Christoph Keller: ANARCHEOLOGY, 2014
HD-Video, 12:40 min, black and white, silent
Anarcheology, the most recent video work by Christoph Keller, is a travelogue on the fringes of what can be said or written—a text which deals with the spoken word and orality, in a film paradoxically silent. Juxtaposing three different rhetorical regimes, the video stages a performative contradiction between method and subject. The images suggest a voyage, departing from a bridge near Manaus and entering into the depths of Amazonia, a land apparently devoid of human traces. Black and white photographs alternate rhythmically with text inserts, leaving behind an afterimage that draws the viewer into an intermittent story.