Karl-Heinz Klopf


Galerie Stadtpark, Krems


The Galerie Stadtpark presented a comprehensive selection of the results of Karl-Heinz Klopf’s multi-layered research project on spaces in Tokyo. The city, “imported” in the form of various media (drawings, in-situ installation, video, object), was fused with the existing structures of the exhibition venue. The video Splace (1996) ran synchronously on two monitors positioned at the glass façade so that the video could be seen and heard simultaneously from inside and outside. Parallel to the glass façade at a distance of about one metre, there was a “Weiche Wand” [“Soft Wall”] of white tarpaulin that made it possible to change the views in and out. At the entrance door there was a map-like diagram representing the streets surrounding the Galerie Stadtpark.
In addition, a series of drawings based on maps of Tokyo was displayed.

(Splace, 1996; installation: video, 2 monitors, bean bag, acrylic paint on tarpaulin (curtain); Galerie Stadtpark, Krems; September 18–October 19, 1996)

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