"on the fragilities of borders"

2021, videoprojection, Germany, 10’10’’, HD-video, 16:9, with sound

Ana Baumgart and Ina Schoof deal with foreign cultures in their works. The space of distance is their studio, where they approach unknown people with an intention. Their video works are created on location, in which they and the others become the subject of their work. They choose a means in advance, bring something with them or demand something in order to penetrate the social fabric. The realization of their intention remains a utopia and leads them into a discourse that becomes the basis of their work. The stranger is both stage and mask for them. The resulting images move between detailed staging and permitted fleetingness.

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