Materialisation 2.1.0 – WAIT AND SEEK
Place: Copyright Projektraum, Schwedenstr. 12, Berlin
Coordinates: 52°33’19.60N 13°22’30.45”E elev 147 ft
Type: mixed media installation, 2008
Scenario: During this materialisation part of the Zonographic Society in actual fact had already secretly set sail to its grand expedition. So effectively the materialisation space reflects on the one hand side the voyage of discovery and research and on the other hand the situation of those left behind – who have to receive and process these findings thus spending a long time actively waiting and contemplating.
Set-up: This materialisation was divided up into two main spaces:
1)The Office Space which gives access to the processing unit, the archives of previous Zonographic Investigations (Experiments 1-4), the extended Zonographic Inventory amongs other things.
2) The Mouse Research Lab
In the course of the materialisation Zonographic Work continued and additional associations were added, amongst others a new Newspaper Processing space. At the end of the materialisation visitors were asked to collect their own visual clues of the space. (The Visitors View).
Background: In spring 2008 the Zonographic Society was tiptoeing about the often rather awkward situation that is called „waiting“: Looking at spaces of waiting, waiting rooms, waiting behaviour, states of mind in waiting; the tension, the angst and the silent desperation of waiting but also obviously at the potentials hidden in the concept of waiting.
At about the same time there was an artist run project that had set out to orchestrate an exhibition and symposium dealing with the intertwining and shadow play of the twin concepts of absence and presence. This project ran under the title of „Here, There and Anywhere. Von Geistern, Hologrammen und anderen Abwesenheiten“. This as such was not something that could be considered as entirely alien to Zonographic Investigation.