Schlagworte-Archive: Video



It is not knowledge of reality that makes us love reality passionately. It is feeling, the first and fundamental value. As for nature, we begin by loving it without knowing it, without really seeing it, by actualizing in things a love that has its basis elsewhere. Then we search for its details because we love it as a whole without knowing why. The enthusiastic descriptions given of it are proof that men have looked at it with passion and the constant curiosity of love. And if the feeling for nature is as durable as it is in some people, that is because in its original form it is at the root of all feelings. It is a filial devotion; all forms of love have in their make-up something of the love for a mother.

Gaston Bachelard, 1942

Retuning the Viscera

O C E A N   B R E A T H

Video essay on life in the depths of material elements

In Ocean Breath (2020), an audiovisual meditation, I combine images of the sea, breathing sounds and my voice. I contemplate on Gaston Bachelard’s essays Air and Dreams (1943) and Water and Dreams (1942). Bachelard compares imagination with a sound-effects man. Thus, it amplifies and softens. Hearing is more dramatic than seeing. I am breathing in the rhythms of the sea. Reconnecting with the elements. Floating in a warm liquid envelope. Being rocked by the waves of sound. We all will be cured.

Video recorded in Sidi Kaouki, Morocco, 2019 and in the Delta de l’Ebro, Spain, 2020.

Ocean Breath 2020


Gaston Bachelard, Air and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Movement, The Dallas Institute Publications, Dallas, 2011 [1943]. Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter, The Dallas Institute Publications, Dallas, 1999 [1942].

In memory of the victims of the terror incident that took place in Vienna on November 2, 2020.

All Souls (2020):

Christina Lammer

ORCID: 0000-0001-9906-4095

Hand / Mouth

Hand / Mouth

Vienna – recently I accompanied an eight year old facially paralysed girl during plastic surgery. She had a corrective operation. It was her third surgical intervention within a period of about four years. Everything went well and the girl is already back at home in Switzerland. Human expression is not only about the moving face.… Continue Reading

Back in Interventional Radiology

Back in Interventional Radiology

Vienna – the video presentation in London was prepared in the biomedical field of interventional radiology. I have been working there as a visual ethnographer between 2000 and 2004 and took the chance to actualize research materials. Johannes Lammer (not related by blood with the author), head of the Department of Interventional Radiology at the… Continue Reading

Stowaways (2010)

Stowaways (2010)

HIDDEN PASSENGERS IN CONTEMPORARY ART Exhibition at MONTEHERMOSO, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain January 22 – May 30 Curated by Elke Krystufek   With a rather personal video work BROT & ROSEN (2009) Michael Häfner (gastroenterologist) and Christina Lammer are involved in the group exhibition STOWAWAYS at MONTEHERMOSO in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). The viewer of the video travels literally… Continue Reading

Plastic Bodies (2005)

Für diese experimentelle Videoarbeit rekonstruieren Nicola und Christina Lammer die Verkleinerung der Brust, die Nici 2000 an der MUW hat durchführen lassen. Das Video enthält Interviewauszüge und erlaubt Rückschlüsse auf die Schnitttechnik dieser Operation. Zudem schildert Nici ihre Erfahrungen: N. u. C. Lammer, miniDV, 25 min. Continue Reading