Challenge

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Challenge, a room that…, Spinnerei Leipzig, 2014

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Video stills

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Artist book, 32 pages, edition of 50

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3-channel video installation (HD videos, 3-channel, sound, projectors, wood, string curtains), 30 min.
Artist book

»Hurtig’s linguistic analysis of the casting show Germany’s Next Topmodel forms the basis for a monologue which, collaged out of quotations from the show, sometimes poetically and sometimes aggressively issues a call for self-improvement. Through the abstractions in text and visual language, the work transcends the theme of casting shows and investigates norms, gender roles, expectations in the professional world, self-improvement, and self-representation.« (Sarah Waldschmitt)

The artist book features the video’s screenplay including an additional chapter.

Screenplay: Stefan Hurtig
Text is based on quotes from the TV series Germany’s Next Topmodel 2006–12 by Heidi Klum
Performance: Emanuel Schiller
Sound Recording: Christian Eckstein, Sebastian Mühl, Diego Vivanco, Angelika Waniek
Sound Mastering: Thomas Hurtig
Additional Sounds: setuniman, ongitak, headphonesvocal, jobro, sandyrb, alextreme, timbre, herbertboland, reacthor, thenudo, patobottos, nhaudio
Graphic design: retalic.de

Made possible with a grant from the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony (KdFS)

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