Katrin Freisager

Galerie Peter Kilchmann

TO BE LIKE YOU (Projection) (all works 2000) opens with a still of the narrow black box of a stage. From a flow of rhythmically dissolving shots, images of groups of slender young women come to the fore. Against the darkly painted wooden partition of the empty set, the models' light skin, plain underwear, and white stockings are brought into relief. They move or stand in choreographically precise poses, turn toward or away from one another, crowd together or separate. At times their focal point seems to be in the middle of the group. Only occasionally does one of the women cast a glance toward the auditorium. This round dance of arms, legs, bellies, and hair only distantly resembles a fashion show—a dance or stage play even less. With her two-minute soundless loop of photographic stills recorded on a DVD and projected onto the wall, Katrin Freisager creates her own painting-related

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