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Vacancy

Vacancy

Videostill of Vacancy

Although »Vacancy« was created in the context of the closure of studios used by artist groups in Hamburg, this installation deals with the generally known problem of vacancies in modern cities and the lack of creative room for artists. The video installation »Vacancy« shows a blurry filmed sequence of an empty cabinet in a former office which has lately been used as an off gallery. In that decelerated video loop the doors open and close recurrently; in doing so the vacant interior space of the cabinet, which had once served to created burocratic order, is allowing the viewer an insight of its emptyness. Slowly the appearance of the image changes and develops, supported by the ambient noises from moving the cabinet doors, a composition of abstract, vertically moving elements.