Karlotta, 2003
Video projection
MiniDV on DVD
Duration 2 min 30 sec

Karlotta (Still #1–19), 2004
Digital C-print
56 x 76 cm

Both works have been produced by Galerie Anhava

A girl in a bright red dress dances for a moment, forgets the camera and then focuses on it again. There are two images on top of each other, a black and white portrait and a video, a moving and a still image. Opposites being combined into one. At times the two images can be seen separately and at times they blend into one, into a third image.

Karlotta is shown also as still images. The basis for the still images is the black and white portrait, a video still is attached to it and the files are printed on photographic paper. The images are then mounted under Plexiglas. The series consist of 19 images. Karlotta, the video, and Karlotta stills refer to one another. They are both on the thin line separating a still and a moving image. The video has clear references to photography, but it still is a video, a moving image. The stills on the other hand are clearly photographs but have a close reference to a moving image. 19 images as such refer to time and change, but already looking at one of the images and recognizing a frozen video frame bring into mind the elapse of time. The 19 images can also be seen all at once. Their time is very different to that of a video or to that of ours.