Dries Verhoeven | Netherlands

Guilty Landscapes

Erlangen
Wed. 29.05. – 14:00-22:00
Südliche Stadtmauerstraße 20
Erlangen
Thu. 30.05. – 12:00-20:00
Südliche Stadtmauerstraße 20
Erlangen
Fri. 31.05. – 14:00-22:00
Südliche Stadtmauerstraße 20
Erlangen
Sat. 01.06. – 14:00-22:00
Südliche Stadtmauerstraße 20
Erlangen
Sun. 02.06. – 12:00-20:00
Südliche Stadtmauerstraße 20

Episode #1 – Hangzhou

ca. 10 min
without words | for one person at a time

Video installation

The continual availability of news on our laptops, televisions and smartphones makes us perpetual witnesses to complex situations on the other side of the world. We can feel unease every day through the confrontation with presumed poverty and desperation. The news camera is not neutral; intentionally or unintentionally, those who are filmed are framed as victims. Before they know it, the social conscious viewer is dragged into a vortex of guilt and shame. With the large scale video installation “Guilty Landscapes” Verhoeven brings the reality of uncomfortable news images confrontingly close. He poses the question of whether a personal connection is possible between the viewer and the person being viewed. What if the news were to turn and look at its witnesses; what if the protagonists on the evening news were to look us in the eye?

For one person at a time. Please call 09131/86-1408 (as of 24 May: 0170/8591584)  to reserve a specific time slot. Tickets can only be bought at the box office.

www.driesverhoeven.com