Zeno Gries - background image

The Artist is now flat and glowing

video installation / 1 min 56 sec, loop / 2018

Der Künstler ist jetzt flach und leuchtet

The video, which is being projected onto a plastic foil shows me how I breathe slowly and deeply. Behind the foil, which roughly corresponds to my body's dimensions, fans switch on and off in synch with my breath — the foil puffs up according to the breathing and collapses again.

The sounds of breathing and the lifelike dimensions of the figure create the illusion of a physical presence for a brief moment, but it has something ghostly about it due to the translucent, glowing foil.