Von Tiefdruckgebieten angetriebene Starkwindereignisse bei gleichzeitigem Einbruch von polarer Kaltluft, 2019
Videoinstallation, HD Video 25 min. Mit Audio.
Skulpturen: Glas, Kohle, gesalzene Cracker, tote Bienen, Sand, gebrauchte Zigaretten, Zweige, Silberlöffel
In her works Johanna Kotlaris elaborates narratives that examine dynamics of relationship, and the way proximities and boundaries are established and negotiated. Kotlaris’ work is interested in the relationship between emotional, psychological and physical spaces, and how identities, hierarchies and forms of dependance are formed within these. How are these spaces shaped, and how do we act within them? How are the self and the other defined in this constant flux?
The installation Von Tiefdruckgebieten angetriebene Starkwindereignisse bei gleichzeitigem Einbruch von polarer Kaltluft consists of a video in which Kotlaris—in different role variations of a self—accompanies the viewer through a narration. A series of sculptures are showed alongside the video: various materials such as glass vessels, coal, or salted crackers find new forms of order relating to text and images of the video work. The narrative dips in and out of the rational and the irrational, disassembling the complexity of feelings and boundaries on various levels. Sea and mountain meet and love each other in a bathtub, rain heals painful wounds like a magic balm, and snowstorms and tornados are sung of in factual language. Finally a guided meditation sequence melts mountain, sea and the spectators themselves into each other, and one could think that «tout ne fait plus qu'un»…?
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