Wasserfall (48°08'43.1"N 11°35'16.0"E)

2014–2017


This work is a video projection as well as a longterm photography project around an artificial waterfall in the centre of Munich, laid out around 1800. A rapidly flowing canal, boulders, old trees and the picturesque waterfall create an seemingly wild scenery that magically attracts locals as well as tourists. Although swimming is officially prohibited, this place is a very popular bathing spot. The scenery seems like a theatre play with ever changing actors in a never changing script. Bodies of swimmers flow with dizzying speed through the canal, while a concrete wall in the middle apparently allows walking on the water. At the edge of the canal, passerbies stare, pose and take photographs. While the video could be seen as a kind of poetic behavioral study, the photographs focus on ever repeating gestures and details.

 

2 channel video, ca. 15 min.
C-Prints, different sizes (Ed. of 5)