Astrid Nippoldt

Getaway Inn

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Astrid Nippoldt
Getaway Inn
12 min 45 s
Format & Technical

Single channel, Colour, Sound, SD video

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2008

All twelve scenes of the work Getaway Inn (2006/07) by Astrid Nippoldt were produced during her residency in Italy at the Villa Massimo. The rooms and gardens of the Villa are regularly rented out for various third-party events such as receptions, fashion shows and a variety of presentations. Nippoldt recorded her observations of these events with a video camera. These recordings form the starting point for loosely knit narrative that on the thematic level plays on the tensions between observing and being observed of what is visible and what is hidden. On the visual level, Nippoldt makes use of both a filmic and painterly picture language, with the staging of light and shadow forming a crucial dramatic element of the narrative.