Nomads
2011
HD video | 3 min. | Color | Sound


Nomads shows a sequence of eight street scenes in India, where a white cube—which can be interpreted as a pedestal, a minimalist piece of art or a modernist reference to architecture—is dragged across the ground by a bike rickshaw. The shape of the cube is reflected in the shapes of public space, but simultaneously also opposes them because of its dimension and smooth surface. The persistent distance between the shape of the object and its context allows for constantly changing interpretations of it. This interformality also evokes an endless chain of formal references. Nomads, however, does not try to define it by describing or tracing it but rather experiences a performative disclosure.