twinkle, twinkle
video installation, projection onto rope ladder (aluminium sheets, wire), text animation, HD, 1‘20“ seamless loop, sound Kurt Schlegel, 2012
A fragile rope ladder hangs from the ceiling, lit up by the pale light of a projector. A text animation is “climbing down” the rungs, revealing one by one, words of the children’s nursery rhyme “Twinkle, twinkle little star” accompanied by the melody of the same song. While the written text doesn’t continue beyond the first verse, the instrumental music carries on. After a few takes, the text concludes in a new ending – as if to say the stars are out of reach.