Remote (2006)

Martin Brandt

An unfamiliar apartment, some skater kids in the park, as well as people and situations randomly observed on the street form the background in front of which Remote takes place. The observing and the cinematic or photographic recording of persons give rise to a personal, essay-like approach to an unknown city. Unfamiliar moments and those of exciting confrontation with new surroundings, yet also feelings of self-doubt and loneliness are made apparent through the interspersed comments of a speaker. As an observer of the video, one soon believes to be following the thoughts of the artist filming, although doubts about the direct authenticity of spoken words are appropriate.