Shell Shock Syndrome, 2014, kinetic installation
50 mechanical dolls, alter egos of Felix Burger, sing the opening of the St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. We see three 16mm films that show Felix Burger in an uncontrolled way, which makes him appear to be on the edge of madness and stiffened by fear. Failure is a recurring theme in this chaotic, complex and seemingly unfinished installation. Through the installation Shell Shock Syndrome it is almost as if Burger takes us into the interior of his artistic brain.