Alexander Hahn

My Own Private UniverseAwaiting the Great VisitI Came Here to SleepOn the Nature of ThingsOf Shadow & Light - Riddle of ImagesFundamentals of LegerdemainUrbs TurritaThe Bernoulli ItineraryDirt SiteAerial StillsArthurViewers of OpticsAviation MemoriesSecret SanctionsThe Red Broadway CrawlerDream of ZanzibarState of BeingThe Outer PlantJonaState of beingA Real World Film Version 1A Real World Film Version 2Getting Nowhere

The videos of Alexander Hahn have been called “neurological fictions.” This refers on the one hand to the thematic motifs (States of Being). Yet the aspect of the neurological refers primarily to the way in which Hahn approaches found or self-made video images. He combines them to form metanarratives that in their open, associative structure are first of all similar to processes of consciousness and, based on these, develops intricate “narratives” (Secret Sanctions). In so doing, with his computer expertise Hahn proves to be an attentive observer and analyst of the new digital surfaces and interfaces that emerged in the 1980s.