1The actors will play themselvesVideo installation15min Actors: Alec Barth und Nicole Ziegler
Two actors A. and N. entering the room. They were advisied to prepare themselves for a play. They are filmed by a hidden camera. On the table in the room they find a model of the Gatekeeper‘s House Esslingen (produced by model railway company Vollmer) and various documents of the history of the house, architectural plans, newspaper articles, recent photographies of the the Gatekeeper‘s House Esslingen, in which they find themselves. As well as following books: Lionel Tilling »Das Ende der Aufrichtigkeit«, Regina Wenningers »Künstlerische Authentizität«, »Ästhetik der Inszenierung« von J. Zimmerman and J. Früchtel, »Esslinger Studien« Ausgabe 26/1987 and »Künstlerische Strategien des Fake« by Stefan Römer. After 15min the preparation time is over. The recorded sequence serves as basis for the following play. The actors will play themselves. The re-enactment and the original video is presented interwoven into each other in the exhibition.
2 Digital prints on foam bordEach 84 × 119 cm
Commercial photography of Vollmer-Modelhouse »Bahnwärterhaus Esslingen« next to the Photograph of the „Bahnwärterhauses Esslingen“ from the City Galleries Esslingen.
3Interactive MDF-Model (based on original architectural plans of the house) 2 Mini-Cameras, Mini-Display, Projector
Window 1 of the model: Eye of the spectator looking into the model is filmed and projected onto the real window of the houseMini-Display in window 2 of the model: The spectator watches himself looking into the model (filmed a camera hidden in the wall of the real house)