liegensitzengehen, 2007

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exterior view of the installation
Liegensitzengehen (lyingsittinggoing)
27.01.-04.02.2007 im K4forum Saarbrücken
video installation by Claudia Brieske & Katja Romeyke

The K4forum is a kind of show case where we staged psychoanalytical settings reduced to their basic elements by means of video projections (actress: Kathrin Aebischer). Particular attention was paid to gestures, facial expressions and postures.

Most of the room’s glass walls are covered. Intimacy is visible through a window. However, the viewers are not allowed to enter the situation. Parts of the situation are projected on a glass object at the front that reminds of a magnifying glass. The details shown are synonyms for pictures taken from dreams and reality; they serve as a link to the communication situation in the room and to the inner world of the protagonists. At the back of the room two projections next to each other show that the patient and the psychoanalyst are actually facing away from each other.
"liegensitzengehen" is a metaphor for inner processes while showing the continuous and repetitive change of postures in an analytical setting.

Initiator: Saarländisches Institut für Psychoanalyse und Psychotherapie (Saarland Institute of Pschoanalysis and Psychotherapy).
The project was supported by the K4forum gallery, the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken (Saarbrücken Art Gallery), the Ministerium für Bildung und Kultur des Saarlandes (Saarland Ministery of Education and Culture), the Saarland Sporttoto GmbH, and the DGPT - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychoanalyse, Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik und Tiefenpsychologie e.V. (German Assosciation of Psychoanalysis, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine and Depth Psychology).