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|warten | waiting
video sound installation in split screen projection, stereo audio
text: Bert Brecht, voice: Otto Sander
in a shop window at tram station Alexanderplatz, Berlin
audio-video-loop: 6 min.
Waiting shows waiting people on one of Berlins central places: the Alexanderplatz. The video doesn't show what they are waiting for, but the way of waiting itself. In the double projection the two pictures seem to be one because of the continuos horizontal lines. But if the waiting people are moving, they disappear in the middle of the screen.
Brechts poem describes a waiting situation as an existential situation, asking for where do I come from and where do I go. The fragmentated text with pure simple tones comes to his end after a long time for the visitors of the installation: waiting on both sides, for the passers-by in the video and for the visitors, who are looking directly in the faces of the waiting people on the projection wall.
Urban Art Stories
Catalog The Making of Alex (Urban Art Stories)
Ed. Petra Reichensperger revolver Verlag