Ann-Charlotte’s Seating Trial

Something every experienced visitor of contemporary art exhibitions will agree with: video art can be a pain. The way in which it is brought to bear in exhibitions is oftentimes vexing to the spectator who seeks a full view, and who is frequently thrown into the middle of a complex narrative, whose meaning he can hardly ascertain if he missed its beginning.

No problem for Ann-Charlotte Gerlach. She is well-versed in the difficulties of the medium, and has thought up something very special for her video work. From a stack of boxes, an architectural form emerges, which can be entered by way of a single step. At the top, a bench invites the viewer to stay. This structure is not just an eye catcher, it catches the viewer: once you have settled in on the comfortable bench, you don‘t want to get up anytime soon.