Deep Interview – on shaping and monitoring of borders
performance plot, 2016
video for screening & installation, 2018
components: text | 30 min hd video | display or projector
Deep Interview represents a conversational situation—not based on identity, but comparing different language systems. The subject of the conversation is going to emerge due to asking questions taken from two different(complementary) contexts: the one mirroring the systemic “need” for monitoring—the need for a picture of the EU borders—, the other focussing on corresponding unmonitored substances, the needs and perspectives of asylum seekers.
The origin of the video is the plot of a performance lecture based on asking questions and dedicated to practices of (machine-like) monitoring. The origin of the performance plot is a particular text technique suitable for unpleasant objects of investigation, which treats them as very literally. Of the so-called deep interview we only experience the questions.