Black Hole

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    Johanna Reich

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    video / experimental video

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A camera observes a snowy landscape. A person dressed in black removes the snow until it merges with the surface beneath the snow. The person before the camera vanishes. Black Hole is not only a play of human's perception, it rather reveals a media reflexive aspect and deals with the philosophical term existentialism. Jean-Paul Sartre's doctrine ''existence precedes essence'' is especially interesting in relation to contemporary questions of surveillance: Even by beeing watched every minute there is a free decision to find a way to resist. The camera seems to be limited to a documentary function while shooting Black Hole. We only see what the camera shows us, and we see it only as the camera shows us. The technical visual media, usually celebrated as an extension to our restricted view, is here streched to its limits.

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