Isabella Fürnkäs & Lukas von der Gracht
(To have) No words 2015
Video 2:57min, Color/Sound, Loop
back-projection onto silk fabric 2,5 m x 1,35 m
The piece is projected onto orange silk inviting the viewer into an orange-lit space. It provides enough space to see the piece from very close to 3m away. The sound of slow breathing mixed with smooth wind suggests an underwater atmosphere. The two faces lie cheek to cheek directly looking into the camera, closing their eyes, looking left and right, moving their hands slowly around the faces. They never cross eyes or touch each other, communicating without a word.
Selfiecalypse Teen Hunger Ultra Death Attack 1.0 2015
Video 10:50min, Color/Sound, Loop
Flatscreen 80" on a big pole
Filmed in a newly built parking space in Staint-Paul-lès-Dax, where the French side of Isabella Fürnkäs family originates from, she challenges her friend and lover Lukas von der Gracht to a one-on-one duel. They fight through the entire architecture of the space, starting on the side of the parking lot and conquering Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 one after the other. It is a fight against one each other but against oneself aswell. The fighting sounds, surrounding and atmosphere remind us of a classic action movie. But there is no Happy End, both fighters die on the roof and the camera shows heaven in the last image.
Curated by Jan Wagner