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Julika Rudelius

Adrift 05:22, Color, Stereo, NL, 2007

A repetitive, hummed song is the first thing that draws your attention; it immediately sucks you into the enigmatic work Adrift. Over and above the humming the viewer sometimes hears a high singing voice, which flies up above the rest like an angel, searching for a melody. This is accompanied by images of sitting people, immersed in their own thoughts, differing in age and background. They constitute a group, but in a vague kind of way. What binds them together is the fact that they are rocking along with the sound, as if the humming came from them – but just like their eyes, their mouths are closed. Nor does it look as if anyone is aware of the sounds, or conscious of himself.
(Netherlands Media Art Institute, Esma Moukhtar)