"Operation Change", color/sound, 09:00 min (left)
"global loop", slide show, color/without sound, 13:00 min (right)
GLOBAL LOOP On site installation, vinyl on floor and 2-part video projection
The title of the solo exhibition refers to the real world travel project and travelog of the same name "global loop" (2000). The observation of reality from a fictitious point of view - as a splitting off of an alter "ego" - becomes fundamental for the artistic working method.
Crossing a model-like map, visitors reach a 2-part video projection in which the stations of the journey are cited: from Berlin to Johannesburg and via Hong Kong to Tokyo, via Sydney and Los Angeles to Rio de Janeiro and back to Berlin. Supplemented by video recordings of a trip to Beijing and Shanghai in 2003 ("Operation Change"), the story develops in a strange tension between real experience and fictitious identity, distanced observation and speculative invention. Video loops, off-voice and intertitles constantly link the moving images into an always different docufiction report about the protagonist's experiences.
The project and story are set against the backdrop of advancing globalization and campaigns for the new information and communication technologies. Suspicious of this hype, the artist explores the effects of global development in several self-experiments. Short trips, urban existence, communication structures and modern lifestyle are the cornerstones of her questioning in westernized mega-cities and business centers.
The artist's book "Grand Central - Dokufiction" was published to accompany the Solo Exhibition, also shown at Hafemann Gallery Wiesbaden (global loop 2004).