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Andreas Templin

as if to nothing url | video installation, DE, 2008

as if to nothing comprises of a selection of statistical data of the earth and its population. This data, collected from various governmental sources, is displayed in a very specific and subjective interdependency, is combined with the highly dramatic second move of Bruckner‘s 7th symphony which is looped for the screening. This music-piece, a tour-de-force through the human emotions, is used to underline the weight of the subject-matter of this artwork.
The statistics used are based on data gathered by US Census Bureau, CIA World Factbook, UK Homeoffice, Wikipedia, World Health Organization, Avert, UICC, National Wildlife Federation and many more.