17.09. - 04.11.
screening Lindenstrasse 35 Berlin,
daily 6 pm – 12 am

Eva Meyer & Eran Schaerf
Record: I Love You, 1999. 8:54 min, color, silent

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An experiment merging the movements of a dance, a camera and a setting into an unforeseen choreography of fragmentation, depersonalisation and deterritorialization. „A couple, a man and a woman, dancing a tango. The man is holding a customary video camera within a sophisticated system of mirrors and intricate high-tech structure in such a way that the couple were sometimes visible and sometimes invisible; the dance itself leads the camera, rendering it mobile and rhythmic. Nevertheless, no effects of blurring or crudity can be seen, but rather a clear, perfect image, probably filmed using autofocus. The image is determined by the rhythm of the dance, while the dance itself remains hidden, because for once it is a silent video without no soundtrack. While watching this mirrored dance, you constantly wish you could hear the music. By its absence, the music becomes all the more powerful—as desire. […] A masterpiece on dancing.

Friedrich Kittler, CTRL [SPACE], international media art award, 2001.