NEUES DASEIN / Foreshame
[2-channel video installation in a 2m x 2m x 3m dark space with a church pew. Video loop 7:35 min]
In this installation for 48 Stunden Neukölln Berlin, I focus on shame. According to Louis Tas, a Dutch psychiatrist, shame is the fear of being cast out. The installation, which has characteristics of a confessional, is a space for contemplating shame.
Through (virtual) reality simulations, the ‘Neues Dasein’ group show celebrates the confusion and ennui of the fast-paced contemporary life. The exhibition contains works by four artists – Isabel Ramos, Anaïs Hazo, Kalle Kuikkaniemi and me – bringing into spotlight some of the effects of an accelerating technological age and its unforeseen subsequent results.
‘Neues Dasein’ reflects a pervasive culture of digital isolation, boredom and overstimulation. The show analyzes the emotional impacts of the ‘Neues Dasein’ (new existence) through distraction, human interaction and personal reflection.
‘Neues Dasein’ was part of Neukölln 48 Stunden Festival, June 23-25, 2017.
Location: SomoS Berlin
Kottbusser Damm 95-1. OG, 10967, Berlin