Video installation at Bereznitsky Galerie, Berlin
loss of the center, horizon, natural, normal or even the human characterizes our
daily life in the urbanized environment. Speed and nomadism, flexibility and
reconfigurability are part of this experience. Despite its futuristic
alterations, the city preserves its historical unity by diverse stories written
in its walls, by the skyline drawn in our common memory.
both organization of space and embodiment of time.
installation “Walls” merges video material gathered in
be in a place means also to be in a specific moment of its time. In our
time, however, the place is no more confined by the definite spatial parameters.
It is composed of layers of images and impressions, becoming in Hoffmann’s
work a course of seemingly abstract fragments of walls.
movement is an important factor in the analysis of human relation to the city
walls. Sometimes it is a ghostly journey through a building; sometimes they are
walls that flow passing the observer. In another case the liquid architecture
forms a human head floating in some abstract abyss.
embrace a human being in a physical and mental sense, influencing the individual
and common consciousness. The time of a house, a street, a city and the
ephemeral presence of their habitants juxtapose each other, inscribed within the
same course of the history.
In our constantly expanding and more and more transparent world, walls still protect, limit, unite and define both our surrounding.
video installation “Walls”
was realised thanks to the Fellowship given to foreign artists by the
Konrad Wolf Academy of Film and Television in
In the ruins of memory the house
Time cracks inside the ripened walls