I Have Been Considering Making a Video about a Ski Resort in Northern Finland and Showing it in a Gallery in Berlin 2007
The video’s protagonist is the actress Marita Hueber, the artist’s alter ego. She is interested in artificial ski slopes and snow cannons, and plans to make a video about it. She realises there are more relevant issues, such as global warming, but is unable to distance herself from the social system that lends importance to ski resorts. The video describes the character’s thoughts and everyday life while working on the project. Yet instead of travelling to northern Finland, the protagonist stays in Berlin. She looks for ski slopes in Berlin and its surroundings and reflects on how to mentally handle predictions of global warming. A notice board—an assemblage—is exhibited at the entrance of a screening space. The board presents documents related to the starting point of the project: investments in snowmaking facilities in ski resorts in northern Finland.