Rot-Weiss

Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl

The naked performer walks two lines painted on the floor, red and white. The viewer is directed to focus on colour, movement, and sound. The sols get painted as well and merge the red in the white and vice versa. In the soundtrack, we can hear Japanese music. Between the lines, there is a monitor showing a close-circuit video documentation of the performance. 

Production Year
1979
Duration
00:19:54
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Rot-Weiss
Finnish Title

Rot-Weiss

English Title

Rot-Weiss

Production Countries
Germany
Dialogue
No
Sound
Yes
Cast
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Author), Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl (Director)
Press Photos
Mervi Kytösalmi-Buhl was born in Imatra, Finland and currently lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Kytösalmi-Buhl is a pioneer of Finnish video art, whose work in the 1970s and 1980s can be considered as the beginning of Finnish video art. The artist has studied in the Düsseldorf Art Academy in Germany under the guidance of famous pioneers artists such as Nam June Paik. In her resent works, she has used photography, object collages and crocheting. Her works can be found in the collections of e.g. the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki.