Johanna Reich (DE 1977) lives and works in Barcelona and Cologne. DLP video projectors often used in recent cinemas reproduce black while sending no light. The black parts of the video turn off the light of the projector - a vanishing image.
In Black Hole a person dressed in black digs a hole into snow until the black of the clothes and the black of the ground fuse . The person disappears in front of the camera. The video „black hole“ shows a strategy to escape in front of a camera. Escaping in front of the cinemas audience into another space. PRODUCTION Academy of Media Arts www.khm.de
Line A high-resolution digital camera reaches its limits. A person dressed in black paints a black line on a wall. As a result of lighting conditions the camera cannot differentiate between the black of the person and the black background. Artist and art fuse, the person seems to disappear in front of the camera. In times when we are observed by cameras every minute, “line” seems to be a humorous way to escape surveillance. PRODUCTION Academy of Media Arts www.khm.de