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Daniel Frerix & David Sarno [Videonale.10]

Daniel Frerix
* 1980 in Düsseldorf GER, lives near Düsseldorf GER
Studied at Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main GER


David Sarno
* 1982


Exhibitions [selection]:


Daniel Frerix

2009    Lost Media: FOUND, Deutsches Filmmuseum, Frankfurt am Main GER

2007    VIS Vienna Independent Shorts 2007, Très chic, Wien AUT
           Filmfestival Münster GER


David Sarno

2010    EMAF 2010 "MASH UP" European Media Art Festival Osnabrück GER

2009    Monitoring - Medienkunstausstellung im Rahmen des 26. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofestes,  
           Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel GER




Daniel Frerix & David Sarno x

Rasieren, 2004, 5:41 min., sound, colour [VIDEONALE.10]

As a woman's voice scolds him from off-stage, a young man, oblivious to her harsh words, walks into a bathroom, turns on the radio and begins to shave. While he observes himself, humming, in a three-part mirror, the camera, which has until then focused on details of the sink and the blade being washed under the tap, takes up and shares the man?s own perspective looking in the mirror. As the woman's accusations escalate from everyday household trifles to fundamental issues in their relationship, calling into question the man?s attentiveness, his love for her and her standing in his life, the first red drop splashes into the white sink. Seconds later, the entire bathroom is immersed in red; blood flows in streams down the walls and over the floor. The young man, utterly impervious, continues to shave - without the least sign of pain or shock - as if the bloodbath were an accustomed part of this daily routine. With the help of various levels of sound and image, Frerix & Sarno describe in Rasieren an apparently real problem situation that ends in an unnoticed horror.

Kathrin Ann Bender

Daniel Frerix & David Sarno