Kerstin Schroedinger, Matters of Practices/Actions/Doings, 2016. Performance

Matters of Practices/Actions/Doings

2016. Performance, 25′. Performative installation

Through an exploration of movement and sound, rhythm and physicality in the material film, I examine the relation between sound and physicality and sound and the body of film. I analyze the technical procedure of movement of film and movement of the body, and the links between those sounds and movements in order to understand both the actual and active part of movement as a component of the film material as well as the consequences the material has for social and physical bodies.

Kerstin Schroedinger, Fugue, 2015. Film still


2015. Film, 16mm, sound, b/w, 8′

Fugue is a formal and physical experiment in order to understand the relationship between image, sound, and movement. The movements and the setting are informed by motion studies that were conducted and filmed at the beginning of the 20th century with the aim to use filmmaking for analyzing motions of manual mechanized labor as well as concepts of biomechanics that elaborate the relation between body and mind as a form of actor’s training. In the film, the movements that are recorded are also printed on the part of the film strip that is read as optical sound by the light sensitive sensor of the projector. What you hear is what you see. The image recurs as movement and the movement recurs as sound.


filmed, written, performed by Kerstin Schroedinger
technical consultant Karl Reinsalu
technical consultant Oxberry Pablo Perez
filmed on Eastman 7222
printed and processed by
Niagara Custom Labs Toronto


Kerstin Schroedinger is an artist working in video, sound and performance. Her historiographic practice questions the means of image production, historical continuities and ideological certainties of representation. Her works and curatorial practice are often collaborative. Recent works include Blueness (Installation 2017), DNCB (work in progress 2018-19 with Oliver Husain) and The Alleged Body (performance), shown at Images Festival Toronto, and Les Complices* Zurich in 2017. Her work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Anthology Film Archives New York, Forum Expanded of Berlinale, Short ٍFilm Festival Oberhausen, International Film Festival Toronto, and exhibited at MIT List Visual Arts Center Boston (2016), Photo Cairo #6 (2017), Kunstpavillion Innsbruck (2017), amongst others.