Palm springs unseen
Erwin “The films exhibited are part of a growing project that I started with the series Shanghai. Each of these five young women turn towards the viewer in a short film with a question or a demand on a very personal level. They ask for attention, love or simply to be seen. It was inspired by the short films in outdoor advertising that we see nowadays more and more in the streets all over the world, to attract our attention for products.
In today’s world with a vastly growing population, it seems that we are getting more and more lonely, despite the huge amount of possibilities to communicate with each other. Simultaneously most of the people are getting more articulate and demanding in their needs towards others and representatives of their governments.
Since this phenomenon is worldwide, it is my goal to extend my work from Berlin, Shanghai and Palm Springs to a collection of around 50-70 films, spoken in different languages, to form one big installation of women, men and children that all cry out for attention and needs, as I observe this more and more in our world today.”