MARCEL ODENBACH VIDEONALE.2
AS IF MEMORIES COULD DECEIVE ME
DATE 1986 LENGTH 17:35 min FORMAT 4:3
SPECIFICATIONS colour, sound, single channel
For me, AS IF MEMORIES COULD DECEIVE ME is one of the most important German video works and also the most significant one of Marcel Odenbach’s first 20 years. As 17-minute single channel videotape it works equally well as an installation on three monitors. It does so because Odenbach follows his working principle of splitting the screen vertically for his collage of archive material and his own material and also similarly merges live recordings and vinyl records to create the soundtrack. In that he portrays German themes, Odenbach is in the neighbourhood of Anselm Kiefer’s paintings – differentiated and personal.
Like the Marl Video Art Award, Videonale is an active and outstanding flagship for video art in Germany. It has always continued to develop and to livelily evolve.