The uniqueness of Christine Schulz’ work lies in the fact that she deals with contemporary social developments, which she brings to life in her complex spatial installations. Her installations consist mainly of materials she has found and put together to create a model spatial setting using simple construction methods.
For the present installation, Schulz gathered materials from the streets of Thessaloniki and used them to create a structure. As in an archaeological site, this structure gives the film and images their own space.
The centrepiece of Christine Schulz’ reproduction is her short six-minute film, Delphic raft. While several men and a woman engage in a mysterious activity in front of the backdrop of the Bay of Thessaloniki, Schulz overlays two settings over each other. With the help of simple technical equipment and through an extravagant ritual, an undefined object is pulled up a building’s staircase. A particularly impressive element is the sound of the work, especially when the chains in the winch create a rhythmic sound. One thing becomes clear: only together do the actors in the film manage to pull the heavy object up. However, Christine Schulz has not yet revealed where she has observed this collaborative activity. Still, by playing both sequences of images over each other, she conveys the elements of hope and polysemy.