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Parken, 2001 (kadrovi iz videorada) | Parken, 2001 (Video Still)


Born in 1961 in Herford, Germany
lives and works in Berlin

www.galerie-graesslin.de
www.martinjanda.at

Parken, 2001 (Video Still)
Video, 04:38 mins., colour sound
Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna
Photo: Asta Gröting

Life as competition

I remember a very hot morning in August 2001 looking from a bird’s eye view onto a street. The shiny surface of the various cars, parked neatly in line, glittered decoratively in the sun. I saw several expensive cars – objects of value. On one side of the street the cars were lined up in a row, on the other side they were parked alongside each other. I saw a driver get into his car and watched him as he pulled away. Another car that wanted to occupy this parking space was already waiting nearby. But yet another car likewise wanted this place. The one that decided the parking in its favor had an advantage of several centimeters and forced the other car to give up.

I saw cars driving slowly down the street in the hope of finding a parking space. Each was looking for a space that someone else also wanted. A constant back and forth over the paved street. Thus many situations came about that ended in a winner and a loser. Those who decided against competing for a parking space were not to be seen on this hot August morning.

Asta Gröting

English: Jeanne Haunschild

Rođena 1961. godine u Herfordu. Živi i radi u Berlinu.

www.galerie-graesslin.de
www.martinjanda.at

Parken, 2001 (kadrovi iz videorada)

Život kao takmičenje

Sećam se jednog veoma vrelog jutra, u avgustu 2001. godine, kada sam iz ptičje perspektive posmatrala ulicu. Sjajne površine raznih automobila, tesno parkiranih jedan do drugog, dekorativno su sijale na suncu. Videla sam nekoliko skupih automobila - dragocenih predmeta. Na jednoj strani ulice automobili su bili parkirani jedan iza drugog, na drugoj strani su stajali jedan pored drugog. Videla sam jednog vozača kako seda u kola i posmatrala sam ga dok izlazi sa parkinga. U blizini su čekala druga kola koja su htela da zauzmu isto parkingmesto. Ali, istu nameru su imala još jedna kola. Pobednička kola su imala prednost od nekoliko centimetara i naterala su ona druga kola da odustanu. Videla sam automobile kako polako prolaze ulicom, u nadi da će naći parking. Svaka kola su tražila neko mesto koje je želeo da ugrabi neko drugi. Trajalo je neprestano kretanje napred-nazad popločanom ulicom. U mnoštvu situacija postojao je i pobednik i poraženi. Tog vrelog avgustovskog jutra se nisu mogli videti oni koji nisu bili rešeni da se bore za parking.