SIMONE HAECKEL

Gespenster

source: salzburgmuseum

Shows the intent expressions of three to four-year-old children watching something happening below and to the left of the camera. Their breathing is irregular, their attention is captivated as if they were under hypnosis. Häckel observes children in her friends’ families watching television and shows the intense absorption with which children use media – even when they’re only watching marionette dramas, as in the scene documented here.

Simone Häckel began her artistic observations with her own children, and went on to develop many more projects on how children and young people experience their world.