Installation view: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Die Umarmung

(The embrace)

2003, 2-channel video installation, 1:20

Concept and direction: Christian Niccoli

Assistent: Pietro Mele
Cast: Cecile Engelen, Panagiotis Gliatas

A young couple is sitting on a bench in a park. The scene has been photographed from two perspectives, in order that the observer, entering the space, catches sight of two different but identical perspectives of the same subject. Despite the physical closeness and the almost idyllic setting; although everything is perfect or maybe exactly because of that, both youngsters reaches unexpectedly for a remote control and switches off the other.

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