Der Mann, der über seinen Schatten springen wollte [The man who wanted to jump over his shadow]  2013/1999

Der Mann, der über seinen Schatten springen wollte [The man who wanted to jump over his shadow]

Der Mann, der über seinen Schatten springen wollte, 1999 (short clip, full length of video 25 min)

Der Mann, der über seinen Schatten springen wollte [The man who wanted to jump over his shadow]

NON-Stage, Babylon, Istanbul, 2013

Performance, duration 6:20 min, performer: Hassan Akkouch

Der Mann, der über seinen Schatten springen wollte [The man who wanted to jump over his shadow]

The Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma´mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Old City of Jerusalem, 2009

Printed stickers, H 7,5 × W 10 cm,
stills from the video

Der Mann, der über seinen Schatten springen wollte [The man who wanted to jump over his shadow]

Stills, 1999

Video, 25 min, performer: Swep (Step2Diz)

Der Mann, der über seinen Schatten springen wollte [The man who wanted to jump over his shadow]
Der Mann, der über seinen Schatten springen wollte [The man who wanted to jump over his shadow]
Der Mann, der über seinen Schatten springen wollte [The man who wanted to jump over his shadow]

Aladağ re-stages a video work of hers from 1999 titled The man who wanted to jump over his shadow. To translate this mental state into a visual movement, a breakdancer is confined to an area facing his shadow trying to escape it as an ironic gesture to realize an impossible act.