by the nape of your neck

 
Exhibition view: Wiener Ringturm Vienna, Nov. 2016
photos © Veronika Eberhart
 
by the nape of your neck
Video, HD, b/w, 2016, 3:22 min
 
The video shows a neck and its carotid artery, moving repetitive and in a rhythmic way. By doing so the artist intends to analyze the relation between video editing and the emergence of the illusion of violence. The work is inspired by the American dancer, choreographer and film-maker Yvonne Rainer’s first film “Hand Movie” (1966) but focuses moreover on a part of the body that is already associated with violence and eroticism and therefore also recalls comprehensive movie imagery.