Person


Video still image from: Person #24, video performance. 2012

“(…) the philosopher Judith Butler asks how does power, upon which the subject’s existence depends and which it is compelled to repeat, turn against itself during the process of repetition? How is resistance conceived in concepts of repetition? (Judith Butler, 2002: 27) In Butler’s opinion divergence and difference are immanent to the unavoidable repetition of gender stereotypes, since it is impossible to create identical copies of an original. From this she concludes that there is an inherent deviancy within the prevailing heteronomous gender images.

In the context of modern and contemporary art it would be possible to accompany this type of gender theory, based on so-called gender studies, with reflections on the constitution of the subject, as found for instance in serial art in the early 1960s and the (feminist) performance, body art and video works since the 1970s. (…)”

Sabeth Buchmann, excerpt from: Woman without Qualities | Art with Qualities. In: Karin Felbermayr, Performative Elements. Verbrecher Verlag, Berlin 2007. translation: Ann Robertson


Person #25

2016


Video performance, colour, original sound, 1 min 57 sec, loop, presentation as projection

Person #25 combines conceptually video and performance to video performance. In this work I repeatedly perform a choreography of different gestures and poses, which I took from perfume advertisements. The editing follows the animation concept of thaumatrope. It includes the use of several masking techniques: black and white stage make-up, black and white ink, rectangle, technical mask (keying), coloured light etc.


Person #24

2012

Video performance, video file, loop, 3 min 25 sec, colour, original sound
Presentation as projection, format variable but width 215 cm minimum

Person #24 combines conceptually video and performance to video performance. In this work I repeatedly perform a choreography of different gestures and poses, which I took from perfume advertisements. It includes the use of several masking techniques: blue stage make-up, dots, squares, technical mask (keying), coloured light etc.


Person #21

2011

Video performance, video file, loop, duration variable: 8 min 13 sec / 2 min 24 sec, colour, original sound
Presentation as projection, width 140 cm minimum

Person #21 combines conceptually video and performance to video performance. In this work I repeatedly perform a choreography of different gestures and poses, which I took from perfume advertisements. It includes the use of several masking techniques: black and white stage make-up, black and white ink, rectangle, squares, technical mask (keying), coloured light etc.

screening version of Person #21 (2 min 27 sec) at Visual Container

This work is published in /seconds, edition 14.


Person #10

2010

Video performance, video file, loop, 28 min 42 sec, colour, original sound
Presentation as projection, format 105 cm x 140 cm minimum

Person #10 combines conceptually video and performance to video performance. In this work I repeatedly perform a choreography of different gestures and poses, which I took from perfume advertisements. It includes the use of several masking techniques: green stage make-up, paper strips, rectangle, technical mask (keying), coloured light etc.


Person #08

2009

Installation view: Keine Zeit, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund, DE, 2016, photo: Jens Sundheim

Person #08 -Bild 1

Video performance, video file, loop, 5 min 51 sec, colour, original sound
Presentation as projection, width 140 cm minimum

Person #08 combines conceptually video and performance to video performance. In this work I repeatedly perform a choreography of different gestures and poses, which I took from perfume advertisements. It includes the use of several masking techniques: white stage make-up, reflector strips, paper strips, rectangle, technical mask (keying), coloured light, etc.


Person #04

2009

Video performance, video file, loop, 6 min 5 sec, colour, original sound
Presentation as projection, width 105 cm minimum

Person #04 combines conceptually video and performance to video performance. In this work I repeatedly perform a choreography of different gestures and poses, which I took from perfume advertisements. It includes the use of several masking techniques: joker greenbox green, rectangle, technical mask (keying), coloured light etc.