Gabriele Stellbaum

The PrincipleMünchhausen

Stellbaum translates literary fragments into dystopian video installations where she usually participates as the sole actor. The Principle transforms a passage from Samuel Beckett’s Molloy into a slapstick performance as a parody of logic and rationality. Stellbaum continuously removes sixteen stones from her mouth distributing them in her pockets in jacket and pants, and by way of a complex formal logic devises a perfect technique for distributing these sixteen stones among four pockets, sucking on each one equally.