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Shadows of the past

Sander, Ralf (2014) Shadows of the past. Santa Cruz/Bloomington/New York City [Artefact]

[img] Text (ephemeral art) - Published Version
[img] Text (shadow of Lenin, Platz der Vereiten Nationen, Berlin, Germany)
[img] Text (interview) - Published Version
[img] Text (catalogue cover)
[img] Image - Published Version

URL: http://para-sites.org


Ralf Sander investigates the impact of public art, in this case the impact of missing or removed monuments. The absent, removed monument and the collective memory has become a focus of this investigation. The projects were each realized in different countries, Northern Ireland, Poland, Germany and USA. “Shadows of the Past,” created by artist Ralf Sander — a water and gel painting recreating the shadow of a removed or destroyed monument, oftentimes removed because of a change in political powers. The concept is to reconstruct their shadows and apply them to the ground with ephemeral materials that the shadow itself also disappears after some time. The context is Para-Sites , a distributed exhibition project where given modes of production, circulation, and consumption are “hijacked” or re-appropriated for creative purposes. It is a network of distributed practices that operate in the same time frame with a common theoretical and tactical approach. Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of impact was discussed in the 2015 Para Site International Conference happened in Hong Kong and New York.

Item Type:Artefact
Keywords:Street art, alternative art project, avatgarde, sculpture installation, urban art sculpture, performance, invisible sculpture
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:Santa Cruz/Bloomington/New York City
Location:Santa Cruz/Bloomington/New York City (US), Berlin,Platz der Vereiten Nationen, Belfast, Carlisle Circus
Date:15 March 2014
ID Code:30305
Deposited By: Mr Ralf Sander
Deposited On:08 Feb 2016 10:15
Last Modified:08 Feb 2016 10:15

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