Two-channel-video, DV, NTSC, SD, sound, 2:47 looped, 2010/11
In Swing two juxtaposed images show an austere scenario of several adults and a child who do not move. The scenario is filmed in two slightly dissimilar ways with a camera that oscillates between the actors in space, bouncing left and right. At moments views of the scene are doubled, at other times parts of the scene are left out. As a result new relations are created between the represented persons, generating friction between the images and spatial distortion.
The low camera point of view corresponds with a child's perspective. Some adult's heads are outside of the frame, only visible at fleeing moments in the mirror's reflection. Visible are just their lower body parts, which gives them a disquieting presence.
The soundtrack is a musical composition mixed from fragmented dialogues. Repeated and deprived of their original chronology and context the phrases become demanding questions, orders, justifications or thoughts that allow for ambiguous, unsettling interpretations.