der Zweck heiligt die Mittel (the end justifies the means), 2021 / video performance / sonicexplorers / Künstlerforum Bonn / performer: Ali Hashemlou, Kathrin Lambert, Kaveh Sattari, Mehdi Behbudi, Lorenz Pasch / duration: 10 min (variable) / material: smartphones

A group of performers is set into an unpredictable motion with the following rules: “Gather in a circle. Film the person to your left-hand side. Keep filming this person until the performance is over.” What particularly interested me about this work was that the actors improvised their movements, creating the strangest poses. And yet it was never a laughing matter, because as bizarre as they behaved, any contortions were aimed at keeping the assigned person in the picture.