SCHLACHTEN | Schritte | Image © Sebastian David

Schritte (Footsteps)

“Mankind’s essential subjects have always remained the same, the only thing that has changed is the cruising radius which meanwhile has reached global effects and has assumed high tech forms of expression as well as a rapid, inhuman speed. If the journey is the reward, and moving oneself, taking steps is „evolution“ – the game of entanglement and development is grown (up) – it seems rather grotesque when people race through the world standing on 2 wheels or when computer-controlled machines identify individuals and liquidate them.

Everything leaves a material, immaterial or energetic mark. The appearance of human beings or places is often the result of events and experiences of war, which often happened generations earlier, but are discharging and resurfacing now …. Entire landscapes have been formed by battles, their traces found when the field is ploughed, when a tree is cut open, in the topography of places and landscapes… Facial features, postures, the sound of a voice, even laws and traditions are like a fingerprint of lived and experienced life.

I am searching for traces, pragmatically following the traces of creatures showing their paths, but also revealing much more than a direction of movement or a species to anybody prepared to read them intently and taking his time. I retrace the stories of traces, I am a storyteller and footsteps are my words.
With my eyes on the traces, my inner ear and thoughts following those who left them, I share their journeys, experiences, feelings, spaces.
Until now, the traces of people are more than ever of a destroying nature, but maybe you will learn to read (your own) traces better?“

SCHLACHTEN | Schritte | Image © Sebastian David
About Sebastian David

Artistic career/CV
– born 1974 in Luckenwalde (GDR)
– advanced training course Fh Berlin/Weißensee (university of applied sciences)
– basic training in ceramic, plastic and graphic techniques, as well as technique of textile design/processing in his parents‘ artist workshop and at various plein airs
– formation in classic violin, large scale of instruments, autodidactic
– formation as carpenter, studies of applied art with focus on wood processing FH Schneeberg (graduated in 2001 as Dipl. Designer)
– since 2001 working freelance at “Atelier für Form und Ton Art” (studio for shape and sound art)
– various exhibitions, scholarships, awards.
Spheres of work:
– sculptures, sound sculptures, object/place/space design and land art, e.g. in Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, India
– action art, performances, various music and theatre projects
– ritual art, transforming art, cross-genre artistic work
– intensive studies of nature/relationships (biological/artistic).

SCHALCHTEN | DISPLACED 2015 | Dusk and Not Dawn | Fernando Niño-Sánchez | Image © SCHLACHTEN TEAM
SCHALCHTEN | DISPLACED 2015 | disqualifiziert - vertrieben - ungehorsam | Franziska Gußmann | Image © Jana Plüschke

Franziska Gußmann

SCHLACHTEN | Performed Furniture | Chair Nr 35 | Image © Sonia Barrett

Sonia Barrett

SCHLACHTEN | Before/After: A Onesie Experience | Image © David Iselin-Ricketts

David Iselin-Ricketts

SCHLACHTEN | Anestis Logothetis – The Art of Displaced Sounds | Logothetis Ensemble | Image: Ghia Tin Ora © Anestis Logothetis 1975
SCHLACHTEN | INCUBATION BOOTH | Image © Colette / Laboratoire Lumiere
SCHLACHTEN | Heimatvertriebene| Image © Dorota Nieznalska

Dorota Nieznalska


theater 89

SCHLACHTEN | Third Age | Image © Chris Avis

Chris Avis

SCHLACHTEN | The Yearning for the Other Shore | Mediterranean Tragedy | Image © Mimouni El Houssaine

Mimouni El Houssaine

SCHLACHTEN | Image © Maharaj Trio

The Maharaj Trio

SCHLACHTEN | Refugees KM | Image © by Dan Farberoff

Refugees KM

SCHLACHTEN | Schritte | Image © Sebastian David

Sebastian David

SCHLACHTEN | ECCE HOMO| Image © Christa Panzner

Christa Panzner

SCHLACHTEN | Wandering | Image © Khadija Tnana

Khadija Tnana

SCHLACHTEN | Image © Emily Pütter

Emily Pütter

SCHLACHTEN | Photonovel #3 – Work In Progress | Image © Angiola Bonanni

Angiola Bonanni

SCHLACHTEN | SELF diss played | Image © Isabella Gresser

Isabella Gresser

SCHLACHTEN | Shadows of Memories | Image © Gisela Weimann

Gisela Weimann

SCHLACHTEN | Zu Hause | Image © Harry van der Woud

Harry van der Woud

SCHLACHTEN| Image © Walter van Broekhuizen
SCHLACHTEN | Baumringe | Lampedusa | Image © Julia Schmid

Julia Schmid

SCHLACHTEN | Wanderboje | Image © Peschken / Pisarsky (Urban Art)
SCHLACHTEN | Image © Miguel Mothes

Miguel Mothes

SCHLACHTEN | Kriege keinen Frieden | Image © Ursula Heermann-Jensen
SCHLACHTEN | Evaporating Borders | Image © Iva Radivojevic

Iva Radivojevic

Avec destination à... / Con destino a… ("Bound for…") | Image © Said Messari

Said Messari

The Right to Leave | Image © Sharon Paz

Sharon Paz

SCHLACHTEN | Lost Way | Dark Way | Image © Salva Nebot

Salva Nebot

Bathroom Portraits | Image © Milos Tzare

Milos Tzare

Confusion of Shapes | Image © Khaled Al-boushi

Khaled Al-boushi

SCHLACHTEN | ZEITWEISE-REISE | Image © Johanna Speidel & Chus López Vidal
SCHLACHTEN | How To Greet Like A Jamaican Step1 | Zwoisy Mears-Clarke | Image © by Aleks Slota

Zwoisy Mears-Clarke

SCHLACHTEN | With Sails of Straw | Image © Anna Gimein

Anna Gimein