Memento

2022, Animation, 5:00 min

The basis of this work are 25 photographs in long exposure, which were taken during a dance rehearsal. Like modules, they are rearranged and repeated by me. This creates an artificial, seemingly endless dance that no longer has anything to do with the original choreography. Following the baroque model, beauty and death are metaphorically juxtaposed here – a vanitas dance to the impermanence of life.

The video is accompanied by the excerpt The Burial of the Dead from the poem The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot (1922).

Dancer: Dominik Feistmantl

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