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Läufer 10 © Christine Camenisch und Johannes Vetsch

Subway at Leinfelden's commuter train station, Leinfelden-Echterdingen

Christine Camenisch und Johannes Vetsch: »Läufer 10«

As they traverse the subway at Leinfelden's commuter train station, passers-by are met with waves of white light. Swiss artists Christine Camenisch and Johannes Vetsch have stripped down the medium of video to reveal its true power. They are not so much interested in narrative as in ways of projecting moving light in a space. A number of projectors are used to overlay minimalist computer animations of simple geometric grids. This produces tapestries of light that are in constant movement, making the ground seem to oscillate.

Christine Camenisch (born 1956, Basel) and Johannes Vetsch (born 1956, Buchs) have been working together since 2010. They produce stripped-down, expansive light projections and video installations for indoors and out. They like to use representational video loops alongside abstract animations. The movements produced by these different projections are perceived in different ways, depending on the location of the viewer. Christine Camenisch works with video as a medium, bringing in elements of minimalism and conceptual, visual, kinetic and concrete art. Johannes Vetsch was a member of the band »ElephantChâteau« and has worked on musical, video and theatre productions for a number of Swiss artists. Both artists live and work in Basel.


© Frank Kleinbach

Two large, symmetrical flights of steps provide covered access to the platforms at Leinfelden commuter train station and also link the two parts of town that are divided by the railway lines. The completion of urban redevelopment works in 2016 mean that new areas will be opened up for development by moving the subway lines. 


At the crossways
Daimlerstraße / Max-Lang-Straße
Bahnhofstraße / Marktstraße
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen

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