_Lives in Vienna
Digital video (color, sound), approx.
Courtesy of the artist
in a conversation with Moira Zoitl
M_ the video project Balance shows pictures of girls in public space.
The central figures are three
friends who converse with each other at different places in Vienna. How
did this project come about?
R_ I asked friends of my own age to tell me about their recollections
of their youth. In the process, certain themes crystallized things
Magda, Ewa and Andrea spoke about on video. Themes such as friendship,
being a woman, security, future, music, etc. that for me are still relevant
today just as they were back then. I selected the shooting sites in public
space after speaking with the girls. Through our conversations they took
on symbolic quality, as e.g., the globe in front of which Ewa yells "the
world belongs to us". My interest in this project was to focus exclusively
on the girls and to give them space to move in with the video. (..)
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