Ghosts in the Park
Vienna, Berlin and Hamburg 2011, 2012, videos, drawings, slides, installation
Does it exist, the monster under the bed, the bogeyman in the closet, the “Wolpertinger” in the Bavarian mountains, the dragon from medieval times, the Harpy from Greek mythology or Grandma‘s ghost who howls in the basement? And what do old statues do during the foggy night?
Animated mythical creatures float through the park. Static drawings turn into animation into drawing. Strange nightly landscapes make space for ghosts. Statues become alive … The film “Ghosts in the Park”, deals with the in between space between mysticism and phantasy, a little bit creepy, a little funny. And somehow a little bit like the drooling monster under the bed which kept us awake as a child …
Drawings change over to small, animated sequences, slide collections are projected in dark corners. Northern mythical creatures are mixed up with southern ghosts and form new, hybrid-like figures. “Ghosts in the Park” is work in progress, the beginning of a collection, which consists of 324 hand drawn and a few hundred mixed media slides, ten short, animated videos, a series of drawings, one longer video, text … started in Vienna, continued in Berlin and Hamburg, in Japan and various other places
Film stills from Ghosts in the Park, 8 HDV animations, sound, between 3min and 8 min, Berlin 2012:
Single drawings from drawing cycle Ghosts in the Park: