2012 EIN NACHTSTÜCK, ciné collage, 3 channel filminstallation, loop, BW, no sound, 5.10 min
A season in hell a ghostly city by night an echo of themselves like shadows through a mirror the landscape rose slowly before us a glorious death we don't need mirrors anymore to talk to ourselves.
An end. Impasse.
The ciné collages, 3 screenings parallel, only in black and white, without tone.
The dialogue takes place between the individual scenes. By using different imaging sequences and lengths a new conflict, a new language, a new image is created.
Ein Nachtstück is a 3 channel video installation, which is created in great detail from still photographs. PR uses a technique to make her film loops which she has named ciné-collage.
Multiple still photographs of characters and location details are collaged together in painterly layers and given just enough movement to provide a depth of colour and space.
Architectural elements, buildings, gardens and public spaces of Paris are montaged and arranged together to present a destroyed, post-apocalyptic world.
By using the bilateral symmetry of a building and its surroundings (manipulated elements of vegetation, water, fire and air), or seen in the tradition of the Rorschach test, perspectives change.
The world reflects itself, and seems to break and collapse. Patricia Reinhart created a world full of darkness, fear and the feeling of oppression. The disaster of the present has become an irrevocable reality.
All of the female figures bear traces of the influence of the gestural qualities of silent movies and photographs from the nineteenth century.
Lautréamont's " Les Chants de Maldoror " and Max Ernst's collages "Une semaine de Bonté" influenced Reinhart during the process of developing this work.