special program vienna

Internalized Image

Nathalie Koger Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien A2014, 3:49

A muezzin student can be seen presenting the Islamic call -Adhan- by invitation into the studio. Up until this part of my stay in Indonesia I had only perceived this call by listening. This sparked a desire in me to contact muezzins and witness the bodily act by visual perception and to give them a visual personality. This student was brought along without any prearrangement and he created the most astonishing moment (with the awareness of being filmed). The work creates a tension, almost disparity between visual framing and physical experience of the performer, one could perhaps say a communication between visual and physical sublime realms of experience.