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The Imitator

The actor Jo Dunkel was asked to improvise a fit of rage. The video material taken of this tantrum was shown to the actor in slow motion. Then he was called upon try to reenact and imitate the video-technically reduced-speed version of his own fit of anger. Because the sound in the slow motion version could not be heard, Jo Dunkel is forced to guess the sounds purely from the movements of the mouth.
Through this experimental transfer his anger seems to become fear, although this was not the intention of the actor.

With Jo Dunkel

Realisation: Max Philipp Schmid
Lights: Dominik Keller
Production: Stella Händler


Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2010
Platforma Festival, Athen, 2008
Videoex, Zürich 2008
Shift Festival der elektronischen Künste, Basel 2007


Exhibition Kunstkredit BS, Kunsthaus Basel-Land, 2007
Purchased by Kunstkredit BS (Sammlung Neue Medien)