Martina Geiger‑Gerlach

Gastspiel | Guest Performance

Eight residents of homeless shelters are interested in the offer to stage themselves as spectators in art exhibitions. They try to look into the lens of a fixed camera for an hour, so that their gaze seems to meet the gaze of the later vis-à-vis sitting visitors. Every woman works as long as she wants. I pay the protagonists, distribute drinks and sweets, turn on the camera and leave the room. Each presentation of the uncut record will be announced by an updated exhibition poster.

Video Installation | 2009
approx. 4 m × 4 m
Poster DIN A1 | Projection 1,70 m × 1,00 m ( 60:00, colour, sound) | Bench (variable dimensions)
(Film clip: 02:25 | 60:00)