STRAN22 - Soap Opera, 2020 | Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum, Hildesheim | Installation with soap, water, sound, light © EVI LICHTUNGEN Photographer Sara Foerster
Soap Opera (K01 M04 J01) - The Cave is the first in a series of works that explore the boundaries between individual and collective experience of the world. A mechanical device produces fragile membranes of soapy water that create almost psychedelic textures of color and light. The project demands an immersion in a given reality that challenges the viewer by requiring him or her to first enter the other side to literally leave ubiquitous structures behind. In this way a spatial divide can be experienced and a certain uncertainty and fragility of subjective perception of reality can be felt.The work is a cooperation with Svetlobna Gverila 2019 from Ljubljana, Slovenia.
STRAN 22 is an interdisciplinary collective from the Slovenian Littoral that includes several artists from different fields – from visual and performative arts, architecture and design to original music and poetry. They have an interdisciplinary approach and the ambition to explore new unconventional artistic expressions.
The Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim (RPM) has extraordinarily valuable and unique collections from all continents of the world, with the Ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Ancient American sections being of particular importance. It is a museum which, due to its growing diversity (natural history, geology, palaeontology, ethnology, cultural anthropology, ancient cultural history, art history, urban and regional history as well as modern and contemporary art) has a special place in the museum landscape of Germany. The RPM represents important and unique aspects of Lower Saxony's cultural heritage, both in terms of its collections of over 400,000 objects and in terms of the museum's creation and development process.