video, 6:03 min
This is not a fairy tale. We find ourselves in a haunting experience of disorientation, discomfort and anticipation. Experimental short.
Patterns, Etude in Three Parts , 2016/ 2019
10:12 min, animation
Nature is determined by order and disorder. Disorder is the driving force, the result is order, whose strongest form is a pattern.
Return to Paradise, 2015
animation, 3 x C-print, 20 x 20 cm
Beside paradise in the bible, there are many “paradises” in our mind, like childhood or home, which are located in time, not in space any more. The only way to return to these paradises is to remember. But the recalling process is exposed to different disruptions - This process is comparable with the searching for the right radio station, which is disturbed by overlying frequencies or static noises. In the same way we don't have access to our memory because of our physical or mental condition. What remains is a vague picture, which requires a high amount of interpretation. Memory isn’t always available; it isn’t always complete and it doesn’t even have to be true. We know that unconsciously.
To remember is a creative act, which can be triggered subconsciously and our brain is a brilliant artist, who adapts to an optimized learning for the future. However, we have to trust memory, because it tells us who we are in a chronological context. I conclude from this an existential fear: Who are we, if we can't trust memory? Are the remembered paradises only illusions? Are we illusions?
4:46 min, animation
"Memento…Boltanski!" deals in an aestheticising manner with futility of life. An artificial choreography is generated by variation of order and repetition of 25 stills of a dancing Person. In the same way a rhythm is formed by moduls of natural and artificial sounds (water drops and a machinery's chattering). A whispering voice recites “The Burial of the Dead“ out of the poem “The Waste Land“ by T.S. Eliot. In the left part of the screen there is a static picture, which at first sight reminds of a sacral motive, maybe a kind of altar. In fact it is a table with a bird’s nest and small skeletons on the surface, which is lighted by a neon light.
Dancer: Dominik Feistmantl