Germany – USA / Duration 2m 41s / 2012
KEYSTONE depicts the connections between touristic performance and the fictionalized symbolism of national sights. Installed as a reference to touristic behaviour, the work establishes a correspondence between the act of image-taking and the photographed object itself. Is the process of taking a picture worth more than the actual experience?
My practice is deeply concerned with the flux of dominating power structures in contemporary society. Operating within the mediums of video and installation art, I thrive to establish a discussion around peculiarities of space and abstract representations of realities. My work investigates what recognizable role national and global identity plays in today’s fast-paced consumer culture. By positioning the viewer between the real and the imagined, my work aims to challenge existing power constructions and spatial linearities.