Tatsache (2017), single channel video loop, stereo sound. 4:24min
Ttitled after a German phrase that roughly translates to English as “matter of fact”, Tatsache is a devotional poem that calls into question totalising systems of knowledge.
Bordering on being a video artwork, a song, a dance and a music video, its medium is not singularly categorical. Lyrically, the work denies easy comprehension; the repeated phrase “this body is not real, this body is not fake” presents a paradox that conflates a seemingly antagonistic authentic/inauthentic dichotomy. This is, however, an earnest statement spoken by a virtual self that exists in a digitised spatiotemporal realm.