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Karla Kracht (DEU)

ph. Richard Matison, Ana Torres

Ghost in the Wall

Idea & Concept: Karla Kracht
Animation, Set Design, Puppets: Karla Kracht
Live Camera: Karla Kracht
Music: Kel Solo, Ilia Mayer
Technical support: Tiger (Kang-Hsiung Tai)
Thanks to: Tangent Projects, Norbert &Irmi Zitzmann, Kulturscheune Baiersdorf
support: Soulangh Cultural Park, Ministry Of Culture Taiwan, Bureau Of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government, Pier 2 Art Center, Cultural Affairs Bureau Tainan City Government

A magical sequence of weird occurrences. Rotating platforms, comic-like objects and characters, loops, soundscape, and moving shadows are combined
to create a magical experience and let the viewer dive into the improbable world of ghostly-dark and frightening-dreamy coincidences, where all seems connected and everything and nothing seems possible. The shadows of the past. The shadows of the present. Our own shadows melt with those of the others. The ghosts of our own fears… a chaos of interwoven situations… An installation about the non-quantifiable, about very old inner fears and outer projections of common panics.

BIO

Karla Kracht is a multidisciplinary artist. She studied in Germany, the UK and Spain. Since 2004 she lives in Barcelona. Her award-winning work has been shown in festivals, galleries, theaters and art centers worldwide. Her creative practice focuses on site-specific and live art, producing immersive multimedia installations and performances. She creates retro-futurist techno-sculptures, where the limits between the drawing stroke and their digital reflection blur completely. Using live cameras, illustrations, video and shadow projections, light and animation, she composes bizarre universes full of strange creatures, miniature cities inhabited by mythological cyborg goddesses that tell sci-fi stories about current social and political issues. Recently she investigates mystic aspects of society and imagines scenarios for a world in pre-singularity, where the myths and magic of machines and humans melt with each other.

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