In Between by Claudia Schmitz
Schmitz reactivates waste by recycling found plastic bags into wind-activated sculptures. Collecting abandoned plastic bags, she re-forms them as windsocks, windbags, and pneumatic sculptures. Installed in different cities (Berlin, New York, Budapest, Hong Kong and others), they serve as three-dimensional, moving silver screens for her video projections. Projected onto the half-transparent, moving surfaces, the videos take on a reality of their own and create a completely new variety of space – a new layer of reality on the intersection of a changing local urban everyday reality, documentation, video reality, and sculpture.