A random algorithm manipulates the movement of the electric blind. A video is projected onto the opposite white wall showing that blind filmed from the front.
The blind in this 15-minute-loop meets his authentic self, that permanently generates new forms of movement and therefore creates an endless dialogue.
This work won 1st prize of fine arts of the university of arts Bremen. The jury consisted of three external curators and scientists of popular museums of the region: Janneke de Vries (GAK Bremen), Eva Fischer-Hausdorf (Kunsthalle Bremen) und Dr. Annett Reckert (Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Haus Coburg). The eulogy of the jury was the following:
»The jury was very convinced by his work »Mimikry«, which offers a surprisingly new enactment of the room to the viewer. The view is led upwards, away from the classical view, where – along the title – the window in the projection seems to mime the real window. The up and down of the blinds finds its answer in the movie. Together with the sound Zerbst succeeds a convincing, irritating impact. He reflects the ratio of inside and outside, as topics of reality, depiction and deception in doubling of reality. Art becomes a trap for sight.«