In the Flow of Things

aab ~ water

Video Installation “In the Flow of Things”

For Heraklit flowing water was also emblematic of the transitoriness of everything earthly.
“Panta rhei” – everything flows, nothing stays the same.

The fifteen minute video installation “In the Flow of Things” is almost an inevi­table result of all the previous indications. The circulation of water is complete. The video installation leads us back to Alt-Fechenheim on the river Main. It was filmed parallel to the making of the paintings, and addresses his own personal experiences and views. The fifteen minute video installation “In the Flow of Things” is almost an inevi­table result of all the previous indications. The circulation of water is complete. The video installation leads us back to Alt-Fechenheim on the river Main. It was filmed parallel to the making of the paintings, and addresses his own personal experiences and views.

The work forgoes sound, sounds develops within the viewer – singing water. The video film is projected onto a shallow pool that has been placed on an oriental carpet. The pool takes on the function of a boat. In the film we see pallets floating past us on the surface of the water at regular intervals. We see only water during the moments when nothing floats by. On the pallets are personal objects from Ahmad Rafi.

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Some of the pallets

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Pallets on the river

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View of the exhibition opening and installation at Montez, Frankfurt

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Scetches for the installation

Excerpt from the video “In the Flow of Things”