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Video, 6’28’’, 2014





The phenomena of space and time [...] represent the main subject matter of Anuk Miladinović in her work Ordinance. [...] Her video starts and ends in a crypt – the place where secrets are hiding, and where people meet at eye-level – with a young woman vacuuming the carpet.

In between these two (starting and ending) points, we see a series of shots of transit places – escalators or a two-story pedestrian and railway passage. The people that appear seem to quietly and devotedly follow some non-transparent choreographies. The air is full of something promising: the appearance of another person, the arrival of an event, a signal for an action. Atmospherically thick sequences alternate like freeze frames; instead of hard cuts, the artist uses cross fadings, which result in the overlapping of motifs. The action and the sound are reduced to a minimum.

Only the sounds of the surroundings can be heard, following the calm rhythm of the images, which looking backdrop-like and with their specific lighting are reminiscent of theatre stage. From time to time, a full speed train cuts through the continuous series of scenes and silence. In the following moment, the train multiplies itself and runs through a virtual space straight at the viewer. Ordinance represents a parable of time and space. Both phenomena are not simply presented in their mysteriousness – actually, this characteristic is even emphasized. Through the dislocation from a concrete space and time – the waiving of a concrete narration makes the perception of a time flow all but impossible – they both become even more conspicuous. The individual sequences all dissolve in simultaneity.


From: If it were not for time, I could live forever. If it were not for space, I could be everywhere.


Stefanie Böttcher





Jörg Besser

Ossy Boz

Andreas Daudt

Johannes Evers

Ruth Herzing

Rabieb al Khatib

Christoph Mandel

Conie Morarescu

Matthias Tesmar


Director of Photography


Color Matching


Clemens Krüger


Director of Photography

in Belgrade


Jakob Wiessner




Daniel Door



Assistant Director



Ruth Herzing




Lydia Geißler


Assistant Camera


Patrick Thomas


Assistant Costume


Theresa Herzing

Conie Morarescu




Maria von Prittwitz

Ling Zhang


Supported by


Stipendium für Bildende Kunst der Landeshauptstadt München