MIRIAM LAUSSEGGER
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Sockel

The installation “Sockel” (pedestal/plinth) is based on a video, in which the camera follows the edges of a standard pedestal as used in exhibitions.
For the installation the video runs in a loop and is projected on the top of the pedestal, the place normally used for the presentation of art.
The pedestal, however, is not standing in an upright position, but instead is lying on a table. In this constellation it rather resembles a monitor usually used in exhibitions for the presentation of videos.
Together with the video a series of prints of video stills is presented. Those stills are captured in the moment, where one tracking shot is fading into the next. The superimposition of the images results in an abstract composition, with the image separated in to different areas.
The work “Sockel” revolves around the presentation of art. The pedestal becomes the raw material of the different elements of the installation, but still remains – in a slightly modified way – the platform used for the presentation.