BORIS + NATASCHA
A GUIDED MEDITATION ON 21st CENTURY ANXIETY (2007)
- 5 single-channel videos, each around 6:30 min
- 4 meta-narrative framed photographs
- ‚Relax into Fear‘ T-Shirts for museum’s staff
- 5 fabric booths with black paint and bench seats, each with DVD player and monitor, green switch and headphones
Each video guides us into the transcendental depths of suburban paranoia and insecurity. The dialogue sways between internal monologue and instructional recording, ill-contained anxiety and painful self-consciousness. It’s enough to put me off yoga for a month.
Dan Mackinlay, Realtime Magazine (Australia)
BORIS + NATASCHA share a fascination with language and the discrepancy of diverse perspectives, which might have come straight from a Chandler novel.
MIKE STUBBS, Director FACT, Liverpool (UK)
From mild anxiety to amplified mental distress, it’s a convincing, deeply empathetic political critique.
Lisette Kaleveld, Thread Magazine (Australia)
This is strong stuff.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
A tongue-in-cheek exploration into a place where paranoia and panic-attacks reign supreme.
Ryan Lungu (Australia)
It really kind of put me in a strange, connected kind of mood, if that makes any sense.
Benjamin Penfold-Marwick, Hello Internet (Australia)
Despite its irony, it’s pretty heavy work.
The West Newspaper (Australia)
Meditations is a sardonic self-help exercise which leads viewers through an assortment 21st-century anxieties. Enter the darkness, clap on some headphones and try some ‘relaxation techniques’ that are anything but soothing.
Andrea Tomaz (Australia)