Inv. No.S-1193
ArtistRobert F. Hammerstielborn 1957 in Austria
Title

"All for your Delight II/01"


Anastasia Auersberg

Year2009–2011
Medium

Videoloop, Audio 2min31sec on DVD

Dimensions0 x 0 cm
Edition1/5
Signature

signed, titled, dated and numbered on DVD

Comment

This five-part video work addresses the theme of commodification and the fact that it does not even stop at people. Girls and boys aged between six and ten are filmed head-on, crying 'into the camera'. However, their emotions are deceptive: real pain is not the reason for the tears; rather, the children were 'booked' by an acting agency and contracted to cry. The video series looks at the negative impact of the constant availability of nearly everything we wish for and desire.
The tears streaming down the children's faces and the intensive, disconcerting sound of sobbing also refer to the pressure imposed by society which, with its ever-present dreams of careers, already pre-conditions its children.
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S-1193, "All for your Delight II/01"
Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/01", 2009–2011
S-1193, Videostill
© Robert F. Hammerstiel
S-1193, Installationsansicht Galerie Lukas Feichtner, Wien 2011
Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/01", 2009–2011
S-1193, Installationsansicht Galerie Lukas Feichtner, Wien 2011
S-1193, video preview
Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/01", 2009–2011
S-1193, video previewlog in
S-1194, Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/02", 2009–2011
Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/02", 2009–2011
more infoS-1194, Videostill
© Robert F. Hammerstiel
S-1195, Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/03", 2009–2011
Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/03", 2009–2011
more infoS-1195, Videostill
© Robert F. Hammerstiel
S-1196, Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/04", 2009–2011
Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/04", 2009–2011
more infoS-1196, Videostill
© Robert F. Hammerstiel
S-1197, Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/05", 2009–2011
Robert F. Hammerstiel, "All for your Delight II/05", 2009–2011
more infoS-1197, Videostill
© Robert F. Hammerstiel
S-1198, Robert F. Hammerstiel, 2009–2011
Robert F. Hammerstiel, 2009–2011
more infoS-1198, Videostill
© Robert F. Hammerstiel