DIE UMARMUNG (The embrace), 2003

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

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.