Natascha Ampunant

“Light (Licht)”, 2003, one channel video

I engage the viewer physically through an invisible inhaling human presence. Rhythmical breathing in and out is the remains of manipulated recordings of a human voice reading a short German text. What remains seems to be, not only the in-between of talking, but also an in-between of a mental state – being undecided, hesitant, under tension as well as trying to hold back emotions, but becoming expressive the same time by doing so. The word “licht” (light), as the only unedited word, is the only release of tension for the listener as well as the speaker. This light ties sound and video which shows the slow-motion of on/off states of a white lamp shade.