Installation view: Franckesche Stiftungen, Halle/Saale, Germany

Die kollektive Last

(The collective weight)

2011, 1-channel video installation, HD, 2:30

Concept and direction: Christian Niccoli
Camera: Andreas Steffan

Sound: Roman Strack
Setdesign: Peter Hansen
Assistants: Augusto Buzzegoli, Valentina Ferrandes
Cast: Alexander Abramyan, Julia Glasewald, Marielena Krewer, Mathieu Pelletier, Hanna Friederike Stange, Belinde Ruth Stieve


The installation shows a group of people holding a weight. Projecting the film to the ceiling of the space, the observer is forced the look upwards to watch it. The attempt is to physically and emotionally involve him into the heaviness of the collectively carried weight.

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