carols of cockayne

presented at carols of cockayne, udk, berlin, 2010
carols of cockayne, 3 ch version, club jesus, berlin, 2009

Carols of Cockayne is a 1-year-research project on the mediated visions of war, consisting of 3 phases rendered in different media such as digital print, oil painting, 3 channel video installtion and a final single channel video.

carols of cockayne

single channel hdv, 16:9, color, sound, 7', 2010
voice-over: rebecca loyche

All the footages are from YouTube, where the fascinations for the scenes of destructiveness at a war and of the excitement on the streets during Silvester in Neukölln equally appear. The narrative evolve around different quotations on war and its techniques, memories and fantasies interwoven into a fictive user's manual for a war toy that connects the viewer to the remote sites of war.  

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carols of cockayne

3 channel dv loop
circle, pal, 4:3, color, sound, '50, 2009
text2, pal, 4:3, color, '42, 2009
sailor moon, pal, 4:3, color, sound, 3'48, 2009


carols of cockayne

maße von dunkelheit, oil on canvas, 85 x 70 cm, 2009
dream of war, digital print, 50 x 40 cm, 2009

Maße von Dunkelheit and Dream of War belong to the first phase of the project, presented as two combined pieces. It deals with the linguistic and figurative representation of a narrative on war, which lays between the realm of fiction and the documentary.



version udk


version club


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