Five - Up and Down

Five - Up and Down

1993 – 7:42 min

Two women, two men, and a child jump one behind another into the TV picture in five different layers (using the chroma-key effect). The camera is not pointed at the object as usual, but rigidly and mercilessly stays focused on the space above their heads. The five people became bouncing balls, slaves to the camera, the TV, and their own ambitions. Their energy wanes. One after another, each person must give up. The question as to "who will be the winner?" keeps the tension going like in a sports competition. The winner holds out for nearly eight minutes. The video stops when he is completely exhausted.

Actors: Barbara Brabänder, Katrin und Milena Hoffmann, Tilman Leher, and Axel Meinhard