Anna Jermolaewa (RU/AT), Step Aside
   

two-channel video installation, 7:00
2008

Anna Jermolaewa (RU/AT), Step Aside
   

two-channel video installation, 7:00
2008

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Here the cleaning up after the flea market taking place every Saturday behind the famous Viennese Naschmarkt is documented. In the late afternoon the municipal waste disposal removes all leftovers while still people are trying to safe some of the goods. What was sold a minute ago gets dumped when the team of bin man as the people to “Step aside!” and clear the way for their trucks. The low position of the camera underlines this spectacle and gives the film a dramatic aspect.

Anna Jermolaewa, born in 1970 in St. Petersburg, has been living and working in Vienna since 1989. She is considered one of Austria’s most outstanding contemporary artists. As a media artist, she works mainly with photography, video and installation. Her main interests are the analysis of society’s functional structures, as well as social relations and the circumstances of everyday life. With her works, she puts a focus on the basic conditions and requirements of human existence.

Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Kerstin Engholm, Vienna.

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