Hermetically bounded by mirrors, a figure reminiscent of Narcissus deals only with his mirror image, while he is voyeuristically filmed by a camera. Lost in his own thought, the figure dissolves arrhythmically between the rooms into the luminous particles of his own consumption.
Constantin Hartenstein is an artist based in Berlin. He studied at the University of the Arts Berlin and Braunschweig University of Art with Professor Candice Breitz. In 2011, he worked as a film producer for the German Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale. Since 2019, Hartenstein is an Artistic Associate at the UdK Film Institute Berlin. He received grants and prizes including German Films, AG Kurzfilm, LOOP Barcelona, VISIO European Program on Artists' Moving Images, Goethe Institut China, and Kraft Prize for New Media. His works are included in public and private collections; and have been exhibited and screened at international institutions. Recent exhibitions include Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, WRO Media Art Biennale Wroclaw, Berlinische Galerie, Anthology Film Archives New York, Goethe Institute Beijing, Museum of the Moving Image New York (USA), Times Museum Guangzhou (CN), Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Goethe Institute New York and Transmediale Berlin.