June 3 - 20, 2020
Text For the exhibition project “Narrating Narrativity“ curated by Klaus Speidel and shown in three simultaneous exhibitions at Krinzinger Projekte, I reworked my 2017 video installation “The Love Simulacrum“:
Love is an emotion eagerly displayed in films and series.
Growing up with the input of audiovisual media, we are exposed to these representations before we experience romantic love ourselves for the first time.
They contribute to our conceptualizations of love and the behavior associated with it - screening what being in love, having crushes, having sex ought to look like.
Love, however, does not have a "real face" or reproducible essence.
Hence, screen representations of love can be defined as simulacra, copies without original (freely summarizing Jean Baudrillard).
I wrote interpretations of love scenes from films and series that touched me. These texts are short love story vignettes, monologues in which an "I“ addresses its "you“.
Textual representations include English and German, spoken and written, complementing each other. There is no visual component. The text is protagonist on an otherwise black screen.
Lines of writing appear under the screen glass, while their spoken equivalents unfold phoneme by phoneme.
Their relationship is faintly reminiscent of the nature of beads.
You can spread great quantity at the same time, single units, unconnected - they are beautiful, imbued with meaning and yet meaningless. No continuity, just space, but the hole in them suggests an alternative … strung together they signify effort, the passing of time, like a narrative.
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For exhibition shots by Lorenz Seidler eSel >:e)