Strabismus is an exhibition articulated through cinematic film. Artwork, documentation and description become their mise-en-scene counterpart and fulfill the role of scenery, narrative, character and plot. Featured artworks support a narrative that explores the possibilities and restrictions of mediating an exhibition through cinema, such as continuity, context, and authorship.
The film follows a psychologically fractured interview between two unnamed characters, haunted by an unknown entity within the film. This unknown spectre finds a physical body through works exhibited in the film, and allows the protagonists explore the medium of their own representation.
A dramatic re-contextualization posits limitations on principle readings of artworks. However, cinematic devices such as soundtracks, dialogue, and narrative structure open up possibilities of new readings. The relationship between works becomes mediated through the chronology of narrative, offering a new criterion for works to engage with one another.
Clemens von Wedermeyer