Germany / Duration 6m 27s / 2013
‘Anuk Miladinović mistrusts space. So much so that she observes it with her camera, capturing its movements and then assembling them into oddly deserted images. Not literally deserted—people are definitely present. But they seem weirdly alienated, determined by the architecture, caught in unimaginable tasks.
Seven men descend into particular hollows in the floor of a crypt, so that the architecture puts them all at the same level. Individuality is equalized by the symmetry of architecture. Before, they were seven men in suits, on their way to work, and now they are sunk into a larger plan.
Two women stand before the gorge of a bridge that disappears in the center of the picture, keeping a look-out, waiting. Through the image, express trains shooting by—half-individual, half-thing—combine the scenarios and the artist’s observational space.’
Lotte Lindner & Till Steinbrenner, 2013, from the text “Questions Regarding the Behavior of Architecture”
My interest lays in the moving picture, showing a possible reality that is not real, but one the audience doesn’t discover on first seeing. First there is an irritation which the audience must overcome to find out what is real and what is fake.
Before I started to work as a video artist, I created site specific installations in relation to existing architecture. And still, architecture is an important element in my video work. With the help of montage, I create and combine places and architecture that seem to be imaginary but could be real within their situation and their function. Inspirations for my work I find in observing daily life, including the people and the architecture around me. I’m also inspired by works from other artists, filmmakers and authors that influence me for example Julian Rosefeldt, Hans Op de Beeck, David Claerbout, Mika Rottenberg, Roy Andersson, Franz Kafka, Raymond Carver, Daniil Charms, Ragnar Kjartansson and Andro Wekua.