Dear Painters and Friends,
I'd like to invite you to an exhibition at GEDOK, Karlsruhe, Germany, in which I will take part. My video 'Desert Waves' (with sound from composer Dorothee Schabert, video edited by James A Smith) will be shown as part of the exhibition running from 7 February until 8 March 2020.
I will be there for the closing event on Sunday 8 March 2020, 11:00 - 15:00 and would be delighted to see you there - distance permitting!
Best wishes, Bettina
GEDOK Karlsruhe, Germany
Kunstwochen für Klimaschutz
(Artweeks for Climate Protection)
Female Artists for the Future
Exhibition | Video projections in the GEDOK forum | Installation in urban space | Concert | Reading | Lectures | Sustainability Walk | Movie night
Still from the film Desert Waves
About the film: Desert Waves
Filmed by Bettina Schroeder with Sound Composition by Dorothee Schabert
With how many voices water speaks: it rushes, it flows, it meanders, it sizzles, it trickles, it gushes, it drips or pours out of buckets and threatens to spill out.
Water: an increasingly valuable, even endangered, raw material in times of climate catastrophe. A far too large part of the world's population already lacks access to clean water for washing and even drinking. And unscrupulous corporations are already securing exclusive access to water resources as private property.
Water to glass: crystal clear like the bright mountain stream or dirty, poisoned, unusable.
Water to sand: the wind forms waves in the desert sand. Diverse shapes. Sometimes a sea of sand, sometimes jagged, a stony wasteland. Dumped plastic bottles remind us that we humans cannot survive without water. Garbage stains, broken glass. As repulsive as it can be aesthetically attractive. Water shapes in the desert, water gushing that frightens us with splintering glass.
We combine these supposed opposites via picture and sound into a video that vividly demonstrates the valuable beauty of both water and sand.
All details about the exhibition can be found in the programme (see pages 7 & 13).
Desert Waves, photo 2019