The study Shifting by Julian Priessen is comprised of several experimental video clips, the content of which is made up of three parts: video material, image structure and audio material. These are connected to each other through movement, reorganisation and free association. They have equal importance, and it is only through interaction that either the video material, the structure or the audio material comes into focus. The clips therefore gain another level that can be arranged: the relationships of the component parts to each other. These do not, however, compete for attention, but rather work together. No element follows the others. Instead, all levels develop parallel to one another and emerge as a complete work. Even before the actual composition process both the audio and video material should therefore have the same rawness, the same basic nature.
The aim of the work was to explore some of the possibilities offeredby this composition principle.
Julian Priessen thanks Peter Thoma.