ART+SCIENCE: Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor
3hund is the collective name of two collaborating German artists, Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor, who create photographs and video installations. Their project entitled LUCID is a series of both video and still photographs that redefines landscape by blending two disparate systems –artificial light and the natural world. They create simple, geometric shapes of light using electroluminescent lights and wires. Fragments of light appear as if suspended, encased, or bent, then unveiled within an untouched and surreal environment. The audio element within the video adds to the feeling of being transported into another world, one where dreams begin or possibly end. Balancing a fine line between tranquility and alarm, these photographs bear witness to an environment revealing a magical world.
Tarek Mawad and Friedrich van Schoor, also known collectively as 3hund are two German artists, sharing the same passion for nature, adventure and dark melancholic images.
The tightrope between beauty, darkness, and loneliness is most of the times the starting point for a new project. Although it would be a lot easier, it is very important for Friedrich and Tarek that the installations they make are “real” and not added to the photographs or film in post-production.
The photographs from the series LUCID create a surreal world based on simple geometric light shapes that seem misplaced, but somehow blend with its surrounding at the same time. These shapes emphasize the mood of its surrounding in the most simple way. By installing electroluminescent light shapes and wires in untouched landscapes, a single light source tells a surreal story of magic and loneliness in a surreal and intense way. Every environment has its own light installation.
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