Exhibition
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Monitor: JOHANNA DOMKE

March 1 — March 31, 2011

JOHANNA DOMKE
Sleepers

"Sleepers" is shot during night time at Stansted airport, located outside of London. Stansted is known for being the central airport for low-cost airlines and because of its location and the very early departures many passengers spend the night at the airport. The camera silently moves through the entrance hall and pans the sleeping people that lay spread around over the chairs of the waiting area or simply on the floor. It seems as if the airport has come to a standstill. By moving inside this standstill "Sleepers" is portraying a non-moment in a non-place.

"Sleepers", HD DVCPRO, 10:40 min, 2007

From march 2011 there's also another video online by Johanna Domke on the CHANNEL of the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof: Arte-Creative online zu sehen:

JOHANNA DOMKE
Stultifera Garden

"Stultifera Garden" deals with an overlapping structure of the public and the private. The film is set in a park – a cultivated form of nature. In baroque times the park functions as a symbol of power by the oligarchy, demonstrating their influence by forcing nature into a human ideal. The traditional garden is a place where the entire world is represented in highly symbolic symmetry and perfection. Today it is a place were city dwellers recover from busy urban life. At the same time it is a place implementing the "elsewhere" - an un-ruled territory for individuals who are in conflict with society or the human milieu in which they live. It is also a place for individuals whose behaviour is deviant with the respect to the mean or the required norm.

DV, 4 min 30sek, 4:3, colour, sound, 2008

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