I need a break from shining
video / concept: Schall & Schnabel
3D animation & music: Lucas Gutierrez
performer: Darwin Stapel
assistant: Jubal Battisti
Narcissism is the thematic superstructure of the video installation »I need a break from shining« , presented as a collaboration between the multimedia artist duo Schall & Schnabel and the audio visual artist Lucas Gutierrez.
The looped video, on a 20 m long and 2,8 m high white wall, work focuses on dealing with the everyday phenomenon of narcissism, as well as the pathological excesses of an exaggerated self-awareness. Inspired by their personal environment in the »creative industry« as well as the changes caused by handling of new technologies and social media and their feedback on the social behavior are integrated into the video installation. Disturbances of proximity and distance, in- and outside world, »Me« and »You« are reflected in the work through disturbances of the narrative elements, the image, through absurd turns and instructions.