Riverine - Water-Video-Installation by Philipp Geist 2006-2007
In his video-room installation "Riverine Zones Connected", multimedia artist Philipp Geist displays video recordings and video stills from national and international rivers. Using underwater video cameras, Geist has filmed our immediate but simultaneously far-off reality beneath the surface. He creates images that are blurred, abstract, naturalistic, colourful or monochrome.
Whether the recordings of urban rivers, small brooks, and vast rivers, which are always shown in equal proportion, are presented as video projection or on video monitors, and are supplemented with videostills,
depends on the spatial conditions in place. By making visible garbage on the ground, drying out riverbeds and water pollution the art work confronts the visitor with ecological topics in a subtle and unusual way.