The letters on a departure board turn into grey figures with trolley suitcases hurrying through the high security airports of this world. A red wall abruptly puts an end to the journey of a restless man.
Details emerge from a storm of images, reduced to black and white, silhouettes only: a Ferris wheel turning mechanically, children playing ball, one of whom standing a little way off, a knife suitable for slitting one’s wrist.
Digital ImmigrantsNorbert Kottmann, Dennis Stauffer
If you want to belong nowadays you must know how to work the Internet. Digital natives vs. digital immigrants. A group of senior citizens attending a computer course and struggling with the log-in function.
What’s left are images, ordered by memory. A home, the cat, friends – Otto Alder’s restless photo animation balances openly and honestly on the border between what was real and what was also meaningful.
The young woman’s tongue loosens under the shower. When she throws her clothes on the tiles, takes the soap and wrings the water from her long red hair she allows us to participate in her transformation.
The desolation of the emptiness of a white page is filled by the illustrated pandemonium of a meaningless journey into nothingness. This animated loop, consisting of only 16 frames, is being drawn over and over again.