Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf: Article 116 (2) | The boat lift - Niederfinow - Germany

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Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf

Article 116 (2)

The boat lift - Niederfinow - Germany

lat.: 52.8491, long.: 13.9395

About the work


The camera is stationary. As the massive machine operates, pronounced disorientation of perspective occurs. Color at day, black and white at night.


A slowed and coalescing possible fragment of the melody of Avinu Malkeinu. The first chord of “Trans Europe Express” stretched to 3 minutes and repeated. A wheezing, nearly breathless accordion. A clarinet sounded by the wind of a U.S customs official who in 1946 transposed my stateless and infant father’s first and middle names. €3000 paid in USD to a German immigration attorney in 2016. A fragment of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” stretched to 16 minutes – because the fragment of Avinu Malkeinu reminded me of it. A photograph of the Eltz Castle (with a historic, possibly tenuous maternal connection) near Trier – converted into sound and static. A computer, a guitar, various transducers, code, chance, happy accidents, reaction and intention.

Recorded August 2016 by Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf in Atlanta, GA
Mastered by Matthew Azevedo at Azevedo Audio, Providence RI

About the artist

Nicol Eltzroth Rosendorf (°1971, Atlanta, United States) creates work in moving images, sound/music and objects. His work addresses time, language, scale and systems

Rosendorf has lectured at the Atlanta College of Art and the Art Institute of Atlanta. His work has been shown Internationally – recently at The Maaxi Museum in Rome Italy as part of the BNL Media Art festival as well as at The Cairo International Video Festival, The Asheville Art Museum and Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

Rosendorf lives with his wife in Atlanta, GA.