Julika Rudelius | Looking at the Other
Five Video Works
- Frank, bewildering, fascinating and irritating
- Shows Rudelius’ talent in exposing human patterns of behaviour and neuroses
Authors: Sven Lütticken, Julika Rudelius
Design: Thomas Buxó
2005, Valiz | supported by Mondriaan Foundation, De Hallen, Haarlem, Galerie Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Amsterdam, Veenman drukkers, Rotterdam | paperback | 104 pp. | 28 x 21,5 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 90-78088-05-2
Julika Rudelius is fascinated by the behaviour and personal motivations of people around her. In her subtly staged video works, businessmen reflect on their relationship with money, young men talk openly about girls, and women explain how they reach their ‘highest point’. Looking at the Other contains stills from five of Rudelius’ video works, along with complete transcripts of these videos. These are preceded by an essay by Sven Lütticken analyzing Rudelius’ techniques of montage and multiple projection. He examines her precise, sometimes acerbic observations of both group behaviour and individual idiosyncrasies within larger social patterns. The essay focuses on Rudelius’ portrayal of the individual as a representative of the masses, as a reproduction of particular sartorial and behavioural conventions.
Julika Rudelius (1968, Cologne, Germany) adopts film and theatre techniques to explore private experiences and personal motivations as they surface within the public sphere. Her work has been shown in museums and galleries all around the world.