Movement. Privatised

Austria 2009, Experimental, 12' | Director, Screenplay, Editor, Sound, Production Ana Hoffner | DoP Lola Castro

In the 1968 video performance Walking in an Exaggerated Manner in the Parameters of a Square, Bruce Nauman explores the relationship between body and space. His movement along the perimeters of a square takes place within his own studio. Only through the medium of 16-mm-film is the movement made accessible for the audience.

Forty years later, Ana Hoffner re-enacts the original work. But in her eyes, the square not only symbolises artistic abstraction but also represents a functionality of neo-liberal capitalism - a system that works ceaselessly to position itself at the centre of things and absorb its peripheries.


The artist and cultural scientist , Ana Hoffner born 1980 in Paracin, Serbia, lives and works in both Berlin and Vienna. She studied postconceptual art practices between 2002 and 2007 at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in a class supervised by Marina Gržinić. Her work focuses on the fields of queer theory, migrant studies and postcolonial politics.

Ana Hoffner
Experimental, Short Film
Focus: Around the Balkans