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«Colorscreen» comprises a sequence of 24 abstract color compositions, which evolve over the course of the video in an interplay of image sections, shadows and hues of light. Beginning patiently with a clip of a black screen, an ambient light in the room is turned on, casting a shadow on the wall. The subsequent footage displays a cropped section of the initial scene, while the lighting’s hue has shifted. With every following recording the «cadrage» is changed and the previous one is pushed a layer back. Walls and screens start to become indistinguishable in this abstract interplay which references classical compositional principles. The video was produced with a minimal setup, reduced to a camera, a screen and a light source. The light was tinted with color correction foils, while moving shadows were created by changing the position of the light source. The minimal and physical approach to the image production and reproduction is thus inherently entwined with the content of the work.
Swiss artist Timo Ullmann (b. 1987) creates interfaces and interferences between virtual and physical spaces. For Elementum he is developing «The Screen Series». The sequels address the platform as a dynamic, virtual and experimental space for a growing exposition. Playing with basic features, habitual practices and common metaphors of the medium, he’s investigating the computer screen as a display and interface.
Timo Ullmann studied Fine Art in Lucerne and at the UCM in Madrid. In 2015, he completed his master’s degree in Art in Public Spheres in Lucerne. He has exhibited and performed internationally at various independent art spaces and Swiss art museums in Aarau, Chur, Lucerne, Biel, Interlaken and at festivals such as Jungkunst, Shift, science+fiction or One Of A Million Festival.