Joachim’s Dream

Joachim’s Dream

(chamber version)

Media Installation by Detlef Günther – Music: Arvo Pärt

With kindly support by Brilliant Classics – Netherlands

18. 09. 2020 I 19.00-22.00
Entrance max. 4 visitors (at the same time)

Opening Hours

19.09.2020 bis 05.10.2020
tgl. 17 Uhr bis 22 Uhr

by appointment
A good seven centuries ago, the Italian painter Giotto di Bondone created 38 murals in the Capella Scrovegni / Arena Chapel in Padua with scenes from the life of St. Joachim and Anna, their daughter Mary and from the life of Jesus Christ. With this work Giotto is today considered the founder of Renaissance painting and the inventor of virtual space.

“… Since then the imagination is locked up in box rooms. Every contemporary witness knows that he is surrounded by pictures.
Pictures are instructions for action. Their story is not over yet…”

excerpt: Somnium I The Reality of the Picture – Detlef Günther and Arthur Engelbert, 2017

The installation:
In a small, completely black “box room”, the figure of the dreaming Joachim squats on a pedestal as a three-dimensionally reconstructed sculpture, which in turn was digitally processed as a 3D print. In analogy to the “angel” of the fresco, a flat screen monitor (freely suspended, diagonal, with the picture surface facing Joachim) is mounted at the side, left under the ceiling. A video painting can be seen on the monitor, on which images from various media documentations on the subject of “surveillance and tracking systems” (without sound) have been processed to such an extent that only fragile image segments behind a slowly moving play of color and light can be perceived. The composition by Arvo Pärt “Spiegel im Spiegel” (Mirror in the Mirror), in the cello-piano version (9 min. and 33 sec.) by Sebastian Klinger (cello) and Jürgen Kruse (piano), will be published in 2-channel stereo: Brilliant Classics, 2010.