Die Initialisierung von Selbst (The Initialisation of the Self)

Sommercamp, Galerie Haas & Fischer, Sihlfeldstrasse Zürich, 25. July 2009

Slightly reproachful, the woman in the video looks at the observer and monotonously says eight verbs: „Obey – oblige – decide – adhere to – conduct – Vollstrecken – fulfil – execute“. The look is pleading as if it was our responsibility to liberate the prisoner from her repetitive loop. The artist Nicole Biermaier stages herself in her video piece as a labourer in a grey gown with her hair backcombed in a serious way.[…]