Pictures by Levin Vieth

Video by Levin Vieth

KÖRPERWELTEN

Collaboration by Lyn Bentschik, Nora Werren and Levin Vieth

Performative Installation, 2020

Körperwelten is a performative installation for a body and three projectors. 

The performer is lying down in the center of a dark room. They have a naked upper body and naked feet. 

Three video loops are projected on three different body parts of the performer: the feet, the back and the stomach.

The projected videos show close up shots of body parts that don't necessarily belong to the performer lying there. The editing of the video reminds of Instagrams boomerang-function. 

The two bodies start to melt into each other: eyes and tongues appears on the foot, hands grabbing a stomach on the back. The lines between reality and projection disappear for a moment. Which body moves?

In their hand, the performer holds a small speaker, that plays distorted voices and rhythms that were recorded during the shooting of the close-up body parts. 

The audience is invited to walk around the installation and observe the body and the  projections. 

Shown at ZHdK, March 2021

© 2020 by Lyn Bentschik