“WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER AS YOUR ORIGIN WHEN YOU ARE A HOME BY YOURSELF?”. Sarah Reva Mohr’s video work reveals the voice of a subject affected by the concept of present cosmopolitanism. It exists in two versions: In the form of six hand-written letters and a respective subtitled video-edit. The video-collage shows images of hazy textures and pallid streetscapes, which alternate with the inside view of a dusky room. Altogether they create a forlorn atmosphere. From the dark, you can see the rain pounding against a small window, blurring the outdoor cityscape, which seems to be somewhere far. Through the subtitles the voice of an anonymous author gives an insight into a melancholic mind, seemingly longing for an intimate conversation. Unable to localize the protagonist or the scenery, the words, as well as the images, resonate in a moment of disorientation. “Dear ,”, the title of the work, avoids any indication of an individual relationship or the recipient's identity. It remains untold, who speaks or who is spoken to. Instead, the profound thoughts stay in transit. As they travel restlessly from non-place to non-place, they raise questions – not only about the meaning of contemporary’s unstable existence but also about our corporeal fixation in a globally networked community, where socio-political belonging is constantly being re-negotiated. (Words by: Malina Lauterbach & Dierk Höhne)
Trailer, (0:50), 2018.