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“It could be like this and it could also be like that…\,” sa ys Tatjana Busch. But not until we see her latest works in this exhibition\ , does her meaning become truly accessible. Conceptually\, her earliest wor ks appear even more tightly regulated by the obvious influences of the stri ct\, geometric\, coloured forms we know from the Bauhaus and Russian Suprem atists. Their intuitive shapes continue to spring from Busch’s innermost wo rld\, just as they did years ago. Permeating her entire body\, they are fin ally given material form in the outside world by her hands\, seeming more c arefully planned than they actually are. Her latest works\, however\, appea r to break with any dependence whatsoever on art history. They free themsel ves even from the shackles of physics and burst forth into freedom and open ness – a freedom and openness to which the observer must surrender himself if he is to appreciate the true dimensions of these works.

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The ligh t installation “Fusion” invites us to broaden our consciousness. It abducts us into a fully-fledged show that immerses the observer into a real-time s ynthesis of light\, form\, colour\, sound and movement – a synthesis in whi ch the observer loses himself\, dissolving\, then ultimately uniting with t he artwork itself to create a common\, new cos- mos.

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Initially this bent\, folded\, silver-shining sculpture named “Fusion” consists merely of outer forms. But it also harbours an inner\, hidden form\, one that might be referred to as its “inner potential”. This reaches far beyond the visibl e. It is the energy\, the attraction of this artwork\, whose extended reach commands the space around it and seeks even to stretch beyond it. The exte nt of this becomes apparent through the movement of the rays of light that meet its sur- face and create dynamic light-paintings\, light-clouds and li ght-worlds. As they do so\, these rays consistently extend\, modify and dis tort the sculpture’s external form. What had initially seemed so static and immutable is sounding out new frontiers all the time\, revealing forms tha t flow and stream. The outer space suddenly consumes the observer\, engulfi ng him to make him part of the artwork itself. The void is no longer a void . Everything hangs together\, merges.

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Although essentially two-dime nsional\, the “Goldbubble” and “Hushbubble” videos trick the observer into seeing three-dimensional\, dancing\, reflecting water worlds. Penetrated by magical clouds of energy\, these are immersed in the meditative sound-worl ds of composer and former Passport bass guitarist Wolfgang Schmid – worlds inhabited by light orbits and other light creati- ons before they sink into the depths of a planetary universe\, worlds which at the same time echo th e holistic notion to represent the depths of one’s own inner world.

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And finally there are the Snapshots. Created from such kaleidoscopic movem ents\, these still-life photographs of “Fu- sion”\, “Goldbubble” and “Hushb ubble” would have the observer believe that the ‘Now’ can be captured\, tha t the eternal flow of time and spread of space can be halted.

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But c an they really? Could this be the way things are? Or could they equally wel l be different?

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Our hopes for a conclusive answer to these question s will be in vain. With their claim to absolute freedom\, these works categ orically exclude any such possibility. After all\, it is freedom that tells us things could be the way they are\, but that they could equally well be different. The observer is left completely to his own devices.
Text: Kat Schütz\, Sarasota
Translation: Melanie Gridlestone\, Munich

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