Challenge (Leider kein Foto)

Challenge (Sorry, No Photo)

HD video loop, monitor, chains, motor, acrylic glass

»Heidi Klum’s constantly recurring, only slightly varied statement “Unfortunately, I don’t have a photograph for you today,” which means the end of the dream of being a model, was collected and collaged by Hurtig as an original sound bite. Endlessly looped in the video work Challenge (Leider kein Foto) from 2012–14, the words seem like a timeless mantra. The image newly filmed by Hurtig synchronously to the sound shows iconic red lips moving in front of a black background while the monitor, attached to a black chain, rotates ceaselessly. This is the wonderful image of a television set bound in chains, imprisoned in its own structures!« (Sarah Waldschmitt, excerpt from the catalogue TeleGen)

Featured in the exhibitions:

TeleGen. Art and Television, Kunstmuseum Bonn (2015)
Human in the Loop, HALLE 14, Spinnerei Leipzig (2022)