You'll miss what's gonna stay

Johanna Domke &

In her video works, Johanna Domke examines the phenomenon of how we perceive time in moving pictures, describing the discrepancy between real and experienced time, which are inextricably at odds with one another. You'll miss what's gonna stay shows a trivial scene of young people passing the time together, laughing and having fun. It seems as if they have just gathered; the actual event and reason for their meeting is yet to be revealed. A linear narration is suggested to the viewer from the start, which puts him in a state of expectancy. After a short while, however, it becomes clear that this is a situation that does not allow for any fundamental development.

The people portrayed move within their own individual time frames, asynchronous to one another. Their actions are reproduced in endless loops, each shifting in relationship to the others, generating for the viewer an ongoing series of new image sequences and connections. It is clear that time is elapsing in linear progression, but the continuously changing scene contradicts this by stagnating as it persists in incessant motion. While real time marches on, subjectively felt time ticks away in a different rhythm and fluctuating frequency for each individual. (Daniel Stursberg)

About the video

Title You'll miss what's gonna stay
Year 2004
Videonale VIDEONALE.10
Length 00:07:19
Format 4:3
Country Germany,
Language No dialog
Courtesy the artist
Specifications color, sound, three-channel video installation, 16mm transferred to Digital Format

About the artist

Johanna Domke
  • 1978 in Kiel, GER.
    Studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, DEN, at the Malmö Art Academy, Malmö, SWE, and at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel, GER

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