In Schmerzen heimeln


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2019, 00:37:30, 1080p25, color, sound


The video In Schmerzen heimeln (2019) deliberately dispenses with the element of language as it introduces viewers to the gloomy atmosphere of the so-called “Leibraum”. The walls of the room are lined with metal plates. Mounted at head level is a horizontal grating that holds worn agricultural machinery and a dripping body. An agate snail crawls along chessboard figures crafted from toast bread. The eerie soundscape, with crackling, scraping, and hissing noises, along with the cool tones of an undulating, wandering light, create a gripping atmosphere. In the video, the artist appears together with the actor Frank Seppeler and invites viewers into the milieu of the scarily absurd and oppressive.