On Longing

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02:30min, 2018
Video with sound
3-monitor installation OR
Single screen projection

“On Longing” is a triptych of three video collages representing different versions of the same video. Angular forms are cut out of monochrome colored surfaces. Underneath and above, moving pictures and animated objects float across the screen. Again and again lines and drawings set accents and emphasize the for the artist typical painterly quality of the video collages.

At the top of the screen, a text frames the heavily textured, colorful surfaces. The text tells of a flat world dominated by patterns and empty structures that organize content and make it manageable. The screen surface itself becomes the focal point and the annotations reflect the ubiquity and the power of attraction of screens and digital surfaces.