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Marcel Odenbach: Gespräch zwischen Ost und West (Dialogue between East and West), 1978; stills 1; LCD monitor, headphones; 03:40 min; © (Marcel Odenbach) VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2010
Marcel Odenbach: Gespräch zwischen Ost und West (Dialogue between East and West), 1978; stills 2; © (Marcel Odenbach) VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2010

Gespräch zwischen Ost und West
(Dialogue between East and West), 1978
LCD monitor, headphones; 03:40 min.
© (Marcel Odenbach) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2010

Two men, Gábor Bódy and Marcel Odenbach, are seated at a table in a scene resembling an official interview. Nametags indicate who they are. The camera alternates between the two men, who seem to wish to speak but then merely open their mouths mutely like fish in the water releasing bubbles. The Dialogue between East and West remains silent. Towards the end of the film, the camera once more shows the two men sitting side by side, looking straight at the viewer. Not a single word is spoken.