ZEITWERK / "wheel of time" (2015)

video installation 8 min. loop exhibition HOME VARIATIONS 2017, Luther Church, Cologne

The video installation ZEITWERK consists of a video projection (DV: 8 minutes loop including audio collage assembled from annual fair music in waltz rhythm), a single video on flat screen, a shadow projection and a Ferris wheel toy.
The overall image of the multi layered installation is composed out of a giant shadow projection from a little toy Ferris wheel in which a colorful video of a girl is projected, who is performing cartwheels in front of all the art pieces at the Venice Biennale 2015.
In the center of the projection on a flat screen turns a wind turbine, similar to the function of a motor, fast, then more slowly until it comes to a stop in order then to change direction.
There are various directions of different wheels: the Ferris wheel is turning right, the girls cartwheels turn left and the wind turbine changes its directions. Moreover the sound collage is played backwards. Zeitwerk explores the passage of time.

Videostills (click to watch Quicktime movie; documentation studio setup, Künsterdorf Schöppingen)

Meeting Point (2002)

3-channel videoinstallation

Video: Meeting Point

Fragment (1997)

film / slide - installation

triptych: two coulor slides, one black & white 16mm film


Mood Indigo (1997)

16mm film-installation

Walk around (1996)

Super8 film-installation

A picture in picture story

Boy in subway (1995)

Super8 film/video installation

Installation view: Super8 film projection and single video monitor ("picture in picture")

Hörspiel grün (1994/2000)

Interactive audioinstallation

The spectator on stage is listening to an narrative composed of analog, quadraphonic soundscapes.

In general my works address my interest in the position of the spectator, in relation to myself and to my artwork. An early example of this exploration is my audio installation titled Hörspiel grün (green radio-play, 1994). I put the spectator on a one-man stage, confined in a narrow space where he listens to a track consisting of a short, fragmented story, noises and music about contradictory situations like moving and standing still, or being a foreigner and a native. The spectator's processing of, and reactions to, these contradictions is the central part of the work.

Inside Out (1999)

Participatory audiovisual installation at Witte de Withstraat, Rotterdam

2x 16mm films & 7 single videos (loop) placed in windows, audiowork inside the gallery