a wooden box in the dimensions of the painting, on which the canvas is displayed by a rectangle of plum jam. The description is spoken by Nitschke through the mask of a vampire, with extended canines and fake blood.
SECOND MOVEMENT (Zakharov) - DOUBLEORSONWELLES - Measure of length in Dead Zone
Subsequently, Zakharov measures the remains of the bridge with an old compass. It is adjusted according to a measure, with which the length can be measured in a unit developed specifically for the “dead zone”. This unit is twice the body length of the director Orson Welles: 3.74 m. The illustration, with which Zakharov certifies the measurement, shows Orson Welles’ portrait in a familiar picture, with a doubled hat. From the two images or figures, drawn from their own sanctioned cultural spheres, a real measure is adopted and brought into the emptiness of the zone. The intersection of the imaginary axes of the body accurately transferred from the painting, its subject being love, and of the measurement conducted by Zakharov, emanating from the body of a film director, constitute a zero, to which the next steps in the dead zone are related.
FIRST MOVEMENT (Nitschke) -
Vampiristic Island of Kythera with french snack
SECOND MOVEMENT (Zakharov) - DOUBLEORSONWELLES
Measure of length in Dead Zone