Video/Videoperformance, AT/HU 2016

Aufstieg (english: rise) is an attempt to contrast the massive aesthetic of a brutalist residential block with a poetic gesture. The coexistence of nature and ruins is broken here by the action of a protagonist.

In times of increasing technology and the steady development of drones, the video stages a seemingly anachronistic action. While newly developed drones are capable to cover entire walls with paint, Aufstieg goes a step back and enacts a naive gesture with balloons, which clumsily rise up along the massive wall…