Freedom, mobility, individualism, self-determination. This is the sociologist Pascal Gielen’s definition of the automobile. He compares it to a safe home environment evoking an intimate atmosphere. Paradoxically, at the moment when it is moving along public roads. A contortionist in a luxury car does not respond to the illusion of autonomy but to the spatial mobility within a limited territory. What is happening outside is reflected by the controlled processes of speech.
The video was made possible through the generous support of the Artist-in-Residence-Programme of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and KulturKontakt Austria.