"River Calligraphy" Pantocrator Gallery, M 50 - Moganshan Road Shanghai, China
Two video installations and video still prints - pictures of exhibition coming soon.
Exhibition text: Water in all its endless variety of structure, texture and dynamic is Tina Zimmermann's most coherent reoccuring creative theme over the last ten years.She films the waters of the seas, the rivers, and lakes, of puddles and waterfalls, tiny drops and majestic ocean waves, fascinated by the everchanging formal manifestation of the liquid element, that make up 80 percent of our body and the planet.
By seperating the recorded footage from its natural surrounding, by changing its perspective and adding effects with digital video tools, she transforms the natural and common phenomenon of water in motion into an abstract and purely aesthetic experience.
In her newest work she treats water in a very minimalistic way- inspired by traditional Chinese calligraphy she transforms the water motions recorded at a mountain creek in Fujian province, China into a transient flowing progression of black and white abstract shapes – reflecting closely on the ancient buddhist saying: „the contemplation of water is the oldest form of mediation“