Samstag, Sonntag, Montag
M+M, „Montag“ 2009, Videostills (Foto: M+M)
As visitors enter the ground floor of the Kunstverein, they are confronted by three narrative double projections. All of them show the same male protagonist (Christoph Luser), always in different roles and contexts and always speaking to different people. The viewer thus moves through a cinematic kaleidoscope of heterogeneous facets of one personality.
In all three film installations, key scenes from movies are reinterpreted by taking pre-existing concepts and feelings from the dual projections and jutting them up against each another.
„Saturday“, which is to some extent homoerotic, refers for example to a scene from the film „Saturday Night Fever“ by John Badham. „Sunday“ refers to the opening sequence of Godard’s „Le Mépris“, in which Brigitte Bardot oscillates between a highly erotic and childlike-naïve persona. The initial point of „Monday“, on the other hand, is the eponymous scene from Kubrick’s horror film „The Shining“, in which father and son only appear to be holding an ordinary conversation. The identity of the father/husband is constantly changing between roles and feelings.
The hero’s mental state is founded in the conditions of the genre it comes from. Common to all scenes is the critical but subliminal situation, an ambivalent state of limbo in which the protagonist seems to be at a watershed.
Series of film installations in the lobby of the Kunstverein München
April 24-28, 2013, 10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.