Video installation | Digital video on PVC plate, 4:28 min., 2016
The video work Polliver was created in the course of the artist residency at the Urkultfestival 2016 in collaboration with the artist Renate Ranzi. The starting point of this cooperation was the observation of water reflections of a lake in the surrounding treetops. Nature influences its forms of representation through interaction with itself. Humans move in their environment using ready-made patterns to categorize their perceptions. To deceive this prejudiced view was a central concern of this cooperation which was should have been realized as a temporary sculptural installation in the woods.
A transparent PVC plate was supposed to serve as a projection surface. In the working process, however, the artists‘ expectations regarding the object have come into question. Random movement of this plate revealed an acoustic element that extended the qualities of the object as a mere projection surface. The intensity of this noise took the original function as a projection screen into the background. At that moment, the expectation of the object was changed by the object itself - thus the central statement of the work thematized itself in the working process and questioned the artists‘ perception. The artists themselves inadvertently became addressees of their own question. The materiality of Polliver (name of this PVC plate) has been redefined by its noise. The moment of this expansion was documented in the video work Polliver, where the object is being used as a noise generator. By projecting this video onto the object itself, Polliver was reused as a display and therefore became a tool.