Reich, Johanna (solo)

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CologneOFF 2011 – videoart in a global context
March 2011 – solo feature

Johanna Reich
German media artist

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    1.

    Blast
    HD, PAL, 1`00, 2008
    DVD-player, Videoprojector, speaker
    Found footage from John Hustons film “The misfits”, 1961
    Shattered dreams…

    2.

    Kassandra
    HD, PAL, 4`00, 2008
DVD-player, Videoprojector, speaker
    Found footage from Fritz Langs film “Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler”, 1920/21
Sculpting skin.
Carving the projection surface reminds of sculptors work being at the same time sculptor and sculpture.

    3.

    Black Hole
    DV, PAL, 6`00, 2009
    DVD-Player, videoprojector, speaker
    A person dressed in black diggs a hole into snow. The person disappears in front of the camera.

    4.

    Front
    DV, PAL, 2:18, 2006
    DVD-player, Videoprojector, speaker

    Making a stand against.
    A young woman during her fight against the camera. While shooting peas against the camera, the sound of pistols and mashine guns is audible.

    5.

    BlueRed
    DV, PAL, 3`00, 2008
DVD-player, Videoprojector, speaker
    Assimilation of the environment or how to create your own norms.

    6.

    A State of Crystal
    DVCPRO HD, PAL, 3:20, 2010
    The camera lies in a puddle on the ground. It films the surroundings and the reflection of the surroundings on the water’s surface. The artist runs towards the camera and jumps into the puddle thus destroying the mirrored image. The camera lying in the water is rotated by 180 degrees. As a result, the image above and not, as would be expected, the image below is destroyed at the moment of the jump.

    7.

    Notes
    DVCPRO HD, PAL, 4:30, 2010
    A video projection on a black screen Numerous light yellow Post-it notes can be seen on a black wall. A figure in black removes the Post-its until it merges with the black background and can no longer be seen.

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