Sunland: A camera is scanning the environment: a naked man steps out of a „primeval forest“, a bird sits on his hand. Cut. Next sequence. A second man crouches on the sandy soil. The connecting link between them is this animal, which, even in this fictional paradise, depends on human beings.
We find ourselves back in myth: Schnitt rewrites the story of Creation. But this time the first humans are male. Who could be Eve, who Adam? Both men care for this cockatiel, for having own offspring is not (yet) possible (and maybe it isn't necessary at all?).
The viewer finds him- or herself caught in the structures of society: Schnitt is re-interpreting a culturally anchored image. We attempt to re-assign the parts in our minds. But the recognition of the apparently iconographic tradition allows us to raise questions: How does it feel not to fit in this concept of life? And who determines the concept?
(http://www.kunstaspekte.de/index.php?tid=16312&action=termin) (Simone Bogner
Courtesy of the artist