Video programme Mödrath “6x6”
In Project Space in the annex of Haus Mödrath we show six films by various artists annually, each video will be shown for six weeks.
Admission to the videos is for free.
The opening hours are the same as the main exhibition.
GREGOR SCHNEIDER with "Haus ur Nacht-Video", 1996
Rheydt, Okt. ‚96
VHS cassette, color
Courtesy the artist
Duration: August 25, 2018 – September 30, 2018
Opening on August 25, 2018 at 2.00 pm
In his work ‘Haus ur Nacht-Video’ (1996), the German artist Gregor Schneider immerses society
in the mysterious spaces of Haus ur. The artist completely altered the house in
Unterheydener Straße in Mönchengladbach-Rheydt. He elaborately added additional walls,
ceilings and floors to the existing spaces, creating spaces in the space in this way,
although he also left some narrow dirty corridors between the old and new walls. He
plastered over wall sockets and installed windows in the interior walls with lamps for
daylight positioned outside. Everything appears real. The space in space situation is no
longer noticed by the visitors (the houses was accessible to visitors).
In the video ‘Haus ur Nacht-Video’ (1996), the artist wandered as camera operator through the otherwise uninhabited house. He films relentlessly and with rapid camera moves every corner and every detail, literally investigates the originally outer spaces, the newly created interior as well as intermediate spaces. The claustrophobic spaces often make an oppressive or even frightening impression on the visitor and it proved to be difficult to differentiate between what was real and what was not. This is exactly what is conveyed by the video, which is solely accompanied by the artist’s loud rapid steps during the filming.