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  • RESTRAINING MOTION

    Video Installation, 2014 || Two Channel HD, 5:00 min

    Restraining Motion studies the role of the individual in society. The representation of outer constraints and the revolt of the individual are picked up in a stylized choreography. Projected onto the broad façade of windows of a building on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin, the filmic production looks like shadow theater for the audience and random passersby. In linking film and live performance, the work reveals tragic and comic elements. The performers are captured in an absurd work cycle by the repetition of movement. The conceptual starting point for the work lies in the ideas on social justice and pacifism of communist theorist and politician Rosa Luxemburg and her aphorism, “Those who do not move cannot feel their chains.”