FIT (single—channel video, 2012) The film examines contemporary ‘non—places’ as described by Marc Augé in his phenomenological approach to supermodern spaces in metropolitain settlements. A contortionist, through challenging his physical abilities, becomes part of the architectural environment. The transformed image creates an evacuated space. FIT wants to question the ideal body image that is communicated via media and reveals how our bodies can become victims of obsession.
Constantin Hartenstein (b. 1982 in Herzberg) — a German installation and video artist.
He studied Experimental Media at the University of the Arts in Berlin with Maria Vedder and Heinz Emigholz where he graduated with honors in 2009. In 2010, he was awarded the Meisterschüler degree (honored master student) at Braunschwieg University of Art where he studied Fine Arts with Candice Breitz. In 2012, he was an artist in residence at Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California (USA). His works have been exhibited and screened at international galleries and institutions, such as Volksbühne Berlin, Berlinische Galerie, transmediale, Herzliya Biennial (Israel), Goethe Institut in New York, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn and German Consulate in New York.
He lives and works in Berlin and New York.