A city builds itself. Demolition follows construction follows demolition. In “Topiaskop“ dimensions and relations are dissolved, the certainty of place and time is dismantled: the concrete city of Hamburg becomes the site of an absurd tale of growth.
Josephin Boettger ́s video TOPIASKOP is based on images of a city that seems to be built by itself. Demolition follows construction follows demolition. The shots, taken within several years, describe the phenomena of urban development. The sound of Felix Kubin ́s composition interacts with the video in an abstract way. Although the knocking and creaking sometimes seem to derive from construction sites or machines, the sound eludes a concrete attribution while creating space and rhythm with and against the image.