Monique Thomaes

1998 | still / search / still

still / search / still

1998, 2 parts, each 13’, b/w, dv


The subject is a guard, turning his face from left to right in one minute. In the video the movement is stretched out by using slow-motion; the face is cut into parts; the slowly moving image tries to rejoin this parts.

1998 | k.b. 1800 sec

k.b. 1800 sec

DV, colour, 1800 sec
shooting location: Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin 1998


A static 30-minutes video recording through a window of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien observing the square.

The date and the time are recorded. The basic material is cut into 1800 stills; in the process of editing, every second, the stills are successively shifted, changing their colours at the same time.

Time and place are visible.

1998 | femmes / messages / femmes

femmes / messages / femmes

1998-2008, 3 parts, each 3’, colour, dv

première: Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 1999
other presentations: CC Mechelen 2006 (italian version)

Part of a work based on the photography of a plaster sculpture, a women, which was shot in Florence’s Galleria dell’Accademia. It was the basic material for a lot of photographic works and a slide-projection installation. To this diversity of images a play of French adjectives is added. Alphabetically ordened and rhythmically edited, they created images in the head, which changes by each adjective.
(3 versions: french, italian, spanish)


Leonie Baumann, Angelika Stepken, Thomas Wulffen

installation view Bethanien 1999