MONIKA WEISS

Koiman II – Years Without Summers (24 Nocturnes) 2017-2018

MJW026

 


Inspired by Franz Schubert’s Winterreise(1828) Koiman II – Years Without Summers (24 Nocturnes) is a series of 24 film projections, 24 sound compositions, and 24 large-scale charcoal and graphite drawings inspired by Winterreise (Winter Journey), a cycle of 24 songs for voice and piano composed in 1828 by the German Romantic composer Franz Schubert. It is dedicated to the artist’s late mother, pianist Gabriela Weiss, who passed away in April 2017, and to current refugees and migrants around the world. Each film portrays an anonymous female protagonist performing silent, almost motionless gestures of lamentation, set against dark landscapes of wintery forests and abandoned urban areas. The choreography of movement, slow motion and superimposition are characteristic of Koiman II series. Concurrently, Weiss writes music for each film and works with opera vocalists to perform/record her musical compositions, which she later edits in digital format.
 

MONIKA WEISS

Koiman II: Years Without Summers, Nocturne 19, 2017

graphite powder, latex on paper

22h x 32w in
55.88h x 81.28w cm

MJW019

MONIKA WEISS

Koiman II – Years Without Summers (24 Nocturnes) 2017-2018, 2017-2018

digital 4K film

1/3 plus 2 ap

MJW022

MONIKA WEISS

Koiman II – Years Without Summers (24 Nocturnes) 2017-2018, 2017-2018

digital 4K film

1/3 plus 2 ap

MJW023

MONIKA WEISS

Koiman II – Years Without Summers (24 Nocturnes) 2017-2018, 2017-2018

digital 4K film

1/3 plus 2 ap

MJW024

MONIKA WEISS

Koiman II – Years Without Summers (24 Nocturnes) 2017-2018

MJW025

MONIKA WEISS

KOIMAN II - YEARS WITHOUT SUMMERS (24 NOCTURNES)

April 1 – June 1, 2019


Inspired by Franz Schubert’s Winterreise(1828) Koiman II – Years Without Summers (24 Nocturnes) is a series of 24 film projections, 24 sound compositions, and 24 large-scale charcoal and graphite drawings inspired by Winterreise (Winter Journey), a cycle of 24 songs for voice and piano composed in 1828 by the German Romantic composer Franz Schubert. It is dedicated to the artist’s late mother, pianist Gabriela Weiss, who passed away in April 2017, and to current refugees and migrants around the world. Each film portrays an anonymous female protagonist performing silent, almost motionless gestures of lamentation, set against dark landscapes of wintery forests and abandoned urban areas. The choreography of movement, slow motion and superimposition are characteristic of Koiman II series. Concurrently, Weiss writes music for each film and works with opera vocalists to perform/record her musical compositions, which she later edits in digital format.
 

Press

YALE UNIVERSITY RADIO Monika Weiss By Brainard Carey, July 21, 2015