Johanna Reich

*1977. Lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

Johanna Reich is a video artist working also in the fields of performance and photography. Her works have been exhibited across the world and she received national and international awards and scholarships like the Prize for best video artist at the Crosstalk Festival Budapest or the Excellence Prize at Japan Media Arts Festival.

REICH A state of crystal 6

A State Of Crystal / Germany / 2010 / 3’20 / 16:9

The camera lies in a puddle on the ground. It films the surroundings and the reflection of the surroundings on the water’s surface. The artist runs towards the camera and jumps into the puddle thus destroying the mirrored image. The camera lying in the water is rotated by 180 degrees. As a result, the image above and not, as would be expected, the image below is destroyed at the moment of the jump.