Neckstrike and Cow

I met Gabriele Schlesselmann during a seminar at the Berlin University of the Arts. Through painting theory and practical exercises she sharpened my sense for colours and compositions..


Sharpness and poetic blurriness in the work of Gabriele Schlesselmann

The video work Neckstrike and Cow shows two different scenes in parallel. Due to gravity, drops rhythmically falling on a leaf seem just as powerful as the title reveals. In combination with the strange presentation of a nostalgic toy, an irritation is created. A hand-operated toy cow appears on the right monitor, standing up somewhat awkwardly until its limbs mechanically bend again.

Sharpness and poetic blurriness form exciting contrasts in Gabriele Schlesselmann's work. With minimalist technique, the artist offers a concentrated view of the essential.