the future is classy, crisis is sexy

Timelapse videos

Two fast-paced videos displayed in vertical screens compose Bianca Hisse’s work ‘The future is classy, crisis is sexy’.

Movement in public space is a recurring subject in her practice, this time suggesting a micro, almost imperceptible action: to observe, slowly and persistently. In this work, Bianca appears in strategic points of various cities - squares, parliaments and historical sites - spaces that normally carry a double function: They are not only scenario of countless tourist photos, but also eventually become stage of protests and political demonstrations.

On the screen, the minimal gesture of observing unfolds into an accelerated, frenetic and distorted image in relation to the real rhythm in which the action takes place. Delving into the language of daily communication - the selfie format, quick and short phrases, Instagram typography - the work reflects on how documented action, written language, and current politics of circulation are manifested on our everyday screens.

Places in order of appearance: Palace of Westminster/Big Ben, London; Freedom Square, Tallinn; Seimas Palace, Vilnius, Parliament Square, London; Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen; (to be continued).

[Video excerpt]