Kollektiv Patty& Britty
The work series molecules is a succession of works which explores the substantial and physico-chemical connection between two moving bodies seen through the eye of a camera. Approaching physico-chemical principles the collective patty&britty examines functional body movements. A starting point for improvisational research is chemical reaction kinetics (diverse reactions, such as magnetic attraction and electrostatic repulsion). They are looking at various forms of coincidences and other actions which are subject to specific principles.
The camera functions as a microscope and record these actions. Specific criteria and correlations are being highlighted, making visible what we cannot see with the bare eye. The camera creates a mise-en-scene frame, in which experiments and movements take place. Thus, the screen becomes a „laboratory.“ While the moving body is reduced to the horizontal plane the camera takes on a vertical angle. Through the birds eye perspective the perception on which plane the particles move – horizontal or vertical – are likely to be confused. A play with the common dimensions of height, width and depth arises.