The Chase
by Monika Oechsler

Image of a shadow on a red running track


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Still from The Chase


In The Chase a male and a female performer encircle each other in a never-ending race, with speed and motion employed to create alternating rhythms of remoteness and fleeting encounters.

The work's cyclical nature is echoed by the athletics race track as the performers to go to their maximum level of physical strength and beyond and. The performers sense each other across varying distances the gaze of the camera and the viewer become explicit in the construction of difference and desire.

Commissioned  by Picture This and South West Media Development Agencyas part of Remote Sensing: Outlook and Observation in collaboration with Spacex Gallery and Prema.


Year 2000
Duration 3 minutes
Original format
Screening format
Aspect ratio
Colour / B&W Colour
Screens 1


Funded by Arts Council of England National Touring Programme and South West Arts.

Screening history:

Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK

Lux Centre, London, UK

Prema Arts Centre, Gloucestershire, UK

And Videonale 9, Kunstverein Bonn, Germany; Edith-Russ Media Art Gallery, Oldenburg, Germany; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria.

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