Stimuli
2014
HD video | 2.22 min. | Color | Sound


In Stimuli, monkeys living in the wild are confronted with abstract artworks. The viewer can observe how they cautiously approach the four different, minimalistically painted, flat objects, and how they immediately and instinctively take possession of the works. The spontaneous way they interact with the objects humorously deconstructs conventions ruling the apprehension of minimalism and its aesthetics of reduction, which traditionally is supposed to be experienced in a distanced, rational, and analytical manner.