Unlike the worm in the apple (Stan Brackhage revisited)

Judith Raum &

The video projection recalls in its narrative structure a film by Stan Brackhage which traces with the camera the path of a worm inside an apple. The viewer experiences, from the perspective of the worm, the feeling of being not only safely sheltered but also excluded from the rest of the world.

By means of the extensive projection, surrounded by images and sound, Judith Raum attempts to introduce the viewer into a comparable situation: impenetrable undergrowth, narrow paths, dense spruce forests, expeditions through blades of grass as well as underwater shots summon up associations with the forward striving of the worm upon an unfamiliar, unpredictable path. In other sequences the view, which looks into a room and is limited to a wall and bedposts, indicates the living space of an individual who is isolated from the external world.

Judith Raum describes the great expanse of the world - in fine formal balance - through the drifting of clouds and ice floes, through the rising and setting of sun and moon. She compares traces in mud and in snow. The video's reduced succession of images allows the sounds of water, wind or the crackling of branches to emerge distinctly and to intensify the visual experience. (Elisabeth Wynhoff)

About the video

Title Unlike the worm in the apple (Stan Brackhage revisited)
Year 2005
Videonale VIDEONALE.10
Length 00:10:40
Format 4:3
Country Germany,
Language No dialog
Courtesy the artist
Specifications color, sound, two-channel video

About the artist

Judith Raum
  • 1977 in Werneck, GER.
    Studied at the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste – Städelschule, GER, at the Cooper Union School of Arts, New York, USA, at the Parsons School of Design, New York, USA, and at the University of Frankfurt am Main, GER