By Rawan Roshni & Klaus Erika Dietl
To find one another / To find yourself in the other / A clearer mirror / That could bring us nearer
But what if you see, / that theres no you or me / And what if you feel, / that none of this is real
(Verse by Rawan Roshni)
An encounter on the surface of the screen. As the artists, Rawan Roshni, Amman, and Klaus Erika Dietl, Munich, have never met, they try to create an encounter as intimate and authentic as possible. They have never met as figures/persons in a room and maybe never will. A face-to-face-encounter would usually imply much more information about each other than the flat image screen could represent; like posture, smell and little gestures.
So what do artists miss in times of social distancing in a global pandemic lockdown? They both do feel a huge lack in the bottom line of making art, that is for sure. They`ve decided to take a closer look at what it is and to let their different fields of art meet as compressed online interactions.
Art and culture is determined by the way of perceiving self and space relatively to one another. An online screen does not convey social space and is a veil from which the self can reveal only what it wants to. In the world of new media that this generation is about to explore globally, time and space changed so drastically like never before in the history of mankind. Space almost vanished, time stands still. Distances in space almost doesn`t matter anymore, but distances between people grew and also shrink paradoxically. Therefore the artists created an audio-visual piece where they meet in a very personal place that would usually only be reserved for one to see in solitude.