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Alta Ego

2.59 min, DV Cam
Münster, Germany

In 'Alta Ego' two sequences in circles with 180° degree difference in perspective are being contrasted. In the close up of the left circle there are almost only the eyes in sight, looking downward as if starring on the secondary perspective. In the right lower circle there is a small figure dancing naked to percussion in a wild, excessive ecstasy. The close up personae is barking with angriness at the dancer and loses increasingly energy. In the end of the more and more excited dance, the barker will capitulate in sadness. The video refers to an inner twist, as if lust and drive start to compete with the mind's decisions.

(Georg Elben, Jumpnights, Museum Ludwig, Cologne)