2002 – four video objects
The monitor screens serve as the stool seats of these four video objects. On the monitors the viewer sees people (two children, a young man and a woman), who seem to be cowering within the stools/boxes. The actors were filmed from above with a camera attached to the ceiling. They sat in a box painted black inside and covered with a glass top. They thus seem to be holding up the glass seats with their hands, heads, and backs, or rather, holding up the people sitting on the glass seats - with increasing effort. The imprisoned people beat against the glass, push their noses up against it, and try to make contact with the viewers. They lock gazes with the viewers, who have to decide if they really want to sit down on such imprisoned creatures.
This work was first shown in the "Face to Face" exhibition at the Galerie Gabriele Rivet Köln (Cologne) from October 30 - December 21, 2002.Actors: Ulrike Jagla-Blankenburg and Louisa Blankenburg, Max Wilms-Posen and Georg Maurer Construction assistants and stool designers: Bodo Seipke and Roland Schiborr