OLEG KAUZ
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The video loop Horror Vacui was developed as an in situ work for the exhibition Pretty Vacant at Villa Renata (Basel, CH). It shows a slowly turning vase, which is mirroring the rotating interior of the empty villa. Additionally to this moving scene a static text is being displayed in the lower third of the screen. It deals with the meaning of the title “Horror Vacui” and its origin.
Upon first sight the video looks like it was professionally shot inside the villa, but at a closer look the mirrored space and its rotation reveal subtle logic errors.
Without ever going to the villa the so called “in situ” work was entirely made using 3D animation software. The visual part was constructed from plane images which were sent to all participating artist as a general introduction to the space. Whereas the text was found on Wikipedia and just slightly modified.  -> watch excerpt

Horror Vacui / 2013