Banz & Bowinkel

 

 

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Banz und Bowinkel: Bodypainting:

 

 

Banz und Bowinkel: Bodypainting V 16, augmented CGI, 200x150cm, 2019, Courtesy: Kunst und Denker, Düsseldorf, DAM Gallery, Berlin

 

 

The work of the artist duo Banz und Bowinkel shown in the exhibition was created using CGI (computer-generated imaging). In a motion-capture studio, the artists' performative movements are first digitally recorded using sensors attached to the body. The resulting virtual and 3-dimensional "traces" of body movements are loaded into a CAD program (Cinema 4D) and digitally provided with simulated color and a simulated surface, giving the impression of free-floating liquids. The rendered and virtual "color-drippings" have a "photographic-realistic" appearance. A selected image section is finally rendered, and printed out as an inkjet print and provided with a frame. The status of the "body" under digital conditions is addressed by the transmission and transformation of the "real", taken place movements into the virtual, "bodiless" and purely calculatory sphere/realm of the computer. Another level of meaning of the work results from the use of color as a citation, as a "trace" of traditionally painterly and thus physical actions.

Text: Michael Reisch

 

 

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Banz und Bowinkel: Bodypaint_V_08, augmented CGI, 150x200 cm, 2019

 

 

Banz und Bowinkel: Bodypainting | 01, augmented CGI, 2014, Courtesy: Kunst und Denker, Düsseldorf, DAM Gallery, Berlin

 

Banz und Bowinkel: Bodypainting | 05, augmented CGI, 2014, Courtesy: Kunst und Denker, Düsseldorf, DAM Gallery, Berlin

 

 

 

Banz und Bowinkel: Substance | 08, augmented CGI, 140x105cm, 2017 Courtesy: Kunst und Denker, Düsseldorf, DAM Gallery, Berlin

 

 


 

 

Banz & Bowinkel: ‚Monitor‘:

 

 

 

Banz & Bowinkel: ‚Monitor‘, 2013, 40x50cm, Courtesy: Galerie Falko Alexander, Köln Kunst & Denker, Düsseldorf, DAM Gallery, Berlin

 

 

The work shown in the exhibition by the artist-duo Banz und Bowinkel is a digital reconstruction and visualization of „historical“, pre-digital, early monitors of the 20th century. For this purpose computer-generated imaging (CGI) is used, whereby the „monitors“ are digitally simulated or reproduced on the basis of construction plans and historical illustrations / photos. Finally, the digital renderings are printed out as inkjet prints and framed. The approach of Banz and Bowinkel is, to a certain extent, „photographic“, as it tries to reproduce - at least previously - existent facts true to nature. However, at the moment of „recording“, the 3D reconstruction has no direct contact with the monitors. The „photographic“ effect of the rendered images is not based on traditional-photographic, but exclusively on their iconic character. Thus similarity aspects, reality-virtuality and absence of presence play a central role in Banz and Bowinkel‘s „Monitor“ work.

Text: Michael Reisch

 

 

 

Banz & Bowinkel: Installationview‚ ‚Monitor‘, 2013, Courtesy: Galerie Falko Alexander, Köln Kunst & Denker, Düsseldorf

 

 

 

Banz & Bowinkel: ‚Monitor‘, 50x40cm, 2013, Courtesy: Galerie Falko Alexander, Köln Kunst & Denker, Düsseldorf

 

 

 

Banz & Bowinkel: Installationview‚ ‚Monitor‘, 2013, Courtesy: Galerie Falko Alexander, Köln