video installation 4,38 min. loop
the video work is an installation for exhibition places, projected upon silk screen free floating in the room.
… and that which I should have found within the picture I found instead between the picture and myself, namely an appeal from the heart to the picture and a rejection by the picture …
(Heinrich von Kleist, Berliner Abendblätter, No. 12, 13.10.1810, p. 47f.)
„Gegenwart der Vergangenheit [The Past in the presence of Now]: "The Age of Discovery – AD 2010" is what Andréas Lang calls one of his most recent video works. A double-edged title, seeing that the clouded picture is of a caravel such as crossed the Seven Seas at the dawn of modern times, always in search of unknown terrain. But what starts out as an adventure feature becomes increasingly bizarre. The scenery is unmasked as a set, the ominous vision as a romantic process shifting from the finite to the infinite.“
from a text by Matthias von Tesmer, Munich 2010