Year: 2011 Type: Digital Video Animation Media Format: DVD Dimension: variable Duration: Edition: 4/7 Credits: Acquisition: On permanent loan from the Bundeskunstsammlung, Bern, 2017. Inv. No. S0052.
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The metaphorically applied storyline of a dialogue in the form of a car crash, in which two subjects approach each other in slow motion and finally collide, provides the formal structure of the film. Mutual dependencies and influences are illustrated symbolically.
The force of the impact generates surprising body postures, a kind of endogenous memory archive that induces the protagonists to think about unprocessed traumas. Fading is used to insert biographical flashbacks or predictions.
The entire work is a study of how biographies or time models can be used in a narrative fashion and how identity-forming experiences can be represented in an artistically open manner.
(Text: Yves Netzhammer)
Yves Netzhammer (*1970), Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Raised in Diessenhofen and Schaffhausen, lives and works in Zurich.