Using sculptural and sound elements as well video projection, Trans takes the medieval city of Passau, Germany and Vancouver as the basis for its inquiry into the relation between the body and architecture.
The following text is taken from Front Magazine, vol. VIII, no. 3, p. 8, January/February 1997:
Trans explores the way urban architecture impacts on the physical and emotional aspects of human experience. Trans reflects the reductions of intersections, formerly the nucleus of cities, to mere interchangeable sites for dance flows of traffic. Using sculptural and sound elements as well as video production, Trans takes the medieval city of Passau in Germany and the city of Vancouver as the basis for its inquiry into the relation between body and architecture.
“Trans attempts to evoke the experience of memories that are superimposed on, and condensed in, a human body; the instrument of perception of both cities.”
A preliminary version of the site-specific piece was exhibited in Passau, Germany in June 1996. The elements of the work which relate to Vancouver utilize an image of the intersection between Main Street and Broadway–only a few blocks away from Front Gallery.
Andreas Hintermaier is based in Vancouver; he is currently pursuing MFA studies at Simon Fraser University. He has shown his work predominantly in Germany.
This project is supported by the Goethe Institut, Simon Fraser University, and the City of Passau.