Die Neue Adresse, Kleiststraße 17
MARIA & NATALIA PETSCHATNIKOV
Installation, Zeichnungen, Animationsfilm
It all started with a rediscovery of a 16mm family film, made by our dad in the mid seventies.
A bit grainy, casually put together and yet magical episodes of our
childhood, were filmed in a tiny Lithuanian village - Pabaltys.
Every summer we traveled there with our grandparents from Leningrad.
Hidden in the pine forests and surrounded by crystal-clear lakes,
Pabaltys was our very first “laboratory”, a place where we started to
notice and explore the world, to draw and to dream...
It has been almost 30 years since we have been there...
And yet a thought about Pabaltys kept coming back. Does it still exist?
Could it be possible to find the forest path that leads to the village of our childhood?
A journey from Berlin to Pabaltys, in which memories and new impressions
meet, captured in more than 3000 animated drawings and watercolours,
became the subject of our story.
This film is our first animation. It is dedicated to our late dad.
The exhibition in the NEUE KUNST IM HAGENBUCHER Gallery included a large series of
drawings, phenakistoscopes (early animation devices) and a wall size
projection of a film - Pabaltys.
Laden Dammstraße 47
Thirty life-size sculptures of dogs on leashes are based on photographs taken in Berlin. Dogs intrinsically belong to the city picture and share both private and public spaces with their owners. Frozen poses of the animals in combination with their grey color, inspired by the shades of the modern city suggest both natural and artificial connotations. The leashes (made of measuring tape) imply owners without showing them and question the complex nature of ownership. In Heilbronn the Dog-sculptures were shown together
with drawings of yellow measuring tape and cardbord boxes, used for transporting the works to support a concept of a shop (Galerie-Laden).