Installation view at Galerie der Künstler Munich, 2018

Wasserfall (Waterfall, 2018) is a 2-channel video projection around and about an artificial waterfall in Munich's city center, laid out in the year 1800. Although swimming is officially prohibited and dangerous, it's a popular bathing spot during the summer months. 
A rapidly flowing canal, boulders, old trees, and the picturesque waterfall create a seemingly wild landscape – reminiscent of historical paintings – that magically attract locals and tourists. The scenery seems like a theatre play with ever-changing actors in a never-changing script: Bodies of swimmers float with dizzying speed through the canal, while a concrete wall in the middle allows walking on water. At the edge of the channel, passerby stare, pose and take photographs. Alternating between long, contemplative, and short sequences, in the projection, we get to observe the scenery and the almost identical visitors' actions from different and opposing perspectives. Through repetitions and deliberate connections, the work shows with sensitivity and a sense of humor, how our longing for nature has always shaped our behaviors, cities, and landscapes.

2-channel video projection with sound,
dimensions variable, 13 minutes loop.

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