Eva Teppe estranges in these work, analogue to former works, found footage material, isolates it from its original story line and leads the images to a new level of significance. Both works, ?The Human Fly? (2006) and ?Half Awake Half Asleep? (2006), revert to video documentations of the officially prohibited jumps of so-calles ?Base Jumpers?. The moment of the irrational, which normally manifests itself for the spectator in the action of the jump, is dissolved through the manipulation of the videos and their presentaion in extreme slow motion and is translated in a different state of consciousness. Eva Teppe creates a suggestive image of a somnambulian atmosphere. The jump of a person from a rock develops to a moment of eternity in time. It is a moment which excludes time and space. The impact of the apparent eternity is undelined through the interplay between the steady metamorphosis of the fluid background and the presentation as endlessly lasting loop. The changing colours ? according to the colours of a rainbow ? reflect this condition metaphorically. The sound for this video has been conceived by the composer Mika Vainio and further condenses its the dreamlike atmosphere.

Half awake half asleep

Artist: Eva Teppe
Production year: 2006
Duration: 00:11:21

Anita Beckers

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