During the opening the visitors of the show individually entered a white room which was closed off with white hospital curtains. This room only contained a chair and a camera. The visitors were told to take a seat and speak the sentence “Je crois que je suis malade (I believe I am sick)” into the camera. For all other visitors and also for Clemens Wilhelm it was invisible what was happening behind the curtains. The performance video is presented as a lifesize video projection. It is silent which raises the viewer’s attention to body language and facial expressions of the “sick”, and enhances the theatricality and articificiality of the individual performances.

Installation views at Votivkirche Vienna in the exhibition “Leiblichkeit & Sexualität”, 2014.

(photo: Christof Bartylla)