the wanderer

2007, 1 channel video, 3’37”, SD Pal / actor: Jo Dunkel, Producer: Stella Händler, light: Dominik Keller

Full of positive energy and the urge to move forward, this wanderer strides through nature, a pioneer discovering new land, a man on his way into the future. As his happiness increases to euphoria, his gait becomes increasingly heavy. As if in a nightmare, his movements seem to load more and more energy, yet he has almost come to a standstill. Like a running machine that is blocked, at the end it seems he is on the verge of explosion. His energy is not only taking him nowhere, it is slowly turning against him.

Text by Chantal Mollheur (Whiteframe) for the exhibition “Frenetic Stillstand”.