1995 | Single-channel video sculpture | 160 x 55 x 55 cm

video sculpture consisting of a rubber corsage and monitors shaping a human body
»female coalities« Städtische Galerie Bremen, 1996
Originally developed as the central prop for a video performance during which a singer slowly walks through a deserted forest while rendering Gustav Mahler‘s lied »Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen«, the video sculpture Haeuten consists of a black rubber body suit slit into the form of a bodice. It is festooned with miniature LCD monitors displaying extreme close-ups of the surface of human and animal skins. On coming closer to the sculpture, the visitor hears the unsettling humming of mosquitoes flying to certain death upon the fluorescent rods of an insect-exterminating contraption.

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videostill, sheep skin

videostill, bock fur

Häuten Sculpture, Videostills


Haeuten  Performance 1997

with sopranist Anastasia Vareli, during the opening ceremony of the ZKM Media Museum Karlsruhe Germany 1997

Opening of the ZKM Media Museum

Singer in a corsage, detail

Singer in a corsage

singer in Haeuten-corsage during the opening of the ZKM

* Haeuten Premiere: Neuer Berliner Kunstverein 30 Aug 1995