The Rustling Eyes (2022)

11min, color, sound

two-channel video, coat rack

“Langeweile ist ein warmes graues Tuch, das innen mit dem glühendsten, farbigsten Seidenfutter ausgeschlagen ist. In dieses Tuch wickeln wir uns, wenn wir träumen. “ (Walter Benjamin)

Our collaboration looks into the moments when the museum sitters (Museumsaufsicht) emerge above the horizon of the audience’s consciousness. The filming focuses on the fundamental body movements of sitters, which extend beyond the surface of Pinakothek der Moderne into mental and fictional spaces. The character “Sitter” is an amplifier of anyone who makes a living from looking at things and people, and who only becomes visible when certain rules are broken.

We are particularly curious about how the gigantic volume of time as such is consumed. Through the double portraits of Sitter and Stalker (performed by Jakob Geßner), we attempt to transform profound boredom into nameless, formless states of mind and free-floating sensations.

Co-directed with Eunju Hong; Camera: Marvin Puscher; Make-Up: Yuchu Gao; Documentation: Rupert Jörg; Special Thanks: Franziska Kunze

Installation view, Goethe Institut, Paris