Johanna Reich: De Vez En Cuando

 
  • ©2007, Johanna Reich

Artist(s):


Title:


    De Vez En Cuando

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2007

Medium:


    Video, experimental

Category:



Artist Statement:


    My video shows a young woman boxing toward the camera and a man and woman speaking. They are both saying the same thing, but in different languages: “The wind doesn’t change, bit by bit I learned, the wind doesn’t change.” Gradually, the black-and-white image acquires colored spots, evidence of an invisible fight. A poetic fight. I combined modern technical effects with an old-fashioned monochrome film style to create a particular mood. This manipulation of colors and style challenges the viewer’s perception.


Technical Information:


    The video consists of two versions of images: coloured and monochrome. Different masks let the coloured video appear
    as stains in the beginning and in the end. Every frame of the coloured video is arranged using several edited layers. The
    coloured stains surface in conjuction with the sound: while the sound of beating is audible, the coloured stains appear on
    the woman’s face.