Der Versuch des Schmetterns (The attempt of smashing)

Stefanie Ohler &

When you think of butterflies provides brightly colored, feathery creatures fluttering joyfully and to belong to an own mythical world seem. Looking into the room, the work of Stefanie Ohler offers, but initially very different.

In a darkened bedroom allows the occupant of the old-time, first pass blunt. The mythical creatures are considered exotic in a showcase beautiful. But they have lost their vitality, for which they are so loved. They are impaled on pins and assorted behind glass. The resident is attempting a metamorphosis of their own reality in the world of butterflies by the dead animals hanging on threads and even imitating their flight on a swing. The experiment, the animals and themselves to meet with ease and life "smash", like a butterfly, but remains an experiment.

The artist Stefanie Ohler gathers itself – already dead – insects. Her work deals with the frontiers of imagination and reality, violence and beauty, asylum. (Anna Flammersfeld-Batouei)

About the video

Title Der Versuch des Schmetterns (The attempt of smashing)
Year 2007
Videonale VIDEONALE.12
Length 00:09:30
Format 4:3
Country Germany,
Language No dialog
Courtesy the artist
Specifications colour, no sound, single-channel video

About the artist

Stefanie Ohler
  • 1981 in Bielefeld, GER.
    Studied at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, GER