SpringerParker
Since 2002
Works in Berlin United States of America

PORTFOLIO (13)
BIO
ABOUT SPRINGER|PARKER

SpringerParkers artworks are, so to speak, subtle and sometimes mysterious stories that are presented in a broad spectrum of media ranging from photography to live performances. The visual expression of the work echoes the intensive study of photography in the early stages of their artistic career. Today the artists freely "scout through sound and images" embracing the collision and intersection of both analog and digital processes in their experimental work. SPs compositions with their highly organic quality are the result of their own way of sculpting and layering of sound material and of the artists particular method to conduct and melt together independent spheres and patterns. Time, transience and memory are recurrent key themes in SPs examinations in which they intertwine abstract expressions with narrative motifs. This work with its unusual visual and acoustic character fascinates and creates a state of contemplation that is noticed by the beholder who always brings along his/her own narratives.

http://www.springerparker.com

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Springer *1972 in Oldenburg, i. H./ Germany
Parker *1971 in Cuxhaven / Germany
( Until 2005 Springer|Parker were known as "candela2" )

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EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS / PERFORMANCES (SELECTION)

UPCOMING 2009

Salon Petra Rietz, Berlin | Germany

Vardø | Norway [ live ]: May
Alta | Norway [ live ]: May
Hammerfest | Norway [ live ]: May
Tromsø | Norway [ live ]: May
Harstad | Norway [ live ]: June
Narvik | Norway [ live ]: June
Bodø | Norway [ live ]: June
Namsos | Norway [ live ]: June
Trondheim | Norway [ live ]: July
Ålesund | Norway [ live ]: July
Florø | Norway [ live ]: July
Bergen | Norway [ live ]: July
Haugesund | Norway [ live ]: July
Stavanger | Norway [ live ]: July
Kristiansand | Norway [ live ]: August
Skien | Norway [ live ]: August
Lillehammer | Norway [ live ]: August
Oslo | Norway [ live ]: August

2008

Mainzer Kunstpreis Eisenturm 2008, Mainz | Germany
The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin | Germany
"Urban Space", New Life Berlin, Contemporary Art Festival, Berlin | Germany
“Digital Media”, La Nau, Valencia | Spain
“Project ©7”, Copyright Projectspace, Berlin | Germany

2007

"arte mobile", Florence | Italy
Salon Petra Rietz, Berlin | Germany
TESLA, Berlin | Germany [ live ]
FILE Festival, Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

2006

INTERFACE - Festival for music and related arts "Immersion 4", Berlin | Germany [ live ]
Kulturbahnhof / Südflügel: "arte mobile", Kassel | Germany
FILE Festival, Sao Paulo | Brazil

2005

Museum for Sepulcral Culture, Kassel | Germany [ live ]
Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg | Germany [ live ]
Montevideo, Amsterdam | The Netherlands [ live ]
Media Art Festival Thailand, Thailand
FILE Festival, Sao Paulo | Brazil

2004

Museum Ludwig, Cologne | Germany
6E Biennial Champ Libre, Désert, Montrèal | Canada
Film des Forets, Chateau du Magnet | France
Den Haag Film and Video Festival, Den Haag | The Netherlands
KLAK, Klangmuseum Kassel | Germany [ live ]
Dokumentarfilm und Videofest Kassel, Kassel | Germany [ live ]

2003

Video Lisboa - ZDB Gallery, Lisbon | Portugal [ live ]
Essen Elektronisch - Zeche Zollverein, Essen | Germany [ live ]
Podewil, Berlin | Germany [ live ]

2002

The Room Of Secondary Light, Reiss Hotel Kassel, Kassel | Germany [ live ]

2001

MMK, Frankfurt | Germany

2000

Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel | Germany
Neuer Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg | Germany
Dokumentarfilm und Videofest Kassel, Kassel | Germany
Künstlerfest Kassel, Kassel | Germany

1999

Hoftheater Eremitage, St. Petersburg | Russia

1998

Dokumentarfilm und Videofest Kassel, Kassel | Germany
European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück | Germany

1997

European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück | Germany

1993 - 1996

[ Mainly photographic works and exhibitions ]

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STUDIES / TEACHING

2002 - 2004 (Parker)
Research Associate at the School of Arts and Design Kassel.
Teaching in the field of visual communication ( Film, Video, New Media ),
research into the fields of audiovisual narrative structures.

2000 - 2003 (Springer)
Research Associate at the School of Arts and Design Kassel.
Teaching in the field of visual communication ( Video, New Media, Internet),
research into the fields of audiovisual narrative structures.

2003
Degree in Visual Communication (MA) at School of Arts and Design Kassel.

2000
Degree in Fine Arts (MA) at School of Arts and Design Kassel.

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AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2004/05
Grant of a DAAD scholarship

2004
3rd prize at the FILE Festival, Sao Paulo | Brazil

2000
Kasseler Kunstpreis der Dr. Wolfgang Zippel - Stiftung
Robert Völker Preis der Stadt Kassel

1997
Axis Mundi-Internet Award of German Art Academies

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CURATORIAL WORK

2004
Jury Backup Award, Backup Festival - New Media in Film, Weimar | Germany
Curation of the DVD/CD-Rom/Internetprojects for the
European Media Art Festival (EMAF) Osnabrück | Germany

1999 - 2002
Curation of the CD-Rom/Internetprojects for the
European Media Art Festival (EMAF) Osnabrück | Germany

2001
Co- Curation of the Student Forum Exhibition
for the European Media Art Festival Osnabrück | Germany

1997
Co-curation Dialog Spaces, film+arc, Graz | Austria

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ORGANIZATIONAL WORK

1999 - 2002
Assistance / consulting for Documenta11: web + digital media

2000
Artistic / technical concept and direction of the “DIGITAL ARENA” Event - Kassel

1999
Assistance / consulting / coordination of the Kunsthochschule Kassel Team
for a production for EXPO 2000
Assistance / consulting / coordination Biennial of Media and Architecture
(former film+arc), Graz (1997-1999)

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EVENT

SpringerParker - On Broadway


Dates:
Sun Apr 27, 2008 00:00 - Sun Apr 27, 2008

SpringerParker - On Broadway
Berlin, April 26 - May 24 2008

Our show On Broadway is the 2nd part of the Project © No.7 (Presence and Absence)
at the ©Projektlabor, Berlin from April 25 - May 24. Open Fr.- Sat. 15-19 h and by appointment.

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We are showing a version of our photo series
On Broadway http://www.springerparker.com/works\_broadway.html
and our video
The Outsider's Awareness http://www.springerparker.com/works\_outsiders.html

Address: Schwedenstr. 16, 13357 Berlin (directions: Subway station U8/U9 Osloer Straße)
Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/maps?client=safari&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&q=Schwedenstra\%C3\%9Fe+16,+13357+Berlin,+Germany&ll=52.55462,13.376005&spn=0.007436,0.014677&z=16&iwloc=addr

For (german only, sorry) info about the space and directions: http://www.copyright-projekt.de/

About On Broadway

In the film "The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1) the main protagonist "brings the world to a halt" for a short period, by suppressing all electricity except critical systems.
In "On Broadway" (2007), the artists SpringerParker also work with suppression, here of passing time.

"On Broadway" shows a section of a traffic island situated directly at the iconic world landmark Times Square. It stands in the middle of Broadway and functions as a passage from one side of the road to the other. It is also one of New York’s tourist attractions, and visitors stand here on this “stage” to take their indispensable photos immortalizing themselves with the city skyline and the billboards of Times Square.

Like in Jacques Louis Mandé Daguerre’s 1839 views of the Boulevard du Temple, SpringerParker look at the medial "windows" in a scene that is 3810,21 miles or 6131,78 kilometers away. They themselves have never been to the scene, and thus perceive it only by means of its two-dimensional representations.

The raw material the artists use comes from a live camera (2) that is freely accessible on the internet. It sends live images from Broadway 24/7 from a "bird of prey" perspective. Software developed by the artists accesses this signal and then combines the incoming images in a special way. Over time only static and barely moving objects are manifest in the composition of the picture.

As Dr. Thomas Niemeyer writes, only one single human gesture remains on the otherwise bustling Boulevard du Temple: “[...] This ‘exposure time’ literally suppresses everything that happens before and after and turns the photo into a section of time which is divorced from the continuity of chronological time. What appears on a photo as a moment because it can be perceived with one gaze has nothing to do with the normal experience of a linear progression of events as we usually see them. Normally every moment has a past and leads straight into a future, and is therefore a condition of transition. This contradiction between classical chronological time and exposure time was openly visible in photography right from its beginnings. [...]” (3)

The artists make use of this inherent contradiction of photography. They extend the temporal section of "exposure" and deliberately subject a "place of transformation" to observation. Over the 15 years that Springer|Parker have been working together, time and transience have been recurring interests, and in this work they become the instruments of their artistic formulation. They have produced 11 photos describing this place from the inside, from their personal perception.

SpringerParker transform the image sequences of this place in a poetic way. From a large number of single images, stories emerge and crystallize: what looks like a kiss, a prayer, a picture for eternity, and again and again the silence of the city in permanent motion. As in painting, in which time is absolute and only the artist decides about the form of his representation based on his perception, in the "On Broadway" series it is not reality that provides the pictures.

To make the world stand still you don’t need any complicated apparatus, this phenomenon remains reserved for perception alone.

(1) “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” Robert Wise, 1951
(2) Camera by EarthCam, Inc., http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare
(3) From Thomas Niemeyer, “You Press The Button.” Fotografie und Konzeptkunst, ed. by Christoph Keller, Revolver Blanco, Schriften zur aktuellen Kunst, vol. 041010, Frankfurt am Main (Revolver - Archiv für aktuelle Kunst) 2004


DISCUSSION

RHIZOME_RAW: sorry


Sorry for that inconvenience...

We posted our new website link
before removing some old code causing pc Netscape
to return 404s...

(further!) thanks to Ruth who reported that !

all the best,
c2

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DISCUSSION

sorry


Sorry for that inconvenience...

We posted our new website link
before removing some old code causing pc Netscape
to return 404s...

(further!) thanks to Ruth who reported that !

all the best,
c2

______please visit______

http://www.candela2.net
______________________

DISCUSSION

Finally ...


our whole stuff went online ...
on
http://www.candela2.net

take care,
c2