Activating the delayed shutter release and then throwing the camera above me into the air
with the intention to take a picture of myself standing on the ground
36 colour prints, Video monitor
DVD PAL, 73:33 min, loop play
"Literally a novel "take" on the tradition of the self-portrait, we see here the artist developing a new technique of image-making, one which involves judgements of timing and throwing, as well as a reconsideration of what it might mean to quite carefully document a pose. ... The results are both comical and curious, as though we have stumbled across a hitherto secret ritual or game."
Extract from Peter Suchins' essay 'Theme and Variation in the Work of Thorsten Knaub' from the Between Fast-Food and Eternity exhibition brochure.
BETWEEN FAST-FOOD AND ETERNITY (solo)
7 - 29 April 2001
Städtische Galerie Erlangen, Germany