single channel installation
Super-8-film on video
performer: Maria Vedder
“The film consists of five parts, which shows artistic intervention in the urban space of the German town Cologne. Each of the scenes follows a continuous pattern: a performer, the artists herself, marks out a rectangular terrain and places herself into the marked space. Each action takes so long as one roll of a Super-8 film, 3 minutes, and is without editing.
Apart from the question which public audiences does the public space really address, the artists positions herself in the urban hustle and bustle laying claim to a free space there by posing the question: what/where is art’s place. That this place—despite her offensive markings—remains rather undefined is not only resulting from the use of the blurred and coarse-grained Super-8 film material. The use of conscious blurring here is an essential element signifying an interventionist practice that can be described as the attempt of an (im)possible localization of art.“