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2001: Wolfgang Staehle

2001: An installation by Wolfgang Staehle Installation
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street at Bowery

Ten years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Goethe-Institut New York presents 2001, a series of large scale video stills of the lower Manhattan skyline that were recorded by German artist Wolfgang Staehle as the tragedy unfolded. Staehle’s work explores the dynamics, sensations, and implications of connectivity. Using modern technology, he creates a new understanding of the landscape genre: painting, photography, and film are replaced by a sequence of digital images transmitted in real time. 2001 was originally conceived as a continuation of Empire 24/7, a continuous recording of the top part of the Empire State Building that was broadcast live over the internet. Made for a solo exhibition at Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea, 2001 began on September 6 of that year and included synchronized webcam projections… more