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Simon Weins

Fragments N55 58 46.73 W4 2 35.125


Jan Simon Weins (GER) uses stones, soil and dust as signifiers for the hidden histories that surround us in our everyday life. He investigates these relationships by combining found materials with obsolete technologies, transforming particles into solid objects and solid objects into ideas. Interested in the ephemeral qualities and the mechanisms of life itself, Weins' practice always follows the absurd to its most logical conclusion.


Fragments N55 58 46.73 W4 2 35.125 consists of a Super 8 Film, that was shot at a derelict building outside Glasgow and a sandstone coming from that same place. The film is looped around the stone and played back. Through the friction between the rough surface of the stone and the cellulloid of the film, the projected image slowly disintegrates and disappears until only an abstract image with a movement of vertical lines is left.



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Taken on January 12, 2008