Walk (Square), 2011, Single Screen, HD, 20′40″
Walking en masse, whether it be in processions, parades, pilgrimage, carnival, protest marches and demonstration form the starting point for this new videowork made with 1000 Hamburg kids. Drawn into the centre of the city from all directions, with art as the 'pied piper', the work refers to current socio-political situations of protest. It questions the way in which the act of walking, of traversing the public space of our cities constitutes a 'form of speech'. On the square in front of the museum the kids perform a simple walking choreography, based on Bruce Nauman's 'Walking the square in an exaggerated manner', creating a shimmering form of movement, that briefly produces a moment of collectivity and visual coherence before breaking apart.