Market place arcades, Bietigheim-Bissingen
Annica Cuppetelli & Cristobal Mendoza: »Notional Field«
A mottled net of closely spaced lines of light covers the curved mesh structure of the balcony at the Marktplatz Arkaden shopping centre in Bietigheim-Bissingen. The fine net responds to the movements of the people on the streets below like sensitive nerve paths, allowing passers-by to interact with the lines of light that Cuppetelli and Mendoza have projected onto the lattice structure of the balcony. An invisible area of the market square is transformed into a point of contact between the installation and its observers. The two artists based in Detroit have teamed up to work on a series of installations that explore how the physical sphere is interlaced with its virtual equivalent.
Annica Cuppetelli, born in the USA in 1977, and Cristobal Mendoza, born in Venezuela in 1976, have teamed up to work on a series of installations that explore how the physical sphere is interlaced with its virtual equivalent. Their collaboration is based on their very different orientations when it comes to the media with which they work. Annica Cuppetelli uses textiles and fibres and explores the penetration of material and the cultural shaping of the female body. Cristobal Mendoza is interested in data bodies and networks, which he redesigns with a focus on the intersection of technology and humans. The two artists are developing their own vocabulary stemming from a dialogue between light, physical elements and computer-aided processes. Cuppetelli and Mendoza live and work in Detroit.
In Bietigheim's Marktplatz, which today is at the centre of the old town, there is an arcaded building that has marked the start of upper main street since the 1930s, along with the 500-year-old town hall. The building has protected status as part of Bietigheim's historic old town. There are shops on the ground and first floors, while the town council uses the upper floors as offices.
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