Of a Temporary Nature Only

two part video installation, projection Video HD 16:9, with audio, 15min 30sec and 12min 03sec, 2018


The video installation «Of a Temporary Nature Only», created in Yerevan, depicts observations of the activities on a construction site and life in a temporary living space.

In detail:

Lea Fröhlicher’s video installation, created in Yerevan, depicts observations of the activities on a construction site and life in a temporary living space. Fröhlicher contrasts her observations of the building site with those of a living situation which is in the immediate vicinity. On the one hand, they are completing a new construction with a historical façade. On the other hand, a woman lives in a dwelling located in the courtyard of a house concealed by an old façade. There are parallels and connections between both videos. Building and shaping play a role in both the construction site and in the temporary housing.

Both video projections are placed in immediate proximity to each other. The audio tracks are intentionally layered and interfere with each other. The videos have different playing durations and therefore are not synchronised. The contrasting of images happens haphazardly. By viewing them alternatingly, the viewer receives continually altering image compositions and associations. The spatial layout enables a subjective montage of both videos.