2016/20
URSONETT

 

2016/2020
URSONETT

Crown of sonnets or corona sequence, 14 & 1 Magistrale, 26:02 min, single-channel-movie or 01:44 min, loop, 15-channel-movie, smartinstallation, publicity film stills or production stills, laser cut template, printed on cardboard, DIN A3

 

 

2016
URSONETT

Crown of sonnets or corona sequence, 14 & 1 Magistrale, 26:02 min, single-channel-movie or 01:44 min, loop, 15-channel-movie, smartinstallation, typface concept sketch, print paper, DIN A4

 

2020
URSONETT

Crown of sonnets or corona sequence, 14 & 1 Magistrale, 26:02 min, single-channel-movie or 01:44 min, loop, 15-channel-movie, smartinstallation, progress note, print paper, 2 x DIN A4

 

2020
URSONETT

Crown of sonnets or corona sequence, 14 & 1 Magistrale, 26:02 min, single-channel-movie or 01:44 min, loop, 15-channel-movie, smartinstallation, golden mètre des archives, planimetric concept, graph paper, DIN A3

 

2020
URSONETT

Crown of sonnets or corona sequence, 14 & 1 Magistrale, 01:44 min, loop, 15-channel-movie. Installation view, FAB / Festival of Animation Berlin: Animation Expanded, 2020. Curator and construction, Lukas Thiele. FAB Dimensional 2020

No other lyric genre addresses the peculiarities and problems of its form so frequently as the sonnet. The sonnet is the ideal type of art poem, which acts out its components, in contrast to each other, in an artistic world. In its dialectic, it refers two opposite poles that are expressed simultaneously: The formal and the figurative level. Emotion and intellect, intuition and reason are synchronised in a dynamic process. The sonnet thus shows us the reason of poetry and basically tries to realise the eternal utopia of poetry: To create a poetic space according to strict game rules.

In the original Italian form, sonnets consist of 14 lines divided into two quartets and two tercets. The rhyme scheme is abba abba cdc dcd and the content structure is characterized by an antithetical construction. A sonnet wreath is the strictly constructed form of a poem cycle composed of fifteen sonnets: “A sequence of related sonnets consists of 14 + 1 individual sonnets, where the last line of the first sonnet corresponds to the first line of the second sonnet, the last line of the second sonnet corresponds to the first line of the third, and so on, until the 14th sonnet, the last line of which is again identical to the first line of the first sonnet, resulting in a wreath form (Italian and English corona). The 15th sonnet, the so-called master sonnet or magistrale, consists summarily and in unchanged order of all the opening or closing lines of the individual sonnets.“ (Wikipedia)

The 15-channel installation URSONETT: CROWN OF SONNETS OR CORONA SEQUENCE takes up the structure of the sonnet and transforms a lyrical form into audiovisual. The proportions of the walk-in media poem are related to the international primordial meter in the golden ratio, playfully and conceptually modifying the Vitruvian tradition. The rhythmically varied *sign with the corresponding fonts stands as a symbol both for gender star and for thinking in networked hypermedia structures and hypertexts, footnotes or endnotes and, last but not least, a homage to the Lumière brothers and the “Star Film Company“ of the illusionist Georges Méliès. FG