No Power Potential
Video installation with performance
Back-projection on silk cloth
Sculptures made of glazed pottery
Snow-spray writing on front window glass
3 h performance with 2 performers during exhibition opening
Video: 5min, color/sound, loop
A green carpet spread out in the gallery formulates the starting point for an installation that combines video, performance and sculpture. A silk fabric runs through the room, becoming the projection screen. In the projected video, people are skiing and you can see scenes in the snow, that are interrupted by quick cuts of loudness and noise. The voice of a woman (Isabella’s mother) reads excerpts from „Le Corps utopique“ by Michel Foucault.
Glazed pottery objects are hung in rows, similar to chains of thought. As if in a dream, the performers play an alternating game, move the objects and themselves on the carpet. The focus of this site-specific work is a critical survey of social orientation on potential in the context of production. In this context, the exhibition title „Sugar Makes You Sad“ as well as the work title „No Power Potential“ points to the reflective state of a „low“ that presumably preceded a „high“.
Text by Philipp Fürnkäs