three-channel-videoinstallation, 07:56 min
The three-channel installation "Fish Tank" (2013) shows girls at the aquarium of the Bochum zoo. A mysterious film. The big, toneless fish sometimes look like zombies. They travel their orbits cold and obstinate. The girls sit around, detached: do they even look at the fish? Two of them lie in each other’s arms. They do not speak or move. Some of them stand between the aquariums. (...) It is as if the aquarium is their inner world, they are separated from it by the pane of glass. A gurgling sound can be heard. The faces themselves become the dividing surface. The aquarium symbolizes what is happening in the mind. Their gaze is turned inward, they look directly through the camera. (...)
Is the glass of the aquarium an intentionally shielded view into the sheer infinite past; a separating pane that I bounce off of as the world has become unfamiliar to me?
(excerpt catalogue text, by Jean- Christophe Ammann)
This video gives an impression of the installation (Kunsthaus Essen, Germany, 2013).