Freitag, 6. Mai 2016

God gave us another Gift # 1 - 11

God gave us another Gift # 1 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2017

God gave us another Gift # 3 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2009

God gave us another Gift # 4 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2015

God gave us another Gift # 5 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2015

God gave us another Gift # 6 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2015

God gave us another Gift # 8 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2015

God gave us another Gift # 9 | Blaue Blume | Novalis | Christiaan Tonnis 2013

God gave us another Gift # 10 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2016

God gave us another Gift # 11 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2016

God gave us another Gift # 2 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2017

God gave us another Gift # 7 - Christiaan Tonnis - 2015


Montag, 3. September 2012

Dienstag, 2. August 2011

Anselm Kiefer's Airplane (Sugar) after Elaine Sturtevant

















Christiaan Tonnis ~ Anselm Kiefer's Airplane (Sugar) after Elaine Sturtevant | Videostill | 2008

Anselm Kiefer's Airplane after Elaine Sturtevant's "Kiefer Voyage Au Bout De La Nuit", 1992.
It looks like Elaine Sturtevant build Anselm Kiefer's lead airplane as an exact copy - but she pointed out, that it isn't neither a copy nor a reconstruction, but better explained with a recreation or new creation. I used sugar to recreate Elaine Sturtevant's Anselm Kiefer's lead airplane, as I keep it in my memory from an exhibition at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, at the 25th of September 2004. I was so impressed and had to think about it from time to time, that I now took one step further and created Sturtevant's airplane (made by Kiefer as one of seven) with lumps of sugar.

Embankment (Sugar) after Rachel Whiteread


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Embankment (Sugar) after Rachel Whiteread | Videostill | 2008

"Embankment consists of some 14,000 transluscent, white polyethylene boxes stacked in various ways; some in very tall mountain-like peaks and others in lower (though still over human height), rectangular, more levelled arrangements. Whiteread cited the end scenes of both Raiders of the Lost Ark and Citizen Kane as visual precursors, she also spoke of the death of her mother and a period of upheaval which involved packing and moving comparable boxes. It is also thought that her recent trip to the Arctic is an inspiration, although critics counter that white is merely the colour the polyethylene comes in, and it would have added significantly to the expense to dye them."
~ Wikipedia

I used lumps of sugar to recreate Rachel Whiteread's Embankment.

Mittwoch, 10. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #1


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #1 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhards House - A Visit"

Dienstag, 9. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #2


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #2 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhards House - A Visit"

Montag, 8. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #3


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #3 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhardss House - A Visit"

Sonntag, 7. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #4


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #4 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhardss House - A Visit"

Samstag, 6. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #5


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #5 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhardss House - A Visit"

Freitag, 5. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #6


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #6 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhardss House - A Visit"

Donnerstag, 4. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #7


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #7 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhards House - A Visit"

Mittwoch, 3. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #8


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #8 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhards House - A Visit"

Dienstag, 2. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #9


Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #9 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhards House - A Visit"

Montag, 1. Juni 2009

Thomas Bernhards House #10



Christiaan Tonnis ~ Thomas Bernhards House #10 | Photography 1992 | Video 2006

At the 25th of December 1992 I traveled to writer Thomas Bernhard and made some photographs of his house, which is located in Ohlsdorf-Obernathal, Austria. Obernathal consists of three barnyards and one chapel. I crossed a wood, and suddenly I was there.

At the 5th of July 2006 I used these photographs to create a video called "Thomas Bernhards House - A Visit"