The clip is part of preparations for a video called Classes. Its principal idea is presenting relations of class formation as compositional constellations of and within filmic shots. Therefore, direct narrations or motifs on social class will be neglected. For me, working about and with such explored compositional constellations does not necessarily make my art practice political, but it is an attempt to work with and against film as a societal form of the audiovisual, which also always separates. So the foremost political question that should concern me about my art practice (result) is, how it is actually reactionary.
Peter Müller, Germany — Humanities, Solitude fellow 2014
Peter Müller works in the field of video/installation and in a social philosophy perspective on aesthetics of formats. He is currently the artistic-scientific associate at the postgraduate doctoral program »Aesthetics of the Virtual« of the University of Fine Arts (HfbK) Hamburg.
by Solitude fellows
In its new collective publication, Schlossghost #1, Akademie Schloss Solitude examines the ways in which politics meet artistic and aesthetic practices in contemporary societies. For this the Solitude-fellows who had residencies in 2014, 2015 and early 2016 were invited to reflect on following questions: »Would you say that your practice is political? If so, how would you describe its political dimension?« Schlossghost #1 takes over the role of the traditional yearbooks by the Akademie. Every second year since 1990 they were summarizing all the facets of the work done in Solitude and maintained as a final truth Stéphane Mallarmé’s affirmation that »the ultimate state of the world is a book«. This new publication has lost its materiality and exists only as a virtual yearbook, or one could say as the ghost of a book. WWW.SCHLOSS-GHOST.COM