single-channel video installation
loop: 4:23 min
actor: Wolfgang Vollmer
without sound
The video unfolds in the tension between disappearance and reappearing. It shows a man swimming relaxedly on his back in the “dead man” position. Waves repeatedly break over him, swallowing his breath, making him vanish. Over and over again he emerges giving himself up to the water. Just as the unforeseeability of existence wears him down, so life constantly devotes itself, must surrender itself. With the knowledge that, at any moment, he can be pulled into the depths or catapulted into the heights.