• Adriana Czernin

    Galerie Martin Janda

    Adriana Czernin’s early videos, such as the one in which she ties herself to a wooden stake like a goat, certainly make an impression: Over and over again we see her try to break out of the circle, but she is always held back by the rope. In another video, she continuously and ceremoniously winds a long scarf around her head. The Bulgarian artist, who lives in Austria, typically sets out to film constricting situations. A theoretically infinite space becomes a limited surface. The space she delineates with the rope or the head scarf finds its counterpart in the tight focus of the fixed camera.

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