Filmed entirely underwater in a swimming pool at the University of Vienna, Apnoe questions the notion of “normality” by showing the daily life of a family in their flat. The work highlights hierarchical structures, obsolete values, but also boredom, hidden under a perfect appearance. The underwater film situation underlines the feeling of heaviness that reigns in this family nucleus and the pressure that weighs on each of its members. Slowing down all the movements, it gives this universe a dreamlike and surreal atmosphere at the same time.
Born in 1967 – Austria
In close collaboration with the scenographer Paul Horn, the Austrian artist Harald Hund has been devoting himself for several years to the theme of housing in his videos and experimental films, ironically evoking the constraints and absurdities of our lives in community.