Die Umarmung (The embrace)

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.