Signs of a City
The video Signs of a City explores the multiple role and impact of white space. Empty canvases roam urban space and hi-jack shadows. One shadow on a white wall is lifted out of its environment, highlighted and exposed for a brief moment as it becomes a work of art, a painting or, if the screen moves, a film. Once the white space disappears behind the object, the shadow is reassimilated into its surroundings.
Johanna Reich (born in 1977) studied free art at the Academy of Fine Arts Münster and at HfBK Hamburg. She completed the postgraduate study programme in media art at Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne as well as exchange programmes and residencies in the US, Israel, Spain, Luxemburg and Romania. She received the Japanese Excellence Prize for Media Arts, and the Promotion Prizes for Media Art of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and of the Nam June Paik Award. Her works are part of the collections of Sammlung Goetz München, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and the Jerry Speyer Collection New York.