2 Channel Installation, HD-Video, b&w, sound, 6.50 Min. (Loop)
M(O)USE is questioning the role of subject/object, reflecting affection/relationships (to others/ to art) in our digital age. It`s about surfaces & superficial satisfaction and inspired by iconic video-works like “Art must be beautiful” (Abramovic) and “Fly” (Y. Ono).
The title refers to a muse which can either be the digital male torso or myself as the performer but also to the technical device, the computer mouse, that serves as an almost prosthetic extension of our body, to perform everything: even the intimate, the touch. There is an interdependency between the screen that mirrors the movement of the performer (in the form of the computer hand symbol). The work is also hinting at art and the artist as economic objects rather than someone/thing to love (and in this way to economically perform). The power relations between object-subject can be looked at from diverse angles. It´s constantly in flux who has what role, who is in control of whom, in t his game of virtual and real. Even more, when an observing public is becoming part of that intimate correspondence.
2016 Proyector Videoart Festival, Madrid
2016 FUSO Videoart-Festival, MAAT, Lisboa
2015 Femmes' Video Art Festival 2, Los Angeles
2015 ONE – AN/OTHER, Muratcentoventidue, Bari