Performance and video installation
Saarbrücken, Luxemburg, Vienna 1999
Original length 35 minutes
Performance: Walli Höfinger
Technical Support: Harald Söther
Camera: Ulrich Behr, Michaela Köck, Martin Luckert
Photos: Karl-Heinz Friedrich, Martin Luckert
In the work “Dream.body/-memory” I seek a dialogue between the present moment and the latent potential of dreams and memory, represented by the performer and her electronic double – a video-body object made of 5 monitors.
This performance is about the fascination of the electronic double, a mirror which creates an inner life of its own - a new reality which functions as a metaphor for the fact that all you have ever felt, thought, seen and experienced is ultimately recorded/stored in your body-soul. In this sense I understand video as “the body of a monitor filled with non-substantial life”. The medium offers me the possibility of creating an optical time which can be associated with the quality and reality of dreams and memories.
Each of the two performing bodies, the real and the virtual one, has different ways of expressing itself.