Menno Aden_Panel Flats

Filmstill from "Panel Flats", 2008
PAL, Color, Sound, 1:30 Min (Loop)

All photographs are Lightjetprints, Diasec. Edition of 5 plus 2 AP

 

The video "Plattenbau (Panel Flats)" shows more than 100 different windows of panel flats one after another in a fast exchange. This technique allows us to compare individually created spaces inside the same frame. The windows become interfaces that communicate from inside to outside as they reflect the way of life of the inhabitants. At the same time they can literally reflect the world outside. In this way our curiosity for other peoples' lives receives a voyeuristic aftertaste.

Through the almost similar repetitive pictures and sounds the looped film loses its humanity more and more. With no beginning and no end the concrete landscape seems to be end- and changeless and the video reminds us of our own "prefabricated" design for life.

 

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