Stadt durch Glas / Düsseldorf, 2003 / Installation view K20 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf / Photo: Christoph Schuhknecht / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018
Stadt durch Glas / Düsseldorf, 2003 / Installation view K20 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf / Photo: Christoph Schuhknecht / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018Stadt durch Glas / Moskau, 2003 / Installation view K20 Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf / Photo: Christoph Schuhknecht / © Archive Mischa Kuball, Düsseldorf / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018

Stadt durch Glas / City thru Glass

Tokyo - Day & Night, 2004
New York - Day & Night, 1997
Moskau, 1995 
Düsseldorf, 1995

Each version:

2 projectors, DVD player, DVDs, silent, video 60' loop
Edition of 3

City thru Glass / Tokyo Day & Night, 2004, "German Week in Roppongi Hills", in connection with Germany in Japan 2005/2006
Mischa Kuball presented a 2004 film of a day and night camera trip through Tokyo. The urban screenings took place at various public sited, such as on two large monitors in the Hat metro station, on the Westwalk Plasma Display, near the ticket counter of the Mori Art Museum, in the lobby of the Virgin Cinema, on an elevator monitor, and on the large-screen Asahi TV.

City thru Glass / Moscow - Düsseldorf - Moscow, 1995, VC6xMAM - Virgin Cinemas Roppongi Hills / Mori Art Museum Collaboration, Toyko, 2004
Another site of the urban screenings was the lobby of the Virgin Cinema in Ropping Hills in Tokyo. The double projection of the film collage of the camera trips through Düsseldorf an Moscow, filmed through a water glass, was presented at two locations in the lobby.

Stadt durch Glas / Moskau - Düsseldorf - Moskau, 1995, K20 - Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf, 2003
In the transition of the building housing the Düsseldorf art collection between the art collection and the surrounding city, Kuball showed a double projection of Stadt durch Glas works. Kuball combined the footage of Düsseldorf. with two twenty-minute trips through Moscow, one by day, the other at night, which were also shot through a drinking glass in front of the camera lens. Kuball calls this form of presenting distorted images of the city in public space, which he employed here for the first time, "urban screenings."


Stadt durch Glas / Night Version NY, 1997, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, 1999
Oriented toward the binocular system of our vision, Mischa Kuball shows a camera trip synchronized on two screens. The journey through New York at night in 1997, filmed through a glass, goes from the South Bronx to downtown Manhattan.

Stadt durch Glas / Düsseldorf, 1995, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, 1995/1996
In synch, the two monitors show a video, Stadt durch Glas, a camera trip in Düsseldorf shot on the way from the studio (via detours) to Konrad Fischer Galerie. During shooting, a drinking glass was mounted in front of the camera lens.


Publikation

2003
Stadt durch Glas / Moskau - Düsseldorf - Moskau, 2003, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf



Exhibition history

2005
City thru Glass / Tokyo Day & Night, "German Week in Roppongi Hills", in connection with Germany in Japan 2005/2006, Tokyo

2004
Stadt durch Glas / Moskau - Düsseldorf - Moskau, 2004, VC6xMAM - Virgin Cinemas Roppongi Hills / Mori Art Museum Collaboration, Toyko

2003
Stadt durch Glas / Moskau - Düsseldorf - Moskau, 2003, K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf

1999
Stadt durch Glas / Night Version NY, Das XX. Jahrhundert, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1995
Stadt durch Glas / Düsseldorf, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf