Katharina Gruzei – Dialoge I – IV,9’17, 2007/08

Dialoge I – IV shows the communication between two people. The project focuses on creating a sketch of the intense exchange between two cultures by using the gaze as the main form of communication. Here “culture” does not mean a person’s origin but the unique cultivation that everyone experiences and makes people individuals.
Conflicts occur when multilayered cultural,emotional and personal experiences are communicated. The gaze plays a major role within this exchange and it becomes a universal language. The piece renounces verbal communication and introduces gestures instead. In aesthetic terms, the image transcends the borders between photography and film. Initially it appears to be a photograph but upon closer observation the picture starts to move and initiates the dialog. Two people are sitting face to face and communicate with gestures that are used in daily life but could easily evade our perception.

In collaboration/Courtesy Charim Galerie, Wien, AT.

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