wir sind das volk - documentation /duration 00:03:55
wir sind das volk /data
4-channel video/sound installation
4 video displays, projected 4-channel audio
00:04:49 min, HD, stereo
Location: Leipzig, Dietrichring (Innenstadtring, close to Mainstation)
Time: 9.10.2014, 18-24 Uhr
Catalog: Lichtfest 2014, LTM GmbH, Leipzig 2014
wir sind das volk - interview /duration 00:05:29Broadcast: 09.10.2014, mdr Kultur - Figaro, interview by Andreas Höhl
wir sind das volk /concept (excerpt)
It is myself I have never met,
whose face is pasted
on the underside of my mind
Sarah Kane, “4.48 Psychosis” 2000
This video/sound installation examines the slogan “We are the people” with regard to its social relevance in 1989 and today, focusing on its inherent meaning in the light of the misuse it experiences from society and the media, on the one hand, and its romantic idealisation on the other. At the same time the piece inquires into the current state of affairs in Europe and discovers the local in the European context, and vice versa.
The fascination of this installation comes from the way it depicts a backward gaze with a melancholy hue, a poetically transformed reality, and the contradictoriness of life in Europe in the year 2014.