Wälder und Steppen Video / 2012 - 2013
HDV, 02:44 min, 4:3, bw, sound
In Wälder und Steppen Paustian uses the technique of cadrage (framing) – in this case a rhythmic arrangement of image sections, focal points and viewing angles, set to a soundtrack of Debussy’s Minstrels – to transform erotic images from the early days of photography into a sequence of fragmented ‘landscapes’ that appear very briefly and focus the viewer’s attention upon evocative details: hair, hands, breasts, stomachs, legs, couch, carpet... A subtle game of association that recalls the moving images created by the Lumière brothers.
Minstrels by Claude Debussy
Michael Kravtchin, 2012