Tanz Fur Eine Frau

is part of the MOVING IMAGES / MOVING BODIES screening programme.

Tanz Fur Eine Frau
Ulrike Rosenbach
4:3 aspect ratio

The artist as dancer, turning incessantly around to an old waltz-tune: ‘I dance with you into heaven’. The action is filmed from above and visualises thus the seemingly faceless centre of a spinning voile skirt. The tune is constantly repeated, reflecting the endless turnings of the dance. The image is both dizzy and unsettling. The figure appears from above like the turning ballerina of a music box, gentling swaying to and fro in the frame of the screen, only to balance itself out again in the centre. The dancing woman resembles the core but, in this form, causes fright. She turns into a record stuck to the turntable of habit and role-playing. The togetherness suggested by the tune is missing completely. The artist paraphrases the title of the waltz by relating it solely to herself. At the end of the tape she breaks down.

Moving Images/Moving Bodies and Netherlands Media Art Institute
part of Moving Image/Moving Bodies Screening Programme

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