Ulrike Rosenbach, 1979, 19'45''

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In the video 'Lotusknospentöne' the irritatingly slow action is a major element of expression. The screen is filled with the full frontal view of the artist's face. In front of her face she joins her hands which hold two long batons. Each stroke produces a thumping, reverberating sound. With each centimetre of the slowly moving hands the face behind seems to change. The repetitive movements of the hands continue throughout, while the artist remains in permanent eye contact via the recording camera thereby retaining the tension. All this seems to breathe more the atmosphere of a meditation than the usual quick and lively commercial images of television that are likely to have formed the visual expectation of the viewer at the time when the video was produced. escription based on Glüher, "Ulrike Rosenbach". Köln: Wienand Verlag & Medien, 2005, p. 223. Read more...

  • Date: 1979
  • Length: 19'45''
  • Type: Video
  • Copyrights: All rights reserved (c) LIMA
  • Genre: portrait, poetry, performance (artwork genre), self-portrait
  • Keywords: time, identity, sound (subject), interaction sound/image, third world/non-western culture, mythology