Emanuel Mathias

In the Slipstream of T., 2018

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In the Slipstream of T., 2018

Emanuel Mathias, Mirjam Schaub

 

3-Channel Audioinstallation, Stereo, 10:09 min, loop

 

Names of identification. Double projection, size variable, 17 Minutes, loop, DIA Positive

 

Get me out of here. I am a scientist. Animated film, HD Video, 1:10 min, loop

 

Falling branch. Aluminium, wire, plaster, milk

 

Names of identification. 16 laminated prints of laserfoto, printed two-sided in color, 20 x 30 cm

 

Box of transportation and Research material

 

Binoculars

 

Fly trap

 

Camera trap for animals: Bushnell Trophy Cam, Emsa Clip & Close Boxes

 

Distance meter with yellow ribbon (50 m)

Scientists of the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig

In the multipart installation the artists Emanuel Mathias and the cultural philosopher Mirjam Schaub are interested in the erratic relationship of closeness and distance of primatologists to their object of research. In this case a group of Chimpanzees living in the wild at the Kongo. Therefore, they arrange authentic research material from the Leipzig Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in the form of binoculars, animal identification cards, audio recordings and so on. Material brought back from expeditions. As if in slow-motion visitors can watch the human and animal relationship in small research stations. Hence, the audio recordings, the whispers, screams or the noise of the chase of the apes become meaningful, anxious to keep the human existence a secret. Names of explored primates projected on the wall show human preferences and private quirks. Moreover, there are artefacts that were dramatically altered or culminated and broach the issue of the rising physical exhaustion of the human pursuers.

Detailed Project Information

3-Canal audio installation, stereo, 10:09 Minutes, loop audio, research project Karlin Janmaat (Strategies of fruit localisation), chase of a chimpanzee for 50 days in a row, Tai Nationalpark, Ivory Coast, 2010. audio editing: Mirjam Schaub, Mastering: Kiron Guidi!

 

Names of identification. Coloured double projection, different sizes, 17 Minutes, loop, 160 slides, research project Fany Brocorne (Macaca fascicularis), Thailand, 2006–2008 (white); research project Martin Surbeck (Pan Paniscus), Kokolokopori, Kongo, 2014–today (blue) research project Christophe Boesch (Pan troglodytes), Tai Nationalpark, Ivory Coast, 1976–2017 (green)

 

Get me out of here. I am a scientist. Animated film, HD Video, 1:10 min, loop, drawing and animation: Thea Kleinhempel

 

Falling branch. Aluminium, wire, plaster, milk. Production and arrangement in cooperation with Agnes Lammert

 

Names of identification. 16 laminated prints of laserfoto, printed two-sided in color, 20 x 30 cm research project Martin Surbeck (Pan Paniscus), Kokolokopori, Kongo, 2014–today

 

# 1, (B. Fruth, Primatologist), from the work: homes & offices, 2013 Archival Pigment Print, 40 x 30 cm, framed

 

Box of transportation, folding rule and research material; item of loan Pan African Programme: The Cultured Chimpanzee, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig. Content: GPS, compass, Recta DT 100, A guide to African Mammals; Woody Plants of Western African Forest; Donna Haraway: The reinvention of Nature. Primates, Cyborgs and Women. Plastic wrap, one use face masks (100), red marker tape (75 m), gloves size L (VE100), strainer, sterile tubes 15 ml, sterile tubes 50 ml, tweezers (long)

 

binoculars

Fly trap

Camera trap for animals: Bushnell Trophy Cam, Emsa Clip & Close Boxes

Distance meter with yellow ribbon (50 m)

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