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SpringerParker, aus/from: Girlfriend so Purple, video, stereo, loop (2007)
Girfriend so Purple

November 7  - December 10, 2007
In Girlfriend So Purple SpringerParker create an experience of audiovisual persistence that manifests like a memory. The musical frame is based on a melody of three basic guitar chords, played repeatedly. While the score starts to fragment and vaporize over time, it transforms to a new and independent theme. Although the melody dissolves more and more it is persistent and stays like an after-image, accompanying the images, portraits of girls and women, very slowly faded in and out of perceptibility, only to a state where they are barely visible, leaving the viewer in a state, where he can't be sure if he actually sees an image or only imagines it. Memories always arise from the present. And they begin to fade and to change over time. The selected photographs come from various times and sources, thus Girlfriend So Purple is not a subjective approach to memories and remembrances. It does not solve riddles or decode personal stories, but represents a shared memory that more or less affects all of us, intuitively.

SpringerParker (*1972 Oldenburg/Holstein and *1971 Cuxhaven, D) work in the tradition of Expanded Cinema / Live Cinema. Their vision of live generated images always takes its starting point in the concrete image - in its abstract manifestation. In their compositions of sound and moving images, they focus on aspects of collective perceptions and memories. The cooperation of the two media artists began in 1993.