Stine Omar and Max Boss of Easter (or Easterjesus Productions) present the season finale of their video series Sadness is an Evil Gas Inside of Me, featuring new paintings by Charlie Roberts, at Berlin’s Galerie Koal from November 4 to December 5.
The series sidesteps a lot of the mechanisms and features inherent to its form—there is little spoken dialogue and in its place is a set of disembodied voices narrating or accompanying mysterious events. Sometimes, the dialogue that is there is simply the end of a commercial that has bled into the video piece, further blurring the form itself.
It is, as Vika Kirchenbauer writes in the introductory text, “a soap opera in the guise of an essay film, or an essay film in soap opera drag”. Omar and Boss use “video as its own form of writing”, supplementing their music (as Easter playing at 3hd Festival in December) with an experimental series “where the unsayable finds shape and expression”.
See the exhibition page for details. **