Series of Works

Gare d’Orsay

Soundscape, video, work on paper, rendering (CGI)


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    Koch und Kesslau Gallery, Berlin, Gare d’Orsay, 2003, exhibition view
Gare d’Orsay

Inspired by studying Orson Wells’ 1962 movie The Trial (based on a novel by Kafka) that was shot at the Gare d’Orsay in Paris, as well as Le Corbusier’s sketches from the same year for a hotel room in a congress complex that was supposed to be constructed on the site of the Gare d’Orsay, Weyermann created a multimedia installation with renderings, a video and a sound collage.
Weyermann reconstructs a scene from The Trial and uses it to generate a projection that dramatises elements of spatial representation and its perception from various media layers. The scene that Weyermann refers to in the film is set in a stairwell, shot from a perspective that robs the viewer of any sense of orientation. This stairwell forms the motif of the works Nach dem Prozess [After the Trial] I and II (2003). In these black-and-white renderings, the viewer looks up to a steep staircase. A further work form the same year looks at Le Corbusier’s design for a planned hotel that was never built. The 2003 rendering Entwurf (Palais d‘Orsay) , which is reminiscent of various designs by Le Corbusier, describes a possibility that was never realised, and hence references utopianism as a further layer in the complex process of spatial perception.

Artworks (10) in the Series

Updated May 31, 2022